USAID Save the Children Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Funding Source: USAID HIV/AIDS
Integrated Program
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.  In
Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child
Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food
Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts.
Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North,
Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the
Children has a staff complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2013, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will work with
Save the Children’s existing country office in Uganda, and will work closely
with the COP to support the management of the USAID Cooperative Agreement for
the anticipated five-year $20M Health and HIV/AIDS Integrated Program. S/he
will support the design, implementation and monitoring of this project which
will link with previous USAID-funded and other actors’ socio-economic
development efforts to address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), family planning
(FP), malaria, nutrition and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH)
challenges within Karamoja. The DCOP for this key program will maintain close
liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, the local government, and
partners as needed and will also be accountable for the timely submission of
all deliverables to USAID.  The DCOP will
also have to serve as the COP during absences of the incumbent and represent
the project in key technical working and advisory groups. This is a senior
leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team. The DCOP
will be instrumental in providing overall technical leadership to the project
and transforming the quality and delivery of decentralized health and HIV/AIDS
service delivery interventions.  S/he
will also be responsible for developing and ensuring that the organizational,
personnel, and management systems are of the highest caliber and are aligned to
support capacity building initiatives that are consistent and encompass all of
these critical components of the project. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    degree or higher in public health, social services or related field
  • At least eight years’ field-based
    experience managing large and complex development assistance programs for
    HIV/AIDS and health, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and working with
    local governments, civil society and communities. 
  • Past exposure and experience managing
    large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level, with at least
    several years working with USG-funded programs.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    decentralized health and HIV/AIDS service delivery programs within Africa,
    as well as high impact HIV/AIDS and health services in the Uganda context
    or similar setting.
  • Demonstrated team player with management
    skills at various levels including host country institutions and
    international organizations, as well as mentoring/coaching skills.
  • Extensive experience in understanding the
    complexities of post-conflict health projects and services, and the
    ability to apply gender integration to those needs.
  • Proven experience building capacity of
    programs with local NGOs and government bodies in-country and working
    collaboratively with partners and/or key stakeholders.
  • Past exposure and experience in developing
    project work plans, budgets and managing the implementation, program staff
    and all short-term technical assistance. 
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Highly
    computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability
    to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources &
Administration, Save the Children, Plot 68/70, Kiira Road, P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that
are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the
earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 12th December 2014

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