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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for DRC Tushinde (GBV) Project

at IMA WorldHealth

Location: Goma, Eastern Congo

Job Summary

The USAID-IMA World Health Counter-Gender Based Violence Program or “Tushinde Ujeuri” in Swahili is a comprehensive program to help communities respond to and prevent gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   IMA World Health is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) with significant experience in gender-related programming to provide leadership to the programmatic implementation of the Tushinde Project. The program is made up of an IMA-led consortium of 4 International and 2 National NGOs.  This position will oversee the administrative and compliance related obligations of the program, interface with like counterparts of consortium members, and serve as a key respondent to USAID in all administrative and contractual issues. The DCOP will lead project reporting and documentation efforts, while ensuring cost effectiveness and compliance with USAID resources. This position will be based in Goma, Eastern Congo and report to the Chief of Party.  


Essential Functions:


Program Management (50%)

  • Work with the COP to monitor progress of project objectives and maintain regular contact with partners as well as key staff & consultants to assure that progress is being made on work plans and that issues, challenges and concerns are being addressed.

  • Support project budget management and monitoring, including implementing internal systems to ensure regular budget tracking.

  • Ensure strong and transparent working relationships with implementing & technical partners, IMA World Health and USAID.

  • Together with the Technical team, and the COP, take a lead role in the development of the Annual Workplan and the review of the existing performance monitoring plan (PMP).

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff and provide TA backstopping when required.

  • Help organize quarterly consortium and partner meetings.

  • Support the development process of quarterly and annual project reports, coordinate timely review by IMA HQ and ensure quality of the deliverables.

  • Support the COP in identifying business development opportunities that complement the program.

  • Liaise with external and internal program evaluation technical staff and consultants.

  • Liaise and share weekly updates with the HQ country management team.

  • Step in as acting COP, as needed.


Grant Management (20%)

  • Oversee implementing partners contractual and financial obligations and adherence to conditions in their agreements and advise the COP and Country Management Team accordingly.

  • Ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations.

  • Support the annual internal and external auditing process ensuring that auditor recommendations are implemented.


Operations (10%)

  • Assist Operations Department in overseeing property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with donor requirements, and sign off on Tushinde inventory lists quarterly.

  • Liaise with the logistics specialist to avoid stockouts of drugs and project tools, including SBCC and data collection tools.


Representation (20%)

  • Along with the Chief of Party represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.

  • Along with the Chief of Party represent the project during donor and high-level visits, especially those from USG and private agencies; support written correspondence to the donor as needed.


Other relevant tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party or the Head of Office.


Qualifications (Required)

  • Master’s degree in a relevant health or gender discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working with in the context of program monitoring and development particularly USAID funded.

  • Experience in a management-related position for donor funded programming; preferably in a senior leadership role as a consortium lead.

  • Strong knowledge of program development, implementation, results-based management and reporting.

  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and production of project reporting.

  • Experience supervising professional and support staff and building teams.

  • Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership and collaboration.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and French.

  • Experience working fragile contexts and/or in Eastern Congo preferred.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to with the subject line "IMA DCOP"

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