19 Dec 2023

Deputy Chief of Party/ Technical Director at Abt Associates

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Job Description


The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

Abt Associates is preparing for an upcoming USAID-funded Malaria Vector Control Activity in Tanzania. The project will identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.

As the Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director, you will serve as the project’s technical lead, reporting to the Chief of Party (COP). You will have the responsibility of overseeing all technical components of the activity, continually improving implementation quality, and ensuring the activity adheres to technical best practices. You will support the COP with the overall implementation and technical management of the program, ensure an integrated vision, and serve as program representative in absence of the COP. The position is anticipated to be full-time for the duration of the program and is intended to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The position is contingent upon the activity’s award and USAID approval.

Core Responsibilities

Provide direct technical supervision and support to program activities in key technical areas of the project including ITN distribution, supply chain and logistics, entomological monitoring and social and behavior change (SBC), Ensure that activity components are results-oriented, deliverables are of high quality, and reporting is relevant and timely. The DCOP/Technical Director must focus on achieving results in all areas within the timeframe and ensure synergies and cohesion between the different result areas.
Support program teams in developing and implementing innovative approaches to capacity strengthening.
Support project staff to ensure high quality transfer of skills and knowledge to Tanzanian institutions and communities.
Provide technical support and guidance to the COP on issues related to technical areas/functions and ensure that all activities are consistent with accepted best practices.
Lead the drafting and development of monthly activity updates, quarterly and annual progress reports, and technical reports as needed.
Directly supervise technical/programmatic leads to ensure a consistent and integrated approach across all project activities.
Oversee the work of technical consultants, subcontractors/subrecipients, and any other entities directly contributing to the project’s activities and results.
Participate in technical meetings and select technical working groups as appropriate to represent the project and ensure collaboration on relevant technical work.
Maintain productive working relationships with USAID, NMCP, Ministry of Public Health counterparts, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.
Act on behalf of the project Chief of Party during absences from post, and assist in the overall management of the project, including programmatic aspects.
What We Value

Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience
Master’s degree in medical entomology, public health/health administration, supply chain management/logistics, social behavior sciences or environmental health (or other relevant health specialization). Candidates with medical degrees are also desirable.
At least 10 years of relevant health experience, including significant experience in malaria prevention and control.
Experience implementing projects in Tanzania and deep knowledge of geo-political, ethnic, cultural, and other factors affecting programming in Tanzania and the region is required.
Demonstrated management and supervisory experience with USG funded activities.
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary, multicultural teams, manage complex programs, and ensure that project staff adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance, and timeliness.
Fluency in English required, Swahili desirable
What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt is committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate background checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Abt Associates also participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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Closing Date : 30th December, 2023.

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