Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Proposal

at University Research Co. (URC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) - Proposal
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) - Proposal

Hours: Regular Full-time; Not Eligible for Overtime
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Chief of Party
Travel: Regular visits to work locations within Uganda

University Research Co., LLC (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.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.Roles and Responsibilities:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for providing high level strategic leadership, guidance, oversight and supervision of the design, implementation, monitoring of project-supported high quality, high-impact interventions to support the implementation of activities under the Uganda Malaria Control project. S/he will have relevant technical expertise and experience; solid professional reputation; and program management expertise. S/he will mentor and supervise a team of other senior level professionals who manage the different program components. He/she he will support the Chief of Party in project management functions including representing the project at meetings with USAID, Ministry of Health and counterparts within the regions and districts.

The responsibilities of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) fall into two categories: Technical Support and Oversight and Management Support:

Technical Support:
• Take the lead in the rapidly evolving design, implementation and tracking of malaria activities, using a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach as well as ensuring adherence to relevant national policies and guidelines;
• Supervise and provide ongoing strategic leadership and technical guidance to the project team to effectively provide program implementation support to cluster, district, facility-based and community-based teams.
Post-graduate degree in Public Health/Health Administration, social sciences or a related field.


Minimum of 10 years of professional working experience in strengthening service delivery systems in malaria in Uganda; ideally working closely with central and district local governments to design, implement and monitor related public health interventions;
Broad knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health care system, particularly the public health system (district health services) and good knowledge of relevant community support structures.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and oral and written communication skills in English.
Previous experience working on US government programs will be considered an asset.
Demonstrated capacity to manage for results.

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