Job Vacancy for Deputy Chief of Party at Project HOPE, Abuja

Deputy Chief of Party - Nigeria, Global Health

Silla Zeka Plaza, 29 Adebayo Adedeji Crescent
Utako, Abuja

Join our highly Professional, innovative and  international team that is committed to improving the quality of life of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Adolescent & Youth Population in Nigeria.  Project HOPE Nigeria (otherwise referred to People-to-People Health Foundation Nigeria) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization working in Nigeria in areas of HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, OVC, RMNCAH & Malaria intervention services. Our Programs support health outcomes of people living with HIV (PLHIV), TB patients, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), Adolescent Girl’s, their caregivers and other household members.

Job Vacancy for Deputy Chief of Party at Project HOPE, Abuja

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party who will report to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for overseeing management and technical operations. The DCOP will oversee the overall operations and ensure the smooth running of a complex, multi-layered project by managing systems, staff and building capacity that support the results of the project.  As the DCOP, s/he is also responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the project. In collaboration with the COP, s/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Project HOPE offices, various line ministries and partners as needed. Additionally, s/he will coordinate and manage district implementation, grants/finance, operations, and management information functions of the project. S/he will lead the operations, finance and support services project team and be responsible for working with the country office for the financial and grants management, HR, administration, IT, logistics and procurement of the project. The goal of the five-year project is to reduce HIV impact, vulnerability and risk, as well as increase high impact HIV services to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Nigeria.

The DCOP will liaise closely with USAID, Government of Nigeria, Project HOPE’s Headquarters and Country Office, as well as partner organizations.

Suitably qualified Nigerians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with Chief of Party to provide leadership to the program, ensure strategic program direction, and provide high quality technical assistance
Supervise technical team leaders to ensure high quality and comprehensive technical programming
Mobilize institutional and project resources, tools, best practices, innovations, technology to deliver a synergistic, evidence based program
Liaise with key partners and stakeholders to meet program objectives and deliver results
Collaborate with technical staff to ensure program activities are designed and implemented according to industry best practices while being tailored to the local context

Minimum Qualifications:

Advanced degree in public health, development studies, social sciences, social work or related field such as social work, child protection, OVC programs, and HIV/AIDS, and organizational capacity building
Minimum of ten years of field-based experience working on large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a preference for Nigerian experience
At least five years of experience in designing, managing, and supporting the implementation of national program activities related to OVC programs, quality improvement, and community mobilization and institutional capacity building for local government entities and civil society
Familiarity with the Nigerian terrain (especially south southern Nigeria) and workings of GON at national and sub-national level

Demonstrated senior management experience of large scale USAID funded project(s).Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, with specific understanding of PEPFAR 3.0 guidelines
Knowledge and skills related to monitoring and evaluation of institutional and community capacity building activities, and familiarity with participatory and qualitative research methods for health in developing countries
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
Fluency in English.

About Project HOPE

Project HOPE is a global not-for-profit organization that provides solutions to the world’s most pressing health crises through innovative global health and disaster/health crises programs. Project HOPE also publishes, Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy thought and research.

Project HOPE’s mission is to enable health care workers to have the greatest positive impact on the health of the people they serve. Founded in 1958, Project HOPE continues to be a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need. With programs around the globe, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered.