Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Employment Opportunity – IntraHealth International

Job Title:      Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
Organisation: IntraHealth
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International is a non-profit organization that was founded in North Carolina,
United States and has been working in over 30 years in over 100 countries.
IntraHealth has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need.
IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving
health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology,
and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental
organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth
champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses
to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure
they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to
provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health
and well-being.
Job Summary:  The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E)
funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
RHITES-E is a five-year (May 22, 2017 – May 21, 2022) Activity implemented by
an IntraHealth International-led consortium, which includes The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO), the Malaria Consortium, Communication for Development
Foundation Uganda (CDFU) and Medic Mobile. The purpose of USAID RHITES-E is to
increase utilization of high quality health services for approximately 5.3
million Ugandans living in 23 districts in Eastern Uganda
The DCOP will be
responsible for the: 1) development and implementation of a robust annual
workplan; 2) development and implementation of a community engagement strategy;
3) documentation and use of data for decision making; 4) identification and
documentation of RHITES-E’s best practices; 5) programmatic and technical
report writing; 6) collaboration with national, regional and district
stakeholders to ensure the strategic and technical visibility of RHITES-E ‘s
work; 7) partnership building with our principal donor-USAID Uganda. In the
absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume overall leadership and management
responsibility for the RHITES-Activity. The DCOP will also take the lead in
coordinating program development, implementation and reporting, and will work
very closely with the Directors for: Health System Strengthening, Health
Service Delivery, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning and Finance Management and
Operations to oversee the Activity’s major components, and to ensure results
and synergy in the development and implementation of the Activity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the COP with all aspects of project operations including,
    technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training and
    developing an organizational chart with distinct roles and
  • Ensure daily operations of implementation activities are on schedule
    and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead
    time to get the necessary approvals
  • Support COP in compiling and disseminating high-quality periodic
    reporting in line with USAID and IntraHealth requirements (quarterly and
    annual progress reports, quarterly financial reports etc.)
  • Document lessons learned and organize learning and sharing
    opportunities between project and external stakeholders.
  • Supervise the Community Engagement Team Lead and Unit
  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review program
    implementation, and identify measures to overcome implementation
    bottlenecks and enhance quality of deliverables;
  • Provide technical and quality assurance assistance and support to
    the RHITES-E Activity staff including sub recipients for the identification
    and coordination of day-to-day implementation and data use focused on
    technical assistance that advances promising and evidence based
  • Work closely with the RHITES-E directors and staff on documentation
    to ensure visibility of the RHITES-E Activity, highlighting innovations,
    strengths, results, lessons learned and impact, in blogs, peer review
    journals, technical briefs, and conferences;
  • Work with the MEL Director to organize learning and sharing
    opportunities between the Activity staff, intra/inter district and
    intra/inter health facility;
  • Assist the COP and project leads to develop and act on project
    learning plans, performance dashboards and portfolio review meetings;
  • Represents IntraHealth at a variety of national and international
    health and development fora, as requested by the COP and as approved by
    USAID Uganda
  • Provides guidance in the identification, establishment and ongoing
    cultivation of project private sector partnerships and alliances needed to
    meet RHITES-E’s cost share.
  • Keep up to date with current implementation science and
    state-of-the-art service delivery approaches.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal applicants for the Intrahealth International Deputy Chief
    of Party (DCOP) job placement should hold a Master’s degree or higher in
    Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field
  • At least ten years of progressive responsibility in leading large
    health systems strengthening programs in Uganda or East Africa countries.
  • Experience working with USG directly or as an implementing partner,
    strong familiarity with other health services USG initiatives, and
    considerable experience working with the host government preferred
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with national, district and
    community authorities, the USG and other donors, as well as other
    implementing partners
  • High 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
  • Proven oral and written communication skills in English leading
    groups towards program results
  • Strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning, leadership,
    networking, and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated past achievements in capacity building and fostering
    team work for desired results
  • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for all work
    activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through
    on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest
    impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’s
    success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and
    equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Innovation – Develops new, better or significantly different ideas,
    methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of
    IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global
  • Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer
    service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or
    external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and
    expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational knowledge to identify
    and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while
    recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability
    to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound
    decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates
    strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Business Acumen – Knowledge, insight, and application of business
    concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound
    decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this
    knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting,
    identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
  • Effective Communication – Understands effective communication
    concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain
    complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other
    required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and
    accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application
    of appropriate professional communication behaviors.
  • Risk Management-Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for
    assessing and controlling the organization’s exposure to risks of various
    kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse
    situations. Knowledge, insight and application of safety and security
    concepts, tools and processes required for protecting Intrahealth
    employees and property.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the IntraHealth
International should apply by clicking on the web link below.
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