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Deputy Chief of Party, Health Information Systems and Digitalization

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Nigeria
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will monitor all technical aspects of a USAID-funded health information system and digitization project from initiation through delivery. They will select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure technical objectives are met, and contribute project experience and learning, to global thought leadership initiatives in technical specialization.

Accountabilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Party, provide technical leadership, develop technical strategies and oversee the technical implementation of Health Information Systems and Digitalization

  • Provide leadership on all technical matters and ensure quality of the HISD program.

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas of Health Information Systems and Digitalization and support programs.

  • Ensure that high quality technical programs are implemented in a timely manner and in coordination and collaboration with partners, the GON and other stakeholders.

  • Oversee quality assurance program for all technical aspects of the Program.

  • Ensure the technical training and staff development in the HISD Program in relevant areas.

  • Ensure that appropriate technical strategies, policies and SOP’s are developed and implemented in accordance to USAID and Nigerian regulations.

  • Assist with the management, development and monitoring of work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance for interventions.

  • Provide technical assistance through the review and/or writing of protocols, papers, reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, oversee the implementation of an indicator-based performance monitoring plan.

  • Support the Chief of Party to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated and maximize the use of available resources of the project.

  • Oversee reporting and monitoring of technical performance metrics.

  • Ensure technical program quality according to set standards including quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management and technical development.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.

  • Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate and work well with others.

  • Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and policies related to specialized technical area of expertise.

  • Proven ability to ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.

  • Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills in English.

  • English, fluent in host country language and ability to speak the country’s language.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques for obtaining results.

  • Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.

  • Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgment to obtain results.

  • Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Typically provides direct supervision of a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers.

  • Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic project goals.

  • Coordinates with project lead to set budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for project.

  • Develops and recommends project management solutions.

  • Typically reports to a Project, Program or Portfolio Director.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in medical/health sciences, social sciences, information technology, or any other relevant areas.

Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 8+ years of leadership, strong business acumen and/or line management experience).

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.

  • Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international development USAID contractors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.

  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope. Experience operating in insecure environments.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 25%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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