Deputy Chief of Party USAID Grant Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Title:       Deputy Chief of Party

Organization: Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Chief
of Party

About US:

We are hiring! Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is currently recruiting for a
Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming five year USAID-funded Social and
Behavior Change (SBC) project in Uganda.

At CCP, we believe
in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt
healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities.

Good health is
critical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also to community and
national development, impacting educational and economic success. With projects
in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America along with work
in our hometown of Baltimore, CCP’s portfolio spans the globe.

Job Summary: The
Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) shall provide support to implement the overall
strategic leadership and play a vital role in supporting the Chief of Party
(COP) for oversight to a large five-year USAID funded social and behavior
change project in Uganda, pending funding confirmation. She/he shall have depth
and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional
reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfill the
requirements of the activity. In supporting the COP in rolling out the mission
of this activity, experience interacting with host country government agencies
including local governments, development partners, the private sector, and
civil society organizations to address social and behavior change (SBC) issues
in the health sector is essential. The DCOP will be required to travel in
Uganda, and internationally, as needed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program management

COP in project management, operations, and oversight

project coordination across health areas and across sectors

the sub-grants program, providing technical and financial oversight to Grantees

consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contract and deliverables
are in place

track and monitor procurements, contracts, work plans and other administrative
and programmatic documents

and work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and
compliant spending

frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all
locations (offsite, in headquarters, and internationally)

engagement with internal and external partners

adherence to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Center for Communication Programs
(CCP), and donor rules, regulations and policies

Staff supervision

mentor and coach staff independently

and train new staff members

regular (at least quarterly) check ins and annual performance reviews with all

and recommend appropriate professional development opportunities for staff

coaching and mentoring to promote continued growth and improvement among
supervisees and other staff

and ensure the quality of work produced by staff or team

group work and effective team functioning independently; includes identifying
and filling staffing gaps and independent contractor identification and hiring

with compliance to all JHU supervisory policy

Technical work

production and finalization of documents, work plans, reports, and/or
presentations for external audiences, including the donor, including being the
main writer and comp compiling all necessary information from regional offices
and technical leads

technical expertise in relevant technical areas (i.e. SBC, knowledge
management, health areas, etc.)

high level technical communication, including writing reports, creating and
giving presentations, and facilitating trainings or group discussions

Lead the
Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) agenda for the project

Professional and
Organizational Growth

and lead project-wide initiatives, independently

CCP at relevant external meetings and events, including delivering technical
presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiate and follow
through with opportunities for collaboration

abreast of technical updates and share them with all staff members

engage and collaborate with other projects

and address factors that might strategically impact the project, and propose
solutions to appropriate staff members

seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills

or initiate quarterly check-in meetings with supervisor to assess performance,
strengths and areas for improvement in your current position, and establish
professional goals

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

of ten (10) years’ experience in managing and providing technical support and
capacity building to large complex international projects with significant SBC
components. Preference will be given to those with considerable working
experience in social behavior change.

Master’s degree in a relevant field or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
with a minimum of 5 years’ experience additional to the ten (10) years’
experience above.

A senior
technical expert in at least one of these technical areas (FP/RH; HIV/AIDS,
MCH, Malaria, Nutrition), gender and youth; with sufficient understanding of
all these areas to direct integrated, collaboration and coordination efforts.

knowledge of and/or experience with US Government-funded program management,
policies, regulations, and procedures is desirable.

record of leadership in the management of SBC programs and experience leading
projects across a range of intervention types and/or health areas.


past performance references.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

leadership skills in working collaboratively and effectively engaging with
other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.

capacity in managing for results.

knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in social
behavior change.

experience in social sciences, public health and senior-level management
position and experience leading large and complex SBC focused projects.

level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a
demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad
range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.

skills and experience in collaborative working relationships with senior level
government leadership.

organizational, analytical and oral and written communication skills in

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the web form below.

Click Here

Deadline: 15th April 2020

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