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Job: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Director Programs at Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI)

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Job Overview

The Director Programs who will double as Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will coordinate technical and programmatic activities for the ACE2 project. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP).


Serve as primary technical point of contact between implementing project team, and relevant stakeholders
Support the Chief of Party in designing of effective strategies to ensure efficiency at all levels (including sub-recipients).
Ensure that project deliverables, targets, and objectives are met timely and that progress reports and results are of high quality
Coordinate performance management with accountability and incentive systems, supervise direct reports and directly manage the project team
Ensure that work plan, project implementation occurs within budget restrictions, and result meets target and overall objectives
Ensure that prime and sub-recipient’s financial controls and award management systems comply with accounting principles, and USAID cost principles and standards including procurement, disposal of project resources and assets
Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures, QA for project management, and the optimal use of resources pertaining to quality staffing and cost-effective operations
Provide scientific (including evidence-based interventions), technical leadership, knowledge management, and innovative technical approaches for piloting the project.

Work Interactions and Conditions

The Program Director will have overall responsibility for leadership and management of the project and reporting of project activities.
S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity.
S/he will serve as the project’s main technical point of contact.

Mode of Evaluation:

Monthly activity program report
Quarterly project report
Annual project report.


Education: MD or MBBS with Master’s Degree in Public Health or related fields
Experience: 10+ years of progressively senior-level management experience in managing complex public health programs or programs with similar size and complexity
Specialized knowledge: Demonstrable experience in design, implementation, and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or other climes; Experience leading USAID, CDC and other, PEPFAR funded large scale programs is desirable; Knowledgeable in HIV/AIDS, TB and other infectious disease including COVID-19, maternal and child health, HSS, QA/QI etc
Skills: Proficient in excel and word processing; power point, strong written and oral presentation skills, ability to analyze, present and use data for decision making
Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: Strong managerial skills, strategic vision, strong leadership qualities, strong professional reputation in the health industry.

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