Deputy Chief of Party, Continuum of Care, Technical Assistance

PATH - Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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Deputy Chief of Party, Continuum of Care, Technical Assistance

NOTE: This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Zambians are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

PATH seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide administrative and management leadership for an upcoming U.S. government-funded integrated health system technical assistance project. The project aims to improve the capacity of the public health system to sustainably deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services across four provinces of Zambia. The project will operate over a five-year period.


  • Oversee day-to-day management of project activities
  • Oversee financial and operational capacity building for subcontractors and subgrantees
  • Working closely with the Chief of Party and Finance and Administration (F&A) Director, ensure adequate controls in place to manage project scope, schedule and cost
  • Lead project’s risk management strategies
  • Contribute to planning, coordination, and technical direction of project strategy and workplan, and implementation of all activities within the workplan to high professional standards.
  • Monitoring the project’s performance, with a specific focus on progress toward set goals and targets.
  • Design and oversee adaptive program management approaches and processes to respond to changing context and environment in order to achieve results
  • Manage efficient and effective mechanisms for regular reporting across the project in line with USAID reporting requirements
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of project outcomes and results
  • Working closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Director and F&A Director, facilitate project-wide reviews of progress toward achieving project deliverables, cost performance, and risk management
  • Represent PATH and the consortium and share the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders during meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Contribute to building, mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff
  • Support the Chief of Party in direct planning, reporting, and budgeting in accordance with USAID requirements; effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and PATH regulations
  • Work with project staff to develop journal articles, presentations, and posters to promote project and disseminate key project results in consultation with Chief of Party.

Required Experience

  • Master’s in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for large (approximately $8M per year), complex, multi-year international development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition; USAID project management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement efficient program management processes and systems across a large, decentralized program consisting of many partners
  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local partners capacity development efforts
  • Proven leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical staff
  • Previous experience working in Zambia, with in depth understanding of the local health system strongly preferred
  • Existing strong relationships with government agencies
  • In-depth understanding of USAID regulations, regulations and compliance standards
  • Previous experience with SIDA preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, written including report writing, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop capacity of staff and counterparts
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%

Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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