Deputy Chief of Party

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Africaid is a local Private Voluntary organization which through its Zvandiri programme, integrates clinic, community and digital HIV services for children, adolescents and young adults. Africaid works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and National AIDS Council (NAC) in implementing these interventions with funding from various partners. It seeks to recruit for an anticipated USAID-funded five-year program focusing on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), their households, and communities in selected districts of Zimbabwe. 

Job description

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the provision of technical leadership and expertise for the anticipated large-scale program focused on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in selected districts of Zimbabwe.;
  • The program will reflect the objectives of the PEPFAR strategy with respect to care and support for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV / AIDS; S/he will develop technical strategies and will oversee and guide the implementation of program activities across the all-target geographic areas and will provide expert technical guidance related to the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, family and communities in targeted parts of Zimbabwe. The DCOP will also be responsible for technical quality assurance, so that the project is in line with and advances OVC programming in Zimbabwe and achieves the program objectives and expected results; and will lead and oversee monitoring and evaluation of the project; 
  • S/he will represent the program in related technical fora and will provide overall coordination of technical capacity building of government and civil society partners;
  • this is a senior leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team reporting directly to the COP.

Basic requirements

  • The Deputy Chief Of Party must have: Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related professional advanced degree; 
  • At least ten years of experience in public health, including at least four years of experience in multi-sectoral care and support for OVC and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • at least five years of experience in a field-based management position for a complex, multi-sectoral, public health and / or international development USAID / PEFPAR project, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa in general;
  • Specific experience in Zimbabwe is desirable; the ability to manage a program of similar magnitude and complexity;
  • work collaboratively across technical disciplines; Solid knowledge and understanding of current good practices in OVC programming;
  • Strong communication skills – both verbally and in writing, with proficiency in English;
  • Proven expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with private sector entities;
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring capacity strengthening approaches for government and civil society partners;
  • Proven experience mentoring and strengthening technical skills of staff as well as the ability to travel extensively to locations within/outside Zimbabwe as required.

To apply

Please send a 2 pager CV and letter of motivation (BOTH IN WORD) to [email protected] by midday 5th April 2022

Africaid is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. AFRICAID has zero tolerance for any form of harassment and staff are expected to uphold the organizational values and core competencies especially diversity and inclusion, integrity, commitment, and respect for others as our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and safeguarding employees and communities from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

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