Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director
Pathfinder International
Islamabad, Pakistan
1d ago

Key Job Outcomes :

Strategic Development and Implementation

  • Provides managerial and technical support to the COP, including leading the development of strategies, creating work plans, development of deliverables, compliance, and reporting according to donor requirements
  • Project Support

  • Provides technical guidance / assistance to project staff and partners for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities for the accomplishment of project objectives.
  • Financial and Operations Support

  • Oversees financial and administrative functions of the project and provide capacity building as needed.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Oversees the monitoring of project performance to ensure project objectives are achieved or exceeded.
  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Initiates and nurtures partnerships with new and existing stakeholders including the private sector.
  • Manages close collaborative relationships and engagement with national level government stakeholders.
  • Representation

  • Represents the project and internal and external technical meetings and conferences.
  • Managing External Teams

  • Provides strategic oversight and leadership to subcontractors, local teams, and local partners
  • Acting COP

  • Serve as COP in COP’s absence
  • Minimally Required Education and Work Experience :

  • Advanced degree in public health, political sciences, social sciences, gender studies, international development, or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of senior-level experience implementing donor-funded reproductive health / family programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of RH / FP, advocacy efforts, and gap analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based FP / RH and AH strategies, tools, and methodologies.
  • Experience working with RH / FP programs implemented by both the public and private sectors.
  • Experience collaborating with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, international donor agencies, civil society, and community-based organizations.
  • Experience with USAID and / or similar donors’ approaches, funding policies, rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong speaking and writing skills in English; speaking and writing preferred.
  • Knowledge of the context in Pakistan, including relevant government processes and policies.
  • Previous experience working in Pakistan, preference for Pakistani nationals.
  • Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies :

  • Program Management : Experience in program management and administration (particularly for FP / RH Programming), financial management, award compliance and sub award management, and tracking activity performance and costs.
  • Leadership : Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
  • Relationship Building : Demonstrated depth and breadth of relevant technical expertise and experience, interpersonal skills and professional relationships.
  • Management and Supervision : Proven ability to lead, manage, and develop direct reports within a matrix culture.
  • Operations and Financial Management : Deep knowledge of operations and financial management on a donor funded project.
  • Minimally Required Organizational Competencies :

  • Languages : Proven writing and speaking skills using English language
  • Communication and Influencing Skills : Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health : Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Software Applications : Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork : Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management : Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality : Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.
  • Other Information :

  • This position will be based in Pakistan
  • Ability to travel in country (up to 35%) and internationally pending travel restrictions
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
  • Please Note : This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

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