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Head of Community Implementation

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Development Studies, Public Health, International Relations, Human Rights, Social Sciences and/or other related fields.

Required Experience

  • At least eight (8) years of professional experience at the regional or/and international level, with proven ability to support coordination of complex community-level interventions, with experience in relevant African countries
  • Experience of developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of organizations and consultants
  • Extensive experience in facilitating alignment and collaboration among consortium members, diverse groups of stakeholders and other relevant partners in multiple geographies
  • Significant experience working on gender (girl-centered programmes), women’s empowerment or ending FGM/C programmes and campaigns
  • Experience of supporting country offices, building capacity and offering technical support
  • Experience in high profile representation
  • Grounded understanding of gender and inclusion attitudes and power dynamics, including why they exist and how they change, and how these attitudes and dynamics shape MERL methods and approaches
  • Ability to at times work autonomously combined with an ability to work as part of a consortium leadership team

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Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent communications, collaborating and influencing skills
  • Resourcefulness, highly organized, detail oriented
  • Analytical, strategic
  • High integrity/ethics, commitment and respect for diversity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Training and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in ICT and strong technical systems acumen Languages
  • Proficiency in French desirable

Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), USAID/PROPEL, Round 3 – Youth


  • Master’s degree or higher in in public health or another relevant field.

Required Experience 

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in leading large and complex partnerships programs focused on youth, adolescents, gender equality programming, FP/RH, maternal health and HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience working on multi-country/global USAID projects.
  • Technical leadership of youth and youth-led organizations, including expertise on youth-adult partnerships and meaningful adolescent and youth engagement (MAYE) approaches

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Experience implementing projects on family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), maternal health and HIV/AIDs 
  • Strong understanding of best practices in youth programming, including Positive Youth Development, and familiarity with USAID’s Youth in Development Policy.
  • Experience cultivating and nurturing relationships with a variety of key stakeholders including youth, government ministries and officials, NGOs and the private sector.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and solve difficult problems; ability to handle multidisciplinary responsibilities and priorities;
  • In addition, successful candidates must be willing to travel 25% of the time.
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How to apply: 
Interested? Please send your application to quoting REF: DCoP/PROPEL/Round 3 in the subject line. Your application should only include your CV with relevant skills and experience and a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position. Do not attached any certificates or recommendations. Kindly note that this position will remain open until filled, and selection process will be on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deputy Project Director Health Financing, USAID/PROPEL, Round 2 – Adapt

Job Responsibilities 
The Deputy Project Director is expected to perform the following primary duties:

  • Work across programmatic areasto build local capacity and enable sustainable health systemsin fragile settings.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership across the project, assist in the design and implementation of core, and field funded activities as it relates to Health Financing.
  • Responsible for overall technical leadership in the area of Health Financing.
  • Oversee the project’s provision of technical assistance and capacity building activities.
  • Oversee sub-awardee performance and coordinate with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the Project Director to oversee project technical staff in ensuring the technical quality of all project work as it relates to Health Financing.
  • Ensure that evidence-based Health Financing policy, advocacy, financing, and governance approaches and cross-cutting approaches inform and are integrated into core and field programs, and ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate.
  • Provide support in managing the relationship with USAID, project partners, and stakeholders.
  • Oversees private sector engagement.
  • Identify collaboration and knowledge sharing opportunities across countries and regions.
  • Work closely with the project team, USAID, and relevant global, regional, and country stakeholders to advance and inform policy and facilitate the uptake of technical approaches within country buy-ins.
  • Support the development of the project’s global, multisectoral, technicalstrategy including targets and timely implementation of the project.
  • Lead and participate in annual workplan development and implementation.
  • Support the day-to-day implementation and management of project activities as it relates to Health
  • Financing through improvements in policy, advocacy, financing, and governance.


  • An advanced degree (MA, PhD) in Public Health, Health Care, International Development, Public 
  • Administration, Economics, Policy, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies or a related field.

Required Experience 

  • At least 10 years of experience working internationally in health or health financing and technical 
  • knowledge of policy, advocacy, financing, and governance (PAFG) approaches, particularly as it relates to fragile settings and responses to country epidemics or global pandemics. 
  • Demonstrated senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with partners, government entities, and donors. 
  • Knowledge and proven experience in technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging private sector and private investment for health outcomes in fragile settings. 
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global, regional, national, local, public and private partners.
  • Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching skills. 
  • Experience working in and/or leading complex donor-funded programs in fragile contexts and nexus settings, with at least 5 years of fieldwork in fragile settings. 
  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication. Proficiency in other languages, especially French, is preferred.

How to apply:

Please send your application to quoting REF: Deputy Director Health Financing/06/22 in the subject line. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Kindly note that this position will remain open until filled, and selection process will be on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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