Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID/Zimbabwe New Integrated Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Program located in Zimbabwe.
Crown Agents USA
We are change agents for greater global prosperity, delivering practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitarian solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.
As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.
Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
The New Integrated Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Activity will improve maternal and child health in targeted areas in Zimbabwe. This will be achieved by working through private partners and the public sector.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for supporting the implementation and programmatic direction of the project, and successful outcome of all project deliverables. The DCOP will support the COP to ensure responsiveness to the client and other stakeholders, be engaged in work planning, budgeting, performance management, strategic communication, and new business opportunity activities.
- Assist the COP with management and coordination of project implementation, periodic progress reports, and quality control measures;
- Oversee the monitoring of project budget and expenditures to prepare regularly scheduled financial data and bank accounts;
- Oversee the review and approval process of field financial transactions including expenditures, payroll, expense reports, accruals, bank accounts, etc.;
- Coordinate overall operational support to ensure timely and efficient response for human resource needs, facilities management, security, procurement, and internal contracting needs;
- Serve as a lead in all non-technical activities and provides guidance on financial, contractual, and operational matters;
- Ensure all project staff (LTTA and STTA) adhere to USAID regulations, Crown Agents policies, and local law;
- Monitor project plans, budgets, and deliverables to ensure accuracy and timely submissions;
- Coordinate USAID approval documents including labor approvals, travel authorization requests, and other approvals required by USAID;
- Serve as the Acting COP in the absence of the COP;
- Other duties as assigned by the COP and CA-USA.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, management, business administration, or other related field; advanced degree preferred;
- Minimum of 10 years of related experience in international development with at least 7 years as a senior technical or program manager on a health development program; USAID program management experience preferred;
- Demonstrated experience liaising with senior-level officials including government ministers, private and public partners;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) required;
- English language fluency required.
Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.