8 Sep 2020

Deputy Chief of Party at Pathfinder

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Description

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Summary:

Pathfinder is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to provide overall strategic leadership and oversight for an upcoming five year USAID-funded reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health proposal in Tanzania. The project aims to increase the demand for and use of quality integrated RMNCAH services in target regions, particularly women of reproductive age, youth and children, by improving access to quality RMNCAH services in both facilities and the surrounding communities, promoting positive health-seeking behaviors among Tanzania’s population, and enhancing the overall policy environment for RMNCAH service delivery. A five-year activity under a Contract mechanism is anticipated through full and open competition.

The Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for overseeing all programming, including ensuring the technical quality of services. strategic leadership and oversight for an upcoming five year USAID-funded reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health proposal in Tanzania. The project aims to increase the demand for and use of quality integrated RMNCAH services in target regions, particularly women of reproductive age, youth and children, by improving access to quality RMNCAH services in both facilities and the surrounding communities, promoting positive health-seeking behaviors among Tanzania’s population, and enhancing the overall policy environment for RMNCAH service delivery. A five-year activity under a Contract mechanism is anticipated through full and open competition. The Deputy Chief of Party works with sub-partners to decide on targets, oversees the development and execution of community action plans, monitors the implementation of the work plans, works with the Deputy Chief of Party to facilitate operational capacity building initiatives, directly facilitates technical capacity building, and supports coordination with local government and other key partners. The Deputy Chief of Party directs and supervises senior program staff and consultants.

Key Job Outcomes: 

Strategic Technical Leadership

  • Lead the technical design and implementation of project strategies, create a realistic and donor-repsonsive timeline, and continuously evaluate project progress towards achieving organizational strategic goals.
  • Be fully conversent on best practicies globally to develop and adapt for the Tanzania setting.
  • Provide technical leadership to project staff and partners in support of project objectives.
  • Collaborate with headquarters and all partners to ensure programming aligns with agency mission and vision and that project best practices and lessons learned are shared for agency-wide dissemination
  • Utilize a participatory approach to developing and updating the project strategic plan, ensuring programmatic directions are technically-sound, evidence-based, and consistent with international standards.
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to local partners in support of sustainable impact

Program Management

  • Assist the COP in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables.
  • Assist the COP in monitoring project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, utilizing tools and methods developed by Pathfinder, and ensuring effective usage of resources and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Oversee subgrantees/subcontractors ensuring  quality implementation of programming and achievement of agreed upon objectives and targets in accordance with established schedules and timelines.
  • Document technical components of materials and project achevements for communications materials such as annual reports, brochures, and website updates.
  • Identify, select, manage performance of, and mentor project staff ensuring professional and capacity building; facilitate necessary international technical assistance to promote project goals and objectives.
  • Support other country programs, provide technical assistance, and foster cross-country collaboration.

Organizational Representation and Collaboration

  • Assist COP in addressing technical and programmatic issues related to the project.
  • Liaise with donors, partners, host government agencies, and other key stakeholders to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges to ensure dissemination and incorporation of best practices.
  • Cultivate strong relations with headquarters to achieve organizational goals and provide periodic updates to staff worldwide on the progress, challenges, successes, and lessons learned in managing the project.
  • Serve as COP, assuming overall field responsibility for project, in absence of the COP, as necessary.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating projects
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies.
  • Experience working with public and private partners and stakeholders at all levels (national to community).
  • Experience working with complex programs involving short deadlines, multiple tasks, in coordination with multiple partners, to achieve expected results.
  • Proven ability to manage, motivate, and mentor staff at all levels and create a positive team environment.
  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong preference for Tanzanian national and then regional East Africa personnel.

 Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong preference for Tanzanian national and then regional East Africa personnel.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.

Required Education, Training and Experience: 

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree Or 3 years of professional exposure working in mid to senior management position (in addition to the below requirement of 10 years);
  • A minimum of 10 years of mid to senior level experience in designing, implementing or managing large, complex, sexual and reproductive health programs in/for developing countries;
  • Experience managing USAID-funded health programming.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the health context and structural issues in Tanzania including socioeconomic, institutional and policy issues that are related to essential services in population, health, and nutrition.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili.

Other Information:

  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 35%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
  • Please Note: This position is contingent upon project award and funding.
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Closing Date : 8th October, 2020.






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