Deputy Chief of Party (m/f)


Chemonics is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Commodities for Health: Ensuring Guaranteed Access & Reliability (CHEGAR). The activity will aim to establish an effective and efficient transportation system in Mozambique for medical commodities via engaging the private sector to provide transport and transport management solutions
  • The program will be rolled out on a province-by-province basis. CHEGAR will focus on the provinces to address the last mile of the public health supply chain, where challenges are most acute and current system and support structures are insufficient. The program aims to bring a specialized technical and functional focus to a fragmented supply chain challenged by inadequate infrastructure, human resources, accountability mechanisms, and information systems
  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) shall provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the activity’s operations. S/he shall have depth and breadth of operational expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the activity description. This position will be based in Maputo, Mozambique. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world
  • Lead financial and operational oversight to establish an effective and efficient transportation system for medical commodities at the last mile, build capacity of private sector partners, and improve the availability of medical commodities at the health facility level
  • Command of USAID-funded program management, policies, and procedures
  • Manage the project budget and prepare financial reports for submission to USAID
  • Ensure all funds expended and procurement processes are compliant with USG regulations and policies
  • Provide supervision to project finance and operations staff to ensure project financial and operational processes are effective and compliant
  • Implemented fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award
  • Foster, maintain, and grow collaborative, productive, and effective relationships with both public and private sectors stakeholders
  • Assist the chief of party to periodically evaluate project progress against the work plan and budget, identify issues and risks related to timely implementation, and undertake appropriate interventions to meet work-plan objectives and client requests
  • Serve as the acting chief of party in the absence of the chief of party
  • A Master's degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field, and a minimum of 7 years of experience in project management or a Bachelors’ degree with 9 years of experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level
  • Demonstrated team player with strong financial management and demonstration of professional accomplishments
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally managing all aspects of at least one large multi-million US dollar USG funded contract or agreement (at least $10 million US dollars)
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for reporting on activity results
  • Demonstrated capacity to support and supervise staff
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Chemonics is an employer that does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors
  • No telephone inquiries, please. Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis. If you have any issues with the form please reach out to, however, no applications submitted to this email will be considered
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  • Published 16.01.2020
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