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,
Uganda
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
·       
Support
COP in project management, operations, and oversight
·       
Facilitate
project coordination across health areas and across sectors
·       
Oversee
the sub-grants program, providing technical and financial oversight to Grantees
·       
Oversee
consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contract and deliverables
are in place
·       
Initiate,
track and monitor procurements, contracts, work plans and other administrative
and programmatic documents
·       
Oversee
and work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and
compliant spending
·       
Maintain
frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all
locations (offsite, in headquarters, and internationally)
·       
Lead
engagement with internal and external partners
·       
Ensure
adherence to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Center for Communication Programs
(CCP), and donor rules, regulations and policies
Staff supervision
·       
Supervise,
mentor and coach staff independently
·       
Orient
and train new staff members
·       
Conduct
regular (at least quarterly) check ins and annual performance reviews with all
supervisees
·       
Identify
and recommend appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
·       
Provide
coaching and mentoring to promote continued growth and improvement among
supervisees and other staff
·       
Oversee
and ensure the quality of work produced by staff or team
·       
Manage
group work and effective team functioning independently; includes identifying
and filling staffing gaps and independent contractor identification and hiring
·       
Operate
with compliance to all JHU supervisory policy
Technical work
·       
Lead
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
·       
Demonstrate
technical expertise in relevant technical areas (i.e. SBC, knowledge
management, health areas, etc.)
·       
Demonstrate
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
·       
Initiate
and lead project-wide initiatives, independently
·       
Represent
CCP at relevant external meetings and events, including delivering technical
presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiate and follow
through with opportunities for collaboration
·       
Stay
abreast of technical updates and share them with all staff members
·       
Professionally
engage and collaborate with other projects
·       
Recognize
and address factors that might strategically impact the project, and propose
solutions to appropriate staff members
·       
Proactively
seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills
·       
Request
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:
·       
Minimum
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.
·       
A
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.
·       
Working
knowledge of and/or experience with US Government-funded program management,
policies, regulations, and procedures is desirable.
·       
Proven
record of leadership in the management of SBC programs and experience leading
projects across a range of intervention types and/or health areas.
·       
Ugandan
national.
·       
Excellent
past performance references.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·       
Demonstrated
leadership skills in working collaboratively and effectively engaging with
other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
·       
Demonstrated
capacity in managing for results.
·       
Demonstrated
knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in social
behavior change.
·       
Demonstrated
experience in social sciences, public health and senior-level management
position and experience leading large and complex SBC focused projects.
·       
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.
·       
Excellent
skills and experience in collaborative working relationships with senior level
government leadership.
·       
Excellent
organizational, analytical and oral and written communication skills in
English.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the web form below.
Deadline: 15th April 2020
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