URC Deputy Chief of Party - Proposal Jobs in Malawi

URC Deputy Chief of Party - Proposal Jobs in Malawi

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

  • Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality.

  • We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene. In our interactions with each other and our clients, we stay true to our values for transformative change by focusing on:

  • Creativity: by unleashing our creativity, we enhance engagement and interaction to improve problem-solving.

  • Collaboration: not only our work towards the same vision and mission instill staff with a strong sense of purpose, but also enables us to complement each other’s skills and allocate work to maximize everyone’s strengths.

  • Accountability: we hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing goals, completing assignments, and making decisions.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: we embrace the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, where our leadership and staff model behavior that enriches our organization, demonstrates respect for all people, and supports opportunities for all staff.

  • Transparency: we understand that when employees deeply trust one another and their leaders, they will be more engaged in their roles because they will not be worried about unfair treatment.

    Activity Overview:

  • The purpose of the USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM Activity is to support the Government of Malawi’s (GOM’s) efforts to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality through improved access and quality of health service delivery with particular focus on maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH); family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH); nutrition; water sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and malaria prevention and treatment.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • URC is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party who will provide high level strategic leadership, guidance, oversight, and supervision of the design, implementation, and monitoring of project-supported high quality, and high-impact interventions. They will have relevant technical expertise and experience; solid professional reputation; and program management expertise. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with other team members to design and lead technical understanding of initiatives that strengthen MNCH services, voluntary FP, RH care, and
    WASH services, and deliver high quality, high-impact health interventions and services

  • Coordinate program implementation, including detailed monthly and quarterly work planning, capacity building, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL).

  • Ensure technical resource needs for program activities are planned and met.

  • Support the COP in the design and oversight of annual project planning cycle to develop comprehensive annual work plans, assure timely disbursement of funds and results reporting for the project.

  • Support the COP in monitoring and reporting of project results and direct quality control mechanisms throughout the life of the project.

  • Participate in a key role in the development of quarterly and annual reports.

  • Maintain regular contact with USAID (as delegated by the COP), key counterparts and URC headquarters staff.

  • Represent the project at meetings with donors, MoH officials, roundtables, working groups, and conferences, as delegated by the COP.

  • Serve as the Acting COP in the absence of the COP.

    Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in public health, tropical medicine, epidemiology, health management, or related field; MD or PhD preferred;

  • Minimum of six years of progressively increasing responsibility in a leadership/ management role (such as DCOP, Technical Director or Technical Lead) for large, complex health projects in developing countries, with at least five years of experience working on health programs in Malawi; healthcare financing; clinical quality; and/or health systems strengthening programs;

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing and improving projects with the following components strongly preferred: health systems strengthening/QI, MNCH, voluntary FP, RH care, WASH services, health financing, leadership, and governance;

  • Experience managing improvement interventions and technical/institutional capacity building programs primarily through a technical assistance approach;

  • Demonstrated experience interacting with host county governments and counterparts and international donor agencies;

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and English oral and written communication skills.

    Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Considerable experience with USAID-funded health programs.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in family health interventions.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; URC Deputy Chief of Party - Proposal Jobs in Malawi

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