Career Opportunities

Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Manila, Philippines | Job Type: Full-timeProposal | Post Date: 12/22/2016
Job Description: 

URC is seeking qualified candidates to lead TB activities under the upcoming USAID funded 5-year project in Philippines. The project will support the government of the Philippines at the national and regional levels to expand and scale up prevention, detection, and treatment of tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant TB.

The Deputy Chief of Party will play a strategic technical role on the USAID-funded TB Project in the Philippines. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in technical leadership and management of the project; oversee and provide technical expertise in project planning and implementation; and handle administrative and supervisory responsibilities as specified by the COP.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Play a lead role, in close coordination with the Chief of Party (COP), in work plan design and coordination with partners. Respond to USAID feedback, under direction of the COP, as needed.
  • Supervise team leaders and project site level implementation of all project activities. This will require local travel.
  • Coordinate the inputs and activities of local and international partners.
  • Review scopes of work and monitor progress from technical perspective.
  • Work closely with the COP to write project reports for USAID on project activities and ensure quality and timely delivery of all project deliverables.
  • Anticipate challenges in project implementation, identify solutions, lead the team in problem-solving.
  • Work closely with the M&E Lead to ensure that project activities are being reported on in a timely and accurate way.
  • Coordinate the M&E inputs from field offices as needed.
  • Travel as needed to represent the project and to provide management and technical oversight.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: 
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy and management or other relevant discipline. Advanced postgraduate training in tuberculosis control would be an asset.
  • A strong record of leading projects of similar size and complexity in the Philippines.
  • At least 10 years of experience of planning and implementing public health programs, preferably in the Philippines.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with senior government officials, the business community, civil society, and international donors; excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent English and Tagalog language written and oral communications skills.

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About University Research Company (URC):
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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