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  • Vacancy at Jhpiego - TSHIP Project

  • Posted on: 2 October, 2014 Deadline: 16 October, 2014
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    Reports to: Chief of Party
    Location: Bauchi State, Nigeria



    Summary Scope of Work:
    The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the day-to-day operations in Bauchi State of the USAID bilateral award in Nigeria. This five-year award is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria's Strategic Objective 13, which calls for improved quality of social sector services; a strengthened enabling environment; and expanded demand for and increased access to services, commodities, and materials. The Deputy represents the project to its various stake holders in the absence of the Chief of Party.


    • Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure that the TSHIP program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Bauchi State and the USAID
    • Direct project implementation through providing oversight to Technical
    • Advisors, State-level Officers, and partners
    • Designs and implements the annual planning and budgeting process, in collaboration with the DCOP Finance and Administration
    • Oversees the annual planning and implementation of all project activities in the State
    • Coordinates the application of all project resources (human, financial and material)
    • Facilitates communications among all project stakeholders.
    • Mentors partner staff during project implementation
    • Assists with coordinating the necessary technical input from partners required for key activities and work closely with external stakeholders, consultants and experts as required
    • Contribute/coordinate with program's M&E staff to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with approved performance monitoring plan (PMP)
    • Provide support to technical advisors and other staff in TSHIP to document key lessons learnt in the implementation of the TSHIP project.


    • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with others; role requires serving multiple constituencies and moving initiatives forward.
    • Ability to prioritize and multitasking of varied objectives and duties.
    • Ability to work independent with' minimal supervision and no maintain flexibility in working hours
    • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    • Display cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.
    • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
    • Ability to maintain a professional approach and confidentiality
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications such as software packages like; MS
    • Excel, word and power point. data and also data management and analysis.
    • Ability and willingness to travel in the field and out of duty station.
    • Prior work history with USAID projects

    *This job description may be modified from. time to time at the discretion of the management.


    • Master's Degree in Public Health, Science, Social Science,
    • Management or related field.
    • Minimum of five years of professional experience preferably in health sector or International organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programs.     .     •
    • Demonstrated ability to write and publish papers .
    • Strong leadership, analytical and problem solving skills.

    Language Requirements

    • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired. '
    • The use oflocal lanquaqe (Hausa) is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their current CV and a letter of application as one single document to: within two weeks from the date of publication. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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