PATH Deputy Chief of Party – Lowlands Health Activity Jobs in Ethiopia

PATH Deputy Chief of Party – Lowlands Health Activity Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

PATH seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded “Lowlands Health Activity” in Ethiopia. The Lowlands Health Activity will improve health and nutrition outcomes in the pastoral areas by increasing access to, and the quality and utilization of health services through 1) enhancing PHC facility governance and functionality; 2) Improving access to and quality of services through client-centered and contextualized service delivery models; and 3) increasing adoption of healthy behaviors, including utilization of health services.

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) with technical leadership of the project. The Deputy Chief of Party will report directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring quality technical implementation and ensure the Activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

They will support the COP in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous Ethiopian institutions and representatives on technical issues of the project.

*Please note this position is contingent upon award to PATH and approval from USAID. Ethiopian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall technical backstopping for the project; lead the design and delivery of high-impact technical assistance interventions.

  • Function as primary technical liaison for sub-awardee support.

  • Provide technical support to the FMOH on rural and pastoral health interventions and participate in relevant technical working groups on behalf of the project.

  • Maintain current technical knowledge on public health topics to enable provision of best practices to inform rural/pastoral health strategy development.

  • Focusing at regional, state, zone, and district levels, establish and maintain close working relationships with relevant offices of the Government of Ethiopia and other organizations, the US Government, other donor agencies, and nongovernmental local working in Ethiopia.

  • Work with other relevant departments within the FMOH to facilitate the integration of rural/pastoral health activities into the broader primary health care systems.

  • Supervise PATH technical
    consultants and oversee their input to program activities.

  • Work with the FMOH to actively use data for decision-making and to identify how activities and improvements in pastoral areas can be sustained over time.

  • Assist the COP in developing annual work plans, budgets, and performance reports.

  • Support the COP in creating smooth partnership and coordination with other relevant USAID funded projects in the country.

  • Monitor the impact of innovative interventions in project-supported geographies with the aim of adapting strategies for learning and broader application.

  • Contribute to documentation and publication of best practices on rural/pastoral health and avail for targeting interventions at national and subnational levels.

    Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, international health, information systems, or related discipline is required.

  • A minimum of ten years of experience implementing public health programs in Ethiopia or other parts of sub-Saharan Africa; previous experience with USAID programs and working knowledge of USG regulations preferred.

  • Experience and understanding of the Ethiopian health systems context; familiarity with rural/pastoral health challenges and opportunities preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site, multi-year project, including managing partner collaboration, experience with cross-cultural teams highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.

  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration and diplomacy and commitment to achieving project objectives.

  • Proven ability to motivate and mentor staff and create a positive team environment.

  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills, capacity to monitor progress and recommend necessary recourse for maximizing program progress and impact.

  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English required.

  • Available to travel within the country as needed.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; PATH Deputy Chief of Party – Lowlands Health Activity Jobs in Ethiopia

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