Job Title / Grade : Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Technical Advisor Building Healthy Families
Department : Global Health
Reports to : Chief of Party
Location : Islamabad, Pakistan but will travel extensively among the provinces
Organization and Values
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DAI is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Senior Technical Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Building Healthy Families Activity in Pakistan.
The Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Technical Advisor will work closely with and report to the COP to provide technical oversight for the activity.
The DCOP will directly oversee the three result components of the activity. In the absence of the COP, s / he is expected to be the direct link with the AOR.
This position will be located in Islamabad, Pakistan but will travel extensively among the provinces and is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
The Building Healthy Families Activity aims to improve family health outcomes through increased uptake and continuation of FP / MNCH services;
and mitigate the secondary health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health threats by strengthening national and select provincial level health systems (primarily Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh).
This activity will increase utilization of quality voluntary FP / MNCH services primarily among young and newly married couples in order to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.
This will be accomplished through targeted technical assistance that improves the capacity of public and private sector institutions and legal frameworks to deliver primary health services, including FP / MNCH services;
seeks new approaches to expand quality FP / MNCH products and services; and develops evidence-based behaviour change interventions focused on youth and men.
The new activity will build on evidence and lessons learned from previous USAID / Pakistan health programs to address low utilization of FP services by addressing the key social and behavioural determinants of modern contraceptive use, and improving the quality and resilience of FP / MNCH service delivery for scaling up FP and MNCH interventions.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
In coordination with the COP and working collaboratively with the team, provide technical leadership for the activity’s results and cross-cutting elements.
Supervise technical leadership for the three results components and cross-cutting elements of the activity. Manage long- and short-term technical assistance (STTA), including the development of their scopes of work (SOWs) and ensuring the final reports are accurate, well-written, and meet expectations.
Lead development of the activity’s annual work plans, annual and quarterly reports, and other requests that may come from USAID or DAI, reviewing all aspects of the program and progress towards delivering program outputs and outcomes.
Ensure submission of quality timely deliverables.
Provide technical expertise and guidance for overall program planning, technical and operational approaches (including adaptive management), monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and feedback loops required for program delivery and success.
Provide overall coordination of the capacity strengthening of public and private sector institutions at the national and provincial levels to strengthen and expand access to and utilization of quality FP / MNCH services across the public and private sectors.
Build and strengthen relationships between and among DAI, USAID, other donors, policy makers, key program stakeholders, technical and implementing partners, national and local FP / MNCH networks disseminating accomplishments and key lessons learned.
Manage all key risks related to the program, including compliance with USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies.
Keep the COP regularly informed on all activity matters, and assist the COP in meeting various technical, governmental, DAI, and USAID deliverables as requested.
With COP, technical team, and M&E team, communicate the activity’s successes, best practices, and lessons learned.
Ensure all actions and interventions adhere to USAID and DAI technical guidance and align with global best practices, including the training of staff as required.
In the absence of the COP, represent the program with USAID, Government of Pakistan, donors, partners, and other key stakeholders supporting similar interventions.
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in successfully advising on the management of FP / MNCH programs in developing countries.
Prior experience as Deputy COP or Senior Technical Advisor is ideal.
Proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables.
Demonstrated effective personnel management, coordination, and decision-making skills, with an ability to be accountable for all aspects of the activity.
Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with government counterparts at national and provincial levels, other implementers, donors, and other stakeholders, including the private sector.
Excellent written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical managerial requirements of the program description.
Strong working familiarity with USAID regulations and policies.
Experience in Pakistan preferred.
Ability to travel 30% (as COVID-19 situation allows).
DAI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. DAI does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.