Deputy Chief of Party – Operations

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

John Snow Health Zambia, Limited
Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Operations
Department/Unit: Senior Management
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Duration: Full-Time position
Reports to: Chief of Party
The USAID Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health) Activity is a five-year project to expand the availability and accessibility of high-quality health products and services in the private sector, improve health knowledge, and increase the adoption of healthy and health-seeking behaviors. The program will employ private sector approaches such as marketing, social franchising, and partnerships with for-profit entities to achieve these outcomes. USAID ZAM-Health is implemented by John Snow Health Zambia (JSH) in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), Media 365 and PharmAccess.
Position Description:
The DCOP-FO will report to the project’s Chief of Party and will support the overall project financial management and administration of the cooperative agreement, and ensure compliance with USG, USAID, and PEPFAR financial regulations. The DCOP FO will oversee and provide management support to project finances, sub-award management, human resources, procurement, and logistics. S/he will also provide management and operations support and oversight for the implementation of program activities.
Roles and Responsibilities:

Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and assist the COP and DCOP in providing the overall vision and technical strategic direction for the project. Collaborate with the COP and SMT to ensure coherence between programmatic activities and financial provisions.
Assist the COP and SMT in developing and updating annual work plans and meeting project deliverables.
Oversee finance, sub-awards, operations, human resources and procurement areas and staff; provide direct supervision to Finance Director, Operations Director positions and HR Manager.
Ensure compliance with award terms, JSH, USG, USAID and PEPFAR policies and regulations
Responsible for up-to-date policies and procedures for Operations, Personnel, Procurement, IT, Sub-award Management, and Safety & Security in line with JSH templates and requirements as well as donor and host country government requirements.
Prepare and/or review monthly financial reports and tools (including budget tracking, obligation tracking, field financial accounts, accruals reports, donor reports) and ensure timely submission to the management or donor.
Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and assist the COP in providing the overall strategic direction for the project.
Support the COP to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated and maximize the use of available resources of the project.
Work closely with the Operations and Finance Team to develop and monitor appropriate budgets to support technical activities, monitor invoicing the USAID and manage subcontractor financial management.
Oversee the preparation of financial and programmatic quarterly, annual and other periodic reports for PEPFAR, USAID, JSH, and others.
Develop scopes of work and request mission approval for short term technical assistance.

Qualifications and Skills

Master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant field;
Bachelor’s degree or certified accounting degree in Finance and Accounting
Progressively responsible experience in financial compliance for international development programs in a senior capacity
At least 10 years demonstrated experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs; including human resources, procurement, accounting, fraud aversion, and sub-award management.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in accounting, financial planning and management, procurement, and logistics.
Demonstrated supervisory experience
Experience with USG, USAID, and/or PEPFAR funding rules and regulations.

Supervision and Reporting:
The DCOP-Operations will work under the guidance and supervision of the COP.
How to Apply:
To apply please complete the application form available HERE. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV with three references and full addresses and contact information via the application form
Closing Date: 6TH May 2022
Please note that you do not need to apply if you don’t meet the minimum requirements. Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful.
John Snow Health Zambia, Limited is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.