Reporting to the Chief of Party, the DCOP is responsible for helping the Chief of Party to meet the project’s technical objectives, manage financial resources, manage program staff, manage partnering agreements, maintain good working relationships with host government officials, consortium members, and local partners, manage donor reporting and ensure high-quality delivery of services. The DCOP will provide technical leadership and direction to the project on community health and nutrition programming and civic engagement and will develop the capacities of key stakeholders, including sub-national government officials, representative health organizations, and civic groups.
The specific duties to be carried out by the successful candidate are listed below:
- Under the guidance of the COP, ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
- Provide technical leadership and inputs into the project’s implementation design; represent Pact in coordinating activities with partners and stakeholders.
- Help manage project planning, including the production of annual workplans; help guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports.
- Support the implementation of a highly adaptive, context-driven programmatic approach to address the health and nutrition needs of targeted communities.
- Support the design and implementation of a programmatic approach that engages women, youth, and marginalized groups in dialogue, planning and budgeting for health and nutrition services at facility and community levels.
- Manage a team of flexible and adaptive employees and oversee evidence-based adjustments in programming to achieve greater impact.
- Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources.
- Ensure compliance with Pact and USAID requirements, policies, and regulations.
- Under the guidance of the COP, act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government.
- As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
- Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
- Under the guidance of the COP, help recruit and directly supervise project staff in line with Pact HR policies; oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced.
- Deliver technical presentations on program achievements to implementing partners, civil society organizations, government officials, donor, and other organizations.