Deputy chief of party/health finance advisor l TB-CA l Central Asia l 2018

Chemonics seeks a full-time deputy chief of party and health finance advisor for the anticipated USAID Expanding Tuberculosis Identification, Treatment, and Prevention in Central Asia (TB-CA) activity. The expected scope of work for TB-CA is to reduce the burden of TB in Central Asia by strengthening local and regional health systems’ capacity to improve the detection and treatment of drug-resistant TB. TB-CA will invest in building the leadership, management, financing, and technical capacity of Central Asian institutions, communities, and civil society to improve drug-resistant-TB diagnosis and treatment services and to make them more accessible. The deputy chief of party and health finance advisor, based in either Tajikistan or Kazakhstan, will support the chief of party in leading the project and collaborating with multiple partners. In securing and supporting relationships with USAID, the deputy chief of party and health finance advisor will act as the day-to-day point of contact for other donors and institutions, implementing partners, the Ministry of Health, technical agencies, and other stakeholders and will ensure harmonization with other programming where appropriate, including public-private partnerships. Coordinating partner efforts and contributing to TB-CA’s successful implementation — particularly sustainable financing of national and regional TB programming — the deputy chief of party and health finance advisor will manage a team of staff, including two national health finance specialists, and ensure quality and timeliness, of all deliverables. The deputy chief of party and health finance advisor must have strong leadership and technical and management expertise as well as experience coordinating with national and local government agencies, civil society organizations, and other international development groups. This position is contingent upon contract award. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide managerial and technical support to the chief of party, assisting with program management and providing technical direction to team members and consultants on implementing program strategy and evaluating activities
  • Supervise project subcomponents and activities; ensure interventions reflect high-quality technical assistance and align with TB-CA’s scope of work
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to several health finance specialists in program satellite offices and act as a resource for all purchasing components of the program
  • Foster the development of domestic resource mobilization, knowledge sharing, and purchasing strategies for financing the regional TB response
  • Support the development of annual work plans and budgets as well as quarterly, annual, and technical reports
  • Ensure all operations comply with USAID’s rules and regulations, Chemonics’ policy, and country regulations
  • Work with counterparts in the public and private sectors to achieve the project’s objectives and improve cost-efficiency and sustainable financing of TB diagnosis and care
  • Present program results to USAID, local governments entities, and other stakeholders at the country level and internationally
  • Ensure the achievement of target outcomes, results, and impact

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in economics, health economics, public health, business, international development, management, or a comparable advanced degree in a related field; knowledge of and experience with TB preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience implementing and managing financing and service purchasing for large, complex health programs in the former Soviet Union; experience in Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan) preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders, including host-country governmental and non-governmental actors and international donor partners
  • Ability to navigate politically sensitive terrain
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded activity management, policies, procedures, and approaches related to public health program design, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Experience managing USAID contracts, including programmatic evaluations, financial audits, and program closeout
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as an ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, facilitate team work, and use a consultative approach to decision-making
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in Russian or another Central Asian language preferred

Application instructions:

Please apply through https://ghdrecruit.formstack.com/forms/chemonics_central_asia_tb. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.