John Snow Inc Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Uganda

John Snow Inc Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Uganda

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) seeks candidates for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) based in Uganda for an anticipated multi-year donor-funded Public Health Supply Chain Program, subject to award. The project aims to ensure accountability and responsiveness of Uganda’s health systems especially in the supply chain environment; the expected result is improve access to quality and affordable medicine at health facilities for all Ugandans.

JSI will give special attention to candidates with a successful record of managing public health donor-funded programs.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), will work under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP) and is responsible for program implementation and management. The DCOP shall report directly to the COP, and will take over leadership and oversight of the activity in the absence of the COP.

S/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 is critical.


  • Work closely with the COP to ensure that project objectives and targets are met in accordance with project indicators
  • Oversee and ensure coordination and program integration between senior and technical staff and a broad range of program partners
  • Work with the COP to identify and respond to partner needs for training, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening and facilitate systems strengthening and capacity building initiatives
  • Coordinate and, when appropriate, serve as key contact for CBOs, government and/or private sector partners
  • Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines
  • Demonstrated management skills, including direct supervision of professional staff;
  • Ability to plan and manage large comprehensive and complex health programs;
  • Proven record of leadership in design and management, as well as experience leading supply chain and technical assistance programs;
  • Demonstrated leadership
    skills in working collaboratively and effectively engaging with other donors; host country institutions, and international organizations;
  • Excellent negotiation skills with a demonstrated capacity for negotiating with senior government officials or executives;
  • Working knowledge of USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is required; and
  • Keep abreast of technical developments and new research to inform an integrated program strategy
  • Submit timely and accurate reports related to progress and other reports as required to the COP for onward submission to the donor
  • Provide substantive feedback to implementing partners on reports and budget expenditure


  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field or Bachelor’s degree with 15 years of experience working in supply chain, with a focus on systems strengthening, in multiple countries including Uganda.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in supply chain strengthening.
  • Local national or resident with experience preference working in multiple countries, particularly Africa
  • Significant experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects, involving multiple partners, including experience in monitoring and evaluation and finances and operations
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with public health programs, systems strengthening, supply chain and logistics, preferably in Uganda
  • Excellent English writing, oral presentation and communication skills required
  • 10 years if working in resource-constrained environments required. Uganda and East Africa experience preferred
  • Five (5) years of prior experience managing USAID-funded programs and strong knowledge of USAID program/financial management systems and reporting requirements

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 14th October 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; John Snow Inc Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Uganda

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