International Training and Education Center for Health Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director Jobs in Ethiopia

International Training and Education Center for Health Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222641

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care, Research and Development

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Executive (VP, Deputy General Manager)


Job Description

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH is seeking candidates for the role of Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director (DCOP) for a 5-year USAID funding program titled Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP).

The purpose of the HWIP is to address critical human resources challenges in Ethiopia’s health sector.

The Health Workforce Improvement Program will work with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE) at the national level and their respective structures at the sub-national levels (regional, zonal and woreda levels), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) levels that provide healthcare education at national and sub-national, and targeted health worker professional associations to improve the quality of Ethiopia’s health workforce. The focus areas of this Activity are:

1. Institutional and individual capacity building to improve the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres to improve the competency of clinical health workers,

2. Improve the human resource for health management and regulation capacity of national and sub-national entities. The program will target program managers at MOH, Regional Health Bureau (RHB) and District Health Office; and faculty at HEIs, building their leadership, management and governance capacity for human resource development and management.

3. Improve the generation and utilization of evidence to inform HR planning, development and management.

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall technical oversight of the project.

This includes building leadership, management and governance capacity for human resource management and healthcare education, strengthening the enabling environment for health workers to provide quality healthcare services through structural interventions that improve standards, generating timely data and evidence-based research results, and promoting continuous quality improvement in healthcare.

S/he will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation is contextual, responsive and designed to deliver sustainable impact and ensure self-reliance and transition; that interventions are evidence-based and that the project meets its stated goals and reporting requirements.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee the overall technical management of the program.
  • Supervise the technical team to deliver high quality results.
  • Supervise the M&E team to ensure appropriate monitoring of project impact and high quality statutory reporting along with the use of data for health workforce performance improvement and systems for service delivery improvement.
  • Oversee development of work plan.
  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review program implementation, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance quality of deliverables.
  • 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.
  • Work with the COP to provide technical and administrative support in all aspects of the project and carry out any duties that may
    be assigned by the COP.
  • Assist 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 responsibilities.

    Working Environmental Conditions

    The DCOP must be available and willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%. The position requires participation in conference calls and internet meetings outside of business hours to accommodate the time difference between the country office and HQ.

    This position is contingent on award and open to local candidates only.

    I-TECH operates within a grant-funded environment. Due to this, the total amount of this position’s FTE may fluctuate based on program funding and needs.

    Commitment to Diversity

    The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.

    The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.

    The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

    Job Requirements


  • PhD or Master’s in Public Health, Health Administration or related field; and a minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience in complex, multi-faceted public health programs including supervision of managers, technical experts, and support staff.

  • Superb knowledge of and practical experience with health systems in Ethiopia.

  • Able to provide strong leadership and representation with staff, donors, partners, USAID, FMOH and Ministry of Education;

  • A commitment to scholarly work and generation and dissemination of knowledge;

  • Highly skilled program manager;

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods and health information systems;

  • Experience with budget development and management, and monitoring of fiscal systems;

  • Working knowledge of US government and other federal awards and contracts systems, to advance project progress and comply with funder directives;

  • Employee and partner relations skills, including demonstrated ability to bring together diverse professionals into a functioning, effective work team; fostering tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate communication;

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective collaboration with diverse partners;

  • Fluency in English, including reading and writing and the ability to read and understand technical documents and journals and write letters, administrative, technical reports and scientific papers for publication in English language journals;

  • Successful public presentation skills;

  • Demonstrated experience working closely with government public health officials and agencies at all levels in a balanced and supportive capacity;

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with persons from a variety of professional disciplines and from different levels of society in a tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate manner;

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with balance between strategic leadership and attention to detail;

  • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or Masters level strong public health and administrative skills;

  • Ten years of project management experience in Africa;

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their CV to by September 13, 2019.

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