Deputy Chief of Party, HIV & AIDS Program

The Population Council is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide technical vision, strategic oversight, and leadership on the full range of HIV and AIDS related issues on a USAID funded project in Ghana.


  • Provide technical oversight and management to a multi-disciplinary team working to carry out a diverse range of health interventions to improve HIV and AIDS services to at risk populations in Ghana.

  • Work closely with project staff to develop, implement, and evaluate project activities in close collaboration with the project partnership organizations, government, NGOs and civil society representatives.

  • Supervise and provide technical guidance to project technical staff in a range of HIV and AIDS interventions, identify and provide staff development and training when necessary, ensure synchrony and collaboration between technical staff from the various partner organizations, and work with them to bring their ideas, findings, and lessons learned to project leadership and the donor agency.

  • Oversee the production of quarterly, annual and final technical reports for the USAID Mission or any other reports and documents that may be deemed necessary for internal reviews.

  • Coordinate preparation of the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) involving activities of all partners and Population Council and evaluate Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts for both performance and compliance monitoring.

  • Review progress of AIP periodically to identify any problems in implementation, advise corrective actions and follow up with concerned entities for corrective actions agreed upon by the project management.

  • Attend internal and joint or bilateral meetings with partners and national collaborators to further the implementation and sustainability of project initiatives and represent the project and the Population Council to the USAID Mission, other donors and constituents, government officials, and other local counterparts in meetings and other fora.

  • Work closely with the COP in ensuring compliance with the policy and legislative requirements of USAID as stipulated under the Cooperative Agreement.

  • Provide support for the synthesis and dissemination of project results.

  • Represent the project in the absence of the COP.

  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the COP and as needed by the Council Representative in Ghana


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in a social or health science with a minimum of eight years of technical and program development experience and assistance in managing, developing and implementing FP and RH research and/or service delivery interventions for internationally funded health programs.

  • High level of theoretical and practical expertise in FP, RH, maternal and child health, and/or HIV/AIDS prevention as demonstrated in achievements and positions in previous posts.

  • Solid leadership, management, and staff development skills in order to effectively manage and supervise a diverse range of technical staff.

  • Resident work experience in the Africa region, particularly West Africa. Experience in other regions also desirable.

  • Experience in building research capacity and in fostering the utilization of research results.

  • Knowledge and experience working on USAID-funded projects to ensure ability to achieve project goals and objectives and compliance with USAID regulations and policies.

  • Ability to oversee the development of accurate narrative and financial reports that meet donor and Population Council requirements.

  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.

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