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Deputy Chief of Party

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: URC - University Research Company
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Democratic Governance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-31

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Deputy Chief of Party

Hours: Full-time Regular; Not Eligible for Overtime

Location: Jordan

Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

Reports to: Chief of Party**

Position Level: Management

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (

Project Overview:

USAID seeks to design a focused “***Health Services Quality Accelerator”*** activity will work to improve the quality of the supply side of healthcare and to identify and address some of the barriers that hinder equitable access and utilization of RMNCH services. Through the Health Services Quality Accelerator (HSQA) Activity, USAID/Jordan is seeking new and innovative approaches, through the public and private health sectors, which will accelerate progress towards the equitable quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health throughout the continuum of care.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for the overall strategic and technical vision and implementation in the areas of RMNCH; family planning; primary health care (PHC) improvement; private sector engagement, health governance; gender equity; social and behavior change (SBC); local systems capacity building; health systems strengthening; and continuous quality improvement. The skills and experience of this position complement those of the COP, with an emphasis on technical public health expertise. The DCOP is a member of the Senior Management Team.

The DCOP’s roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Directly assisting the COP in providing technical leadership for project implementation and course correction based on the creation and use of a learning agenda; would serve as the COP in the absence of the COP.

· Leading and managing the technical team, including managers and specialists in the areas of maternal and child health; reproductive health; PHC; private sector engagement, health governance and accountability; SBC; community partnerships; and gender, by providing technical direction.

· Accountability for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of technical assistance is maintained at the highest standards, and project technical objectives and deliverables are met in a timely manner.

· Responsibility for promoting partnership and multi-sectoral collaboration.

· Responsibility for timely submission of high-quality work plans, reports, and other products.

· Providing high quality technical support to the central government with formulation and implementation of guidelines and policies.

· Engages technical experts at URC home office and STTA consultants strategically to support achievement of the project objectives in a timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Public Health, Maternal & Child Health, Family Medicine, or related field

· Minimum of 10 years of work experience that demonstrates technical expertise with substantial developing country context experience, in a combination of the following areas: family planning, RMNCH, nutrition and NCD (preference for experience with service delivery projects in public and private sector).

· Minimum 8 years of demonstrated excellence in a management position in an international health and development context, including direct supervision of professional and support staff, quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract/grant management.

· Demonstrated understanding of the Jordanian health landscape and context

· Demonstrated hands-on experience in building government, non-government, and community capacity to address health issues.

· Demonstrated leadership capacity to build and lead technical teams.

· Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level officials particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with national and subnational government officials and institutions, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CSOs, and donor organizations.

· Strong oral and written communication skills, including fluency in Arabic and English.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in various locations worldwide for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

****Contingent upon contract award.**

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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