FHI 360

Deputy Chief of Party Operations (Private Health Sector)

FHI 360

Job Description

FHI 360 is a Global Development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of EQHA Deputy Chief of Party Operations with additional role in supporting project’s Private Health Sector engagement  for a Cambodia USAID Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Activity (EQHA). POSITION TITLE: EQHA Deputy Chief of Party Operations/ Private health sector lead REPORTS TO: Chief of Party PROJECT SUMMARY: The Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Activity (EQHA) in Cambodia aims to improve health among Cambodians by engaging and empowering policy makers and health care managers and providers to improve service quality, strengthen health care systems, and increase the utilization of Health Care Services. BASIC FUNCTION: As the Deputy Chief of Party Operations, he/she will provide an oversight for all aspects of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations. He/she will work closely with the DCOP and Associate Director for Finance and Operations to ensure financial, administrative, contractual, logistical efficiency and compliance and serve as a liaison between the technical and administrative team to maintain the smooth operations of the project. As the Private health Sector lead, he/she will contribute to the overall project through strategic planning, evidence generation and dissemination, Coordination, and advocacy for the private health sector. S/he will also work with the project team to deliver, document and disseminate results in an effort to improve knowledge management for the private health sector . S/he will be responsible for the oversight and technical direction of the EQHA in promoting and engaging  private health sector across all EQHA objectives. This position is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and will report to the Chief of Party. Her/his responsibilities include but are not limited to: As Deputy Operations:
  • Monitor and enforce compliance to organization and/or USAID policies and regulations for procurement, completion of contractual deliverables, and other areas; monitor concerns and address technical staff's questions regarding contracts and client compliance; advise and take corrective action.

  • Manages and guides the day-to-day activities of the project with an emphasis on management of subcontracting, facilities and overall administrative program operations

  • Ensure all operations, administrative and contractual activities and expenditures are consistent with project’s work plan and budget.

  • Serve as liaison between technical and administrative teams with regard to consultant agreements, fixed price agreements, and necessary modifications, preliminary review of consultant invoices for accuracy and compliance with donor’s requirements.

  • Work with technical staff to formalize Statements of Work (SOW) into contracts (e.g., consultant agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders, etc.).

  • Ensure that all deliverables for all contractual arrangements are tracked, monitored, and delivered; includes developing and managing an appropriate tracking mechanism.

  • Responsible for the development/ refinement of project operations to ensure strict internal controls, by tracking all administrative and contractual obligations such as consultant work orders, agreements, purchase orders, letter agreements, sub agreements, and deliverables.

  • Manages the project’s filing system for all contracts and agreements, and otherdocumentation, materials, and deliverables.

  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.

As Private health Sector lead:
  • Lead the EQHA team in designing, implementation and management of the private sector,  ensure high-quality program implementation through monitoring and oversight in close coordination with project staff.

  • Serve as the private sector technical focal point for EQHA, particularly as it relates to building and maintaining relationships with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), private sector and other national and sub-national officials and stakeholders.

  • Strengthen collaboration with RGC officials at the national and sub-national levels, key stakeholders and partners, including other USAID-funded projects, for shared results through addressing gaps in the private health sector engagement . This includes providing technical guidance and support to RGC, private sector and NGO service delivery sites.

  • Oversee EQHA family planning in the private health sector activity in the geographical jurisdiction assigned. Identify, mobilize and coordinate stakeholders who will be collaborators in the implementation of activities, oversee activity roll out and implementation and sustain knowledge and demand for services.

Education/Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, would be advantageous.

  • At least 5 years in senior management position

  • At least have 10 years of experience and knowledge of project operations including managing of public health/international development programs funded by US government or other international donors;

  • Knowledge of public health related issues, sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues; written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated advocacy and negotiation skills; success

  • Experienced in working closely with and advising RGC officials and knowledgeable of the private healthcare system.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • High degree of computer literacy with excellent knowledge of word processing and

  • spreadsheet Software Applications required (WordPerfect for Windows and/or MS Word; MSExcel).

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English and Khmer.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  • Excellent knowledge of USG rules and regulations, particularly USAID.

  • USAID rules and regulations training preferred.

Problem Solving & Impact:
  • Works on problems of complex scope that require in-depth evaluation of data and various factors.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results.

  • Decisions made generally affect company operations and may jeopardize overall business activities.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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