4 Apr 2024

Deputy Chief of Party at JSI

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Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Posting Date: Apr 04,2024

Application Deadline: Apr 30,2024

Position Type: Full-time

Position Category: Local hire, paid in-country Company/Division/Subdivision: JSI – Local Hire

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Starting Date: Oct 1,2024


The Deputy Chief of Party (DC0P) is responsible for providing strategic and technical supply chain vision, oversight and leadership for the project. The DC0P will be responsible for ensuring supply chain innovation and best practices, successful implementation, and adaptive monitoring, learning and evaluation of technical activities and elements of the project. Reporting to the Chief of Party, the DC0P is a member of the Senior Management Team of the project.


Set the overall supply chain direction for the project and developing relevant indicators of success;

Oversee and effectively manage the performance of the technical supply chain activities and elements, and project deliverables in line with the overall technical direction;
Provide technical supply chain oversight and direction to the project’s technical team
With the Chief of Party, substantively contribute to project work planning;
Oversee report writing to the donor;
Serve as a member of the project’s Senior Management Team and manage a team of people to execute the project;
Supervise and assess the performance of senior staff and ensure supervisory and accountability systems are in place for all long-term and short-term advisors, sub partners, consultants and staff.
Coordinate with the MEL Director to ensure systems and processes for comprehensive and adaptive monitoring, learning and evaluation of the program.
Ensure compliance with the terms of the award and USAID operational policies and regulations;
In the absence of the COP, serve as Acting COP and the project’s key representative with the USAID and other collaborating agencies on all pragmatic, administrative and financial matters related to the project.

Advanced degree in public health, supply chain management, institutional development, business manage­ment, finance or related field or minimum or 10 years in related professional experience;

Minimum 8 years of experience managing USAID or other donor funded projects in developing countries. Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience leading large and complex supply chains and/or managing large health supply chain technical assistance projects in low and middle income countries;
Minimum of 5 years’ experience working on supply chain/pharmaceutical management projects particularly in low and middle income countries;
Demonstrated success overseeing high performing supply chains with direct knowledge of innovations and best practices;
Working knowledge of and/or experience improving product availability, visibility, supply chain performance and supply chain risk mitigation measures;
Demonstrated success at managing a team to implement complex, large scale USAID projects on time and on budget;
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; and
Written and spoken English fluency (native or equivalent).

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Method of Application

If you are interested in applying this position please send your resume, cover letter to [email protected] and kindly include title you are applying for in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Deadline for submission shall be April 30th, 2024

JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without any regards.

JSI is a child-safe organization, and the safety and well-being of children is a priority of our organization. We have robust recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff are suited to work with the children served by our programs.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

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