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Deputy Chief of Party, PEPFAR OVC Program

Location: Ethiopia
Last Date: May 27, 2011

Department: Programs
Supervisor: Chief of Party – Ethiopia
Effective Date: To be determined

Pact values and supports a diverse work environment.

Position Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for providing the technical direction for a large USAID/PEPFAR program serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Ethiopia. The DCOP will work with Pact’s existing country office in Ethiopia, and will provide technical guidance and support in OVC programming while coordinating with relevant stakeholders including the Government of Ethiopia and relevant ministries, the donor, and local partners as necessary.

Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:

• all people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
• gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
• resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
• diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
• teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
• innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
• gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
• staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
• a healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfillment

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Support COP in coordination of all program related interventions
• Provide direct management support and supervision to a number of senior staff (including - Program manager, Regional Staff ( 4) and Capacity Development Manager)
• Provide technical support for provision of quality, comprehensive services to OVC
• Ensure coordination of OVC efforts with external stakeholders with a particular focus on sustainability
• Ensure coordination between program staff and key support units
• Contribute to the development of annual work plans and other key project documents
• Ensure effective and efficient delivery of program as per work plans, PMPs, etc…
• Monitor the provision of high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
• Remain appraised of current good practices and developments in OVC programming, in order to ensure program quality and impact
• Responsible for coordination and tracking of all procurement related to the program ( this includes good and services)
• Monitor progress against mainstreaming gender and disability into programming efforts
• Particular focus on ensuring that capacity development efforts are coordinated and implemented between the capacity development unit & program staff
• Ensure regular monitoring of Pact’s partners in meeting agreed outcomes ( as per contractual agreements)
• Represent Pact and the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including partners, donors, and government


• Experience in a technical role for a complex or national program involving multiple actors
• A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast paced environment
• Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
• Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage local staff

Education and Experience Requirements:

• At least a Master’s degree in social sciences (e.g. social work, management, child development); preferred in public health or related field
• Managerial experience, demonstrated human resource management and technical skills
• Five to seven years of relevant technical experience working on OVC programs
• Prior knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded health programs; PEPFAR programming experience preferred
• Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local partner organizations
• Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV and Health issues in Africa, social services, and child welfare; Ethiopia-specific knowledge preferred
• Fluency in English required; knowledge of Amharic and/or other Ethiopian languages is preferred.
• Ethiopian nationals are strongly urged to apply

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship.

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