Lutheran World Relief Deputy Chief of Party - Jobs in Uganda
Lutheran World Relief Deputy Chief of Party - Jobs in UgandaDescription:
LWR - IMA is seeking a DCOP/Senior Nutrition Advisor for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health Activity project in Uganda.
The purpose of the program is to improve government multi-sectoral leadership and strengthen system for Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child Health (RMNCH) and Nutrition in Uganda and supported enabling environment for functional multi-sectoral RMNCH and Nutrition systems.
The DCOP will provide technical and programmatic leadership. This position will oversee the program teams, lead project reporting and documentation efforts, while ensuring cost effectiveness and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
S/he will support the Chief of Party (COP) and liaise regularly with key stakeholders representing the program, including assigned USAID in-country technical advisors and other staff, relevant Ministry stakeholders, and civil society networks.
This position reports directly to the Chief of Party.Coordinate with the COP in management of the technical components, providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives
Advise the COP on appropriate decisions and actions in nutrition and RMNCH related issues
Provide technical guidance on nutrition policy, strategy and multi-sectoral action for nutrition programming
Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports
Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement
Oversee implementing partners and advise on technical issues
Ensure strong working relationships with implementing and technical partners, the Ministry of Health in Uganda and USAID
Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
Support development and monitoring of technical work plans and budget
Identify lessons learned and best practices for external dissemination
Ensure programmatic compliance with USAID rules and regulations
Work closely with HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
Supervise the nutrition technical lead team to ensure program activities maximize project objectives.
Master's degree required in nutrition, public health or other relevant development field
At least 10 years of experience in nutrition programs, with significant expertise in developing and implementing nutrition, RMNCH or related programs
At least five years of demonstrated experience in implementing, leading, and managing nutrition or RMNCH programs as a DCOP or equivalent
Prior experience in public health RMNCH and nutrition programming
Prior experience in Uganda experience is required
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Lutheran World Relief Deputy Chief of Party - Jobs in Uganda
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