Deputy Chief of Party

Position Overview:

Under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve as colead in achieving project objectives and will be based in Kenya. Along with the COP, s/he will coordinate and collaborate with other donorfunded programs and governmental stakeholders in Kenya. The DCOP will also work with the COP to develop and implement the project work plan and assure timely provision of highquality deliverables and routine project reports. The DCOP is the secondary point of contact for the USAID Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) in country and will serve as the acting COP as necessary.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the program and supports the COP in leadership and oversight of project staff and activities. As such, provides senior leadership, management oversight, and coordination on all matters projectwide.
Collaborate with different stakeholders to foster countrydriven, inclusive, locallyrelevant strategies to improve and assure supply chain management.
Work with the COP and other project staff to continuously refine implementation processes by integrating lessons learned and best practices.
Leads and/or reviews and monitors programmatic functions, i.e., development of work plans and budgets and quarterly/annual reports and ensures effective implementation of program strategy as articulated by in the work plan.
Ensure that program implementation is in accordance with Palladium’s and USAID’s regulations and procedures.
Serve as the COP’s primary point of contract for current information about the status of activity implementation.
In collaboration with local staff incountry, identify program opportunities and potential local partners as needed.
In collaboration with the M&E officers ensure relevant staff use, maintain and regularly upload data to the project M&E system.
Participate, and represent the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
Serve as acting COP when s/he is unavailable.
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualifications:

Experience in international development working with donors (including USAID) is required.
Experience with activity design as well as development and management of projects, preferably including both communitylevel and nationallevel activities.
Experience with health supply chain management, procurement, warehousing or logistics) programs strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain, 4PL, and 3PL logistics, including experience with LMIS, WMIS, TMIS, and control tower software.
Experience engaging with the private sector in support of improving the performance of health supply chains would be particularly beneficial
Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Experience in monitoring and documenting project activities and outcomes.
Ability to exercise leadership, build teams, maintain effective communication, motivate, and generate commitment within a team.
Knowledge of USG procurement regulations.
Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and nontechnical audience required.


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