Deputy Chief of Party at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN)

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Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Abuja
Project: ACE
Department: Project Management
Reports to: Chief of Party

About ACE C4

  • The Accelerating Control of HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE C4) project in the Niger and Kwara states will accelerate progress towards HIV epidemic control through approaches to achieve goals:
  • Increased access to HIV/AIDS/TB Prevention and Treatment Services in Facility and Community Settings
  • Improved quality of HIV/AIDS/TB Services: Increased resiliency, Responsiveness, and Accountability of the Health System
  • Enhanced capacity for Evidence Building and Data Science for Epidemic Control Monitoring.

Job Summary 

  • The DCOP supports the COP and serves as the principal point of contact in best practices into the improved implementation of interventions.
  • The DCNigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP (as Acting COP). The DCOP will be responsible for managing day-to-day technical activities.
  • S/he will be responsible for collaboration with other stakeholders, including in other states where ACE activities are being implemented, to apply lessons learned, innovations, and cutting-edge quality improvement methods and to translate OP will provide technical leadership responsibilities including the following areas:
    • HIV/AIDS/TB Care and Treatment
    • HIV Preventions services
    • Laboratory Services
    • Pharmacy and Supply Chain Services
    • Health Systems Strengthening
    • Gender Transformative Programming
    • Organizational Capacity Development

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the COP, ensure high levels of program quality and work in close collaboration with other key ACE staff for effective program integration and implementation.
  • Ensure adherence to all relevant USAID guidelines and program quality standards for HIV/AIDS/TB programming for the ACE consortia and sub-recipients.
  • Under the guidance of the COP, oversee periodic programmatic and technical reviews and manage changes in program direction and focus.
  • Provide programmatic guidance and technical oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to ACE sub-recipients and partners to facilitate institutional capacity assessment to identify major challenges and develop an effective capacity-building plan.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, pediatric care and treatment, PMTCT, CT, TB/HIV, OVC and support programs.
  • Ensure that high quality technical programs are implemented in a timely manner and in coordination and collaboration with partners, the GON and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the technical training and staff development in relevant areas.
  • Ensure that appropriate technical strategies, policies and SOP‚Äôs are developed and implemented in accordance to USAID ¬†and Nigerian regulations.
  • Assist with the management, development and monitoring of work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance for interventions.
  • Provide technical assistance through the review and/or writing ofprotocols, papers, reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of party, oversee the implementation of an indicator-based performance monitoring plan.
  • Support the Chief of party to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated and maximize the use of available resources of the project.
  • Oversee reporting and monitoring of technical performance metrics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Management and Administration:

  • Guide the annual planning and budgeting exercise and track expenditure as well as analyze performance periodically, and share analysis with the COP.
  • Review annual and quarterly partner budgets and forward to COP with recommendations.
  • Along with the COP, periodically review progress, integration with other USG-funded partners, and achievements of ACE program to identify bottlenecks and recommend appropriate actions to ensure the program meets her target.
  • Support the sub-granting process and ensure that sub-granting is carried out in compliance with USAID and CCCRN guidelines.


  • In collaboration with the COP, Chief Executive Officer, strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies.
  • Represent CCCRN at all relevant technical working groups, sectoral meetings, and coordination forums.
  • Ensure the program‚Äôs compliance with the USAID branding and marketing requirements, as well as CCCRN marketing and communication procedures.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: The DCOP supervises State Team Leads and Senior Technical Advisors
  • Internal: ¬†Direct Reports, Consortium Partners
  • External: ¬†Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs); UN agencies; Peer agencies (NGOs).

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Considerable experience in designing and implementing HIV/AIDS care and support projects in developing countries.
  • Sound knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support, as well as HIV prevention.
  • Proven skills in management, supervision and leadership.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature on HIV/AIDS and with research on public health issues.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.


  • Based in Abuja¬†with 50 % field support.There will also be occasional international travel to participate in relevant conferences, regional and global learning forums, and conferences.

Application Deadline
14th September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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