Deputy Director - Capacity
IntraHealth International
Location: Ethiopia
Last Date: July 2, 2008

Deputy Director - Capacity - Ethiopia


The Deputy Director-Capacity (DDC) provides senior level program management to ensure the strategic, programmatic, financial, and technical integrity of the Capacity Project’s Ethiopia program and meeting project targets. The Deputy Director reports to the Country Director and Capacity/Ethiopia Country Point Person. S/he supports the Project with specific supervisory responsibilities for the timely and effective implementation of all programs in line with the work plan. The DDC provides support to the Country Director (CD) on management and programmatic areas to allow the CD to focus more fully on technical, policy, and advocacy issues with the Ministry of Health, USAID, partners, and other stakeholders, as related to the Project. The DDC will have 100% level of effort on the Capacity Project.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management
Works in tandem with senior technical, program, finance and administrative staff to ensure technical, managerial, and financial excellence and compliance with IntraHealth policies and USAID rules and regulations. Assumes primary responsibility for the timely and effective implementation of Capacity Project programs and their results. Ensures development and regular updating of a monthly training and activity plan as well as the annual work plan progress table. Works in collaboration with the Deputy Director for Clinical services and the Country Director to identify short term technical assistance needs.

Staff Management
Provide supportive supervision to staff under direct line management, including the formulation of individual work plans. Provides overall oversight to and management of consultants hired for short term technical assistance.

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Works with the M&E unit to ensure monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems effectively capture progress towards results and allow for modifications to program activities as needed
Leads the development and review of program work plans, quarterly, biannual and annual reports. Works with relevant staff to ensure timely and quality documentation and reporting of activities, results, and lessons learned for communication with USAID, Capacity/CH, stakeholders and others.

Financial Management
In conjunction with the Country Point Person and the Program Specialist assists in the revision of the annual budget and monitors financial burn rate to make adjustments to program activities. Ensures program staff liaise with the finance unit to prepare monthly projections and cash advance requests.

Coordination, Representation and Networking
Communicates regularly with USAID, MOH, partners, other stakeholders, and Capacity/Chapel Hill to provide updates on project activities, results, lessons learned and challenges encountered.

Masters in Public Health, Management, International Development or Social Science. Minimum of 7 years experience in management of health related projects. Experience working on USAID and PEPFAR funded projects a strong advantage. Ability to provide leadership, communicate effectively, and promote a team approach to successfully implement the project’s work plan. Demonstrated technical and managerial ability, sound judgment, proactivity, multi-tasking, and ability to work under pressure. Fluency in written and spoken English. Willingness to travel within the country.

This is a full-time position with IntraHealth International. For immediate consideration, please forward cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to and reference DDC-GEN in the subject line. IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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