About the job
Location To be determined, Tanzania
Reports to Chief of Party
Please Note This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of early or mid-2023.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change202, and realize their full potential.
Global Communities is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID Tanzania Regional Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity. This five-year $35-40M million program will strengthen the health and food market systems that promote adoption of optimal nutrition-related behaviors across a range of stakeholders in targeted regions in Tanzania. This purpose will be achieved by a) increasing the coverage of quality nutrition services at health facilities and community; b) improving consumption of safe, nutritious foods; and c) increasing capacity of councils to utilize data, plan, budget, and deliver quality nutrition services.
Under the direction of the Chief of Party, the DCOP will provide management and strong technical oversight of the project. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.
The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership of the multisectoral nutrition program and for managing a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensuring quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. The DCOP will ensure that the project’s implementation and technical assistance are aligned with its approved workplan and budget and meets quality standards, targets, and needs of government officials, local partners, and civil society stakeholders.
- Develop, adapt, oversee implementation of multisectoral nutrition strategies to be in line with USAID and Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, and PO-RALG guidelines.
- Provide or facilitate high quality mentorship/coaching and capacity-building to project technical leads across disciplines of nutrition, health systems strengthening, agriculture/markets, governance, and private sector engagement.
- Ensure technical quality of the program across sectors; provide the technical team with adequate and up-to-date technical guidelines, standard operating procedures, quality standards, evidence-based models, and other technical tools.
- Use principles of adaptive management and data-driven continuous improvement processes and develop appropriate responses to solve challenges under tight deadlines while ensuring operational integrity and project impact.
- Ensure that project technical strategies are documented, systematized, and disseminated to key partners.
- In collaboration with the project’s MEL Advisor, help establish a monitoring system (e.g., indicators and data collection methodologies) to track quality and reach of program activities; ensure that lessons learned from project implementation inform field discourse and programmatic decisions at all levels and participate in the development and implementation of a learning agenda and research agenda for the project.
- Support the development and implementation of a plan to actively assess and improve relevant staff technical knowledge and skills.
- Develop and facilitate supportive partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders in the program areas and ensure fluid communication and close working relationships with partner organizations.
- Oversee staff and partners’ planning, execution and documentation of project activities, ensuring timely and high-quality achievement of targets and deliverables.
- Conduct regular site visits to observe project progress, supervise data quality assessments and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders.
- Hold routine project review sessions with staff and partners to assess and improve project performance against workplan and targets.
- Document best practices and prepare communications for different audiences, including the general public, the Tanzanian government, donors and national/international conferences.
- Serve as the key point of contact for assigned financial, administrative and human resource matters at program level, ensuring optimal communication and coordination with the Chief of Party.
- Assume the position of Chief of Party role when the COP is not available.
- Prepare, manage and monitor budgets and other program resources.
- Support the production and submission of timely, high-quality activity reports, financial reports, and oral presentations to USAID and other relevant parties, effectively and accurately communicating project progress, achievements, challenges, lessons learned, and utilization of funds
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to international development, public administration, international development, public health, nutrition, life sciences, or related field with a minimum of 8 years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in a field related to nutrition; or,
- Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to international development, public administration, international development, public health, nutrition, life sciences, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in a field related to nutrition.
- At least seven years of progressively increasing technical leadership/management responsibility, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff, preferably with a program of an equivalent size and scope.
- Graduate degree in a related field of study (e.g., public health, medicine, nutrition).
- Experience in Africa required, with preference for recent work in Tanzania
- USAID experience required, and contract management experience desired;
- Experience providing technical leadership and/or management support to large multisectoral nutrition programs strongly preferred.
- Experience in using performance data for ongoing quality improvement and adaptive management; experience with USAID’s CLA Framework preferred.
- Strong management, leadership, and governance skills within public sector, civil society organizations, NGOs, or multi-sector bodies to achieve sustainable outcomes, especially in developing countries.
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders.
- Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is required.
- Fluency (verbal and written) in English required, Swahili preferred.
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment