Deputy Chief of Party

4 weeks ago
Regular Full-Time


Job Title:                                         Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Location:                  Global Health/Washington D.C. Metro Area

Reports To:                                     Project Director, Ebola Pillar II MEL

Type:                                             Project-based, Full-Time

Classification:                                 This is a managerial level position



Background of Ebola Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity:

Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the US Government has mounted a whole-of government response based on four pillars:

  1. Controlling the epidemic at its source in West Africa,
  2. Mitigating second-order impacts, including blunting the economic, social, and political consequences in the region,
  3. Engaging and coordinating with a broader global audience, and
  4. Fortifying health security infrastructure in the region and beyond.


The Ebola Pillar II MEL Activity supports the Pillar II sustainability and resilience efforts of USAID/Washington, USAID Missions and implementing partners in the three countries, across six key sectors/thematic areas, by providing services in macro-level evaluations, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning.


IBTCI is currently seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party to assist in managing our Ebola Pillar II MEL Activity. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional attention to detail.  He/she must also have an excitement for working collaboratively across cultures and time-zones.  This position is based in our Vienna, VA office with time spent in our Washington, D.C. office and starts immediately.


  • Oversee the management of the day-to-day operations of the project to ensure that the project tasks are completed on time and the objectives of the project are successfully met.
  • Support technical input for overall program planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Track budgets and monitor expenditures to ensure project stays within established budget.
  • Manage and supervise the work of subcontractors and consultants. Overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed
  • Ensure that procurement choices made are the most reasonable, fair, and expeditious.
  • Ensure USAID assets and equipment are effectively managed and utilized.
  • Identify and implement new ways of achieving activity efficiencies. Provide strategic direction for the project.
  • Adhere to U.S. Government, IBTCI, and local government rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.
  • Deliver high-quality outputs in accordance with the agreed work plan and timeframe.
  • Manage administrative resources.
  • Communicate regularly with the IBTCI home office and, when issues arise necessitating Home Office intervention or support, will promptly inform the Home Office Project Director.
  • Support the Chief of Party in overseeing a number of project activities, including but not limited to:
    • Provide overall vision, leadership, and guidance for the project internally with project staff and externally with USAID, host governments, donors, and stakeholders.
    • Provide overall project management and is responsible for technical operations to ensure that project tasks are completed on schedule and that objectives are met.
    • Oversee the human resources, accounting, and contracting elements of the project, ensuring transparency and compliance with USAID regulations.
    • Supervise the project team consisting of Key Personnel and other staff, fostering a spirit of collaboration and team morale and high levels of performance.
    • Ensure that all project deliverables, including quarterly and annual progress reports, evaluation reports, and other deliverables are submitted to USAID on a timely basis and consistent with IBTCI’s high standards.
    • Ensure the Annual Work Plan is updated and submitted to USAID on a timely manner.
    • Principal point of contact and liaison with USAID, implementing partners, host governments, other donors, and stakeholders.
    • Communicate regularly with the USAID/COR on a frequency and schedule that is acceptable to the COR.
    • Finalize evaluation research, quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and instruments, compilation and analysis of data, and report writing;
    • Develop and implement trainings, workshops, and other capacity building in M&E, Data Quality Assurance, and Knowledge Management, and Learning;
    • Develop and implement routine monitoring and data quality assurance support to USAID and IP staff in the three countries;
    • Liaise on M&E related matters vis-à-vis local government officials and USAID personnel;
  • Acting as Chief of Party in the absence of the COP.
  • Any other duties assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse teams with varying roles, skills, and technical expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven project management experience, particularly with M&E, learning, contractual compliance and financial management.
  • Prior management of USAID-funded projects and strong familiarity with USAID standards and processes is required.
  • Proactive, “problem solver” and detail-oriented.
  • Advanced oral and written French skills highly desired, but not required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of experience successfully managing complex international public health programs.
  • Previous management of implementation, logistics, budget, and staffing on projects funded by the U.S. Government or other international donors in Africa, ideally in West Africa.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host-country governments and regional institutions, donors, UN agencies, other U.S. Government projects, local organizations, and partners.
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop staff in a multi-country setting as demonstrated by past experience.
  • Ability to manage contracts and all required reporting requirements.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day project operations.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, international development, public affairs, international relations, or another relevant field required. An advanced degree is a plus.


Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel:  International travel may be required to support ad-hoc requests, estimated 25-35%.

Work Authorization:  Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.


No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates will be contacted.


IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.


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