CARE USA Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

CARE USA Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Empowered Communities Activity (ECA) in Ethiopia. This project focuses on strengthening the understanding, ownership, accountability, and quality of RMNCAH-N services. This activity should identify opportunities and solutions to strengthen women and girls’ involvement in decision-making that affects how RMNCAH-N services are delivered or adapted.

Position Description:

The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout the project duration. S/he will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to, and resolve challenges in the implementation of, cross-sectoral activities reflective of the program’s theory of change, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation, and relevant work plans.

In addition to promoting quality, the DCOP will encourage efficiency in program delivery. This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing the application of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures.

The DCOP is also expected to promote learning and innovation. This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties.

This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is contingent upon award and donor approval. The application deadline is 19 May 2023.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the-art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.

  • Preparing terms of reference, identifying specialists, and managing their work for results, including, as appropriate, for work performed by contractors, consultants, and other entities under this award.

  • Ensuring compliance with all USAID policies, including gender, localization and sustainability guidance, and FP compliance reporting requirements.

  • Designing and managing necessary technical assistance plans and delivery of high-quality, effective technical assistance at all levels for meaningful results, particularly at the community level.

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring, reporting, and competence for the effective scale-up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.

  • Develop and implement systems that address Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, and
    other pertinent sectoral issues. Resolve/ facilitate the resolution of technical issues.

  • Integrate gender and social accountability approaches into programming.

  • Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.

  • Understanding and demonstrating a commitment to the importance of gender, youth, and social inclusion issues.

  • Conduct monitoring visits to observe field activities.

  • Serve on the program’s Senior Management Team.

  • Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.

  • Mentor and supervise direct report/s, including the program’s technical leads.


  • Demonstrated and progressively challenging experience working in Maternal Child Health/RH/FP program management.

  • Substantial, progressively responsible senior experience in international development as Deputy Chief of Party, Project Director, or senior management experience on large food security, development, or humanitarian relief projects.

  • Experience with two or more of the following: adolescent/youth SRH programming, reproductive health/FP; maternal, newborn, and child health; and Nutrition;

  • Experience with one or more of the following cross-cutting approaches: gender equity and women/ girls' empowerment, social accountability, governance, and Social Behavioral Change Communication.

  • Experience managing USAID cooperative agreements and/or contracts and implementing donor priorities including localization preferred.

  • Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.

  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.

  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation, written and oral English.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing institutional capacity in government institutions in Ethiopia or similar contexts.

  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH).

    How to Apply

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