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JOB TITLE: TASK ORDER MALARIA DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY
LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria
JSI’s Integrated Supply Chain Field Office in Nigeria manages operations for both the SCMS Project (funded by PEPFAR) and the USAID | DELIVER Project. The accelerated growth of JSI’s procurement and supply management (PSM) related work in Nigeria requires enhanced management oversight to ensure quality technical work. The position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Task Order (TO) Malaria has been created in the USAID | DELIVER Project in order to strengthen the strategic and operational management of project activities funded under the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
This is a full time position based in Abuja, Nigeria. The DCOP works under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), who is his/her supervisor. The DCOP exercises principal responsibility, subject to the direction of the COP and senior USAID | DELIVER Project staff in Arlington, for managing a portfolio of activities under Task Order Malaria that is supported by an annual budget in excess of $30 million. Chief among the DCOP’s responsibilities are to lead (1) the continuous monitoring and periodic updating of Task Order Malaria’s overall strategy in Nigeria, in collaboration with USAID and the Government of Nigeria, and (2) the specification and effective implementation of an annual work plan and budget, as agreed with USAID and USAID|DELIVER project staff. The DCOP manages directly more than a dozen staff based in Abuja and in state-level field offices who are assigned full-time to Task Order Malaria. The DCOP is a member of, and is expected to play a leadership role in, the 15-member Senior Management Team (SMT) of the JSI Integrated Supply Chain Field Office.
Together with other senior managers, the DCOP is responsible for ensuring that Field Office staff comply with all applicable US Government and JSI policies, rules and regulations; and that staff observe and maintain the highest standards of honesty, personal integrity, and professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
Develop, continuously monitor and update the written overall country strategy for TO Malaria-funded activities. Provide strategic leadership to the malaria activities, promoting synergies across the field office programs and innovative approaches.
Lead the development and timely submission of an annual work plan and budget for TO Malaria activities.
Organize implementation of the annual work plan, ensuring the timely completion / submission of all TO Malaria deliverables.
Together with the Field Office department of Finance & Administration, monitor budget execution and spending rates; and ensure that variances are promptly brought to the attention of the COP and other senior USAID|DELIVER project staff.
Lead the development of innovative data management systems to enhance the visibility and management of the malaria supply chain.
Oversee monitoring and evaluation components of malaria portfolio. Conceptualize ways to test models and measure program effectiveness and efficiency. Strategically document program outcomes.
Together with the Associate Director for Malaria, manage the TO Malaria team, maximizing and leveraging available human resources to achieve the strategic goals of the program and the successful execution of planned activities. Map work processes, identify and resolve bottle necks, and develop SOP’s as needed. Supervise malaria team staff; mentor and build their capacity.
Maintain excellent and productive relations with USAID Nigeria activity managers for USAID|DELIVER TO Malaria and with other USG staff supporting PMI;
Maintain excellent and productive relations with Government of Nigeria officials involved in malaria control programming, in particular staff at the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and with other donors, implementing partners, and stakeholders supporting malaria control in Nigeria.
Represent the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and JSI at technical meetings and with other cooperating agencies, senior government officials and donor agencies.
Together with the DCOP for Task Order 4 (public health), assist the COP in providing the overall management and strategic vision for the project. Support the Chief of Party to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated and that use of available resources is maximized.
Help to ensure an open, regular communication flow within the malaria team, between the malaria team and the rest of the Nigeria field office, and between the field office and home office.
Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team, periodically chairing meetings as directed by the COP.
Serve as Acting Chief of Party in the absence of the Chief of Party.
Stay abreast of global DELIVER and other relevant supply chain and malaria initiatives that could support the projects’ objectives in Nigeria.
Work closely with the Director for Monitoring and Evaluation, and all other Directors, to prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and other periodic reports for PMI, USAID, National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and others as needed.
Develop scopes of work for short term technical assistance.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.
International health logistics and/or public health professional with at least ten years’ experience in development.
At least five years’ experience supporting logistics and/or procurement & supply management functions and activities in the health sector.
At least five years’ experience managing technical, program and/or administrative staff.
At least three years’ experience supporting malaria control programs.
At least two years’ experience living/working full-time in a developing country context.
A relevant post-graduate degree (MPH strongly preferred).
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and/or project/program design.
Demonstrated experience working with senior government officials.
Demonstrated experience representing programs to governments, donors and diverse groups of stakeholders.
Fluency in English; excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and present relevant information to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently with little/no supervision and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other relevant computer applications.
Able to travel up to 25% in country to support technical and management activities.
Willingness and ability to travel internationally, including to the US.
Previous work experience in west Africa strongly preferred.
Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/03/2013.
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DUE DATE: 03 / 03 / 2013.
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