Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

Posted 7 months ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health programs, education, research, and livelihoods initiatives in Nigeria. USAID-funded Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) with focus on the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe), Akwa Ibom & Cross River states is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:


Basic Function: The Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director will be responsible for technical leadership of the program, ensuring the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based interventions, and managing a team of senior technical staff and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all activities and products generated under the project.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee the quality of all technical activities, providing direction, feedback, and support to ensure success.
  • Ensure program adherence to internationally accepted technical norms and standards of practices.
  • Provide input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Oversee the programs collaborating, learning, and adapting process in collaboration with the Chief of Party.
  • In collaboration with program leadership, apply program learnings in pursuit of adaptive management.
  • Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of AHNi and USAID resources.
  • Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning.
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities, and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.
  • Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:


  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives.

Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues.
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget.

Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in HIV/AIDS program including Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support, PMTCT HIV/TB, OVCs programming with proven results.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations.
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems.

People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback.
  • Ability to mentor others

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field is required (PEPFAR experience preferred); or an MB, BS degree with at least three public health related publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • At least four years’ experience working as a senior level manager or 12 years’ experience in provision and/or coordination in a public health program in a developing country.
  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of the HIV/AIDS program including Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support, PMTCT HIV/TB, OVCs as well as cross-cutting areas like HSS etc.
  • Progressive experience with HIV prevention, treatment and/or care and support programming including design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of quality HIV services in Surge mode and in FCV and hard-to-reach areas.
  • Demonstrated skills in use of technology and other innovations to facilitate the delivery of quality HIV-TB services in developing countries, FCV and remote setting.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and managing program in resource constrained countries.
  • Demonstrated experience producing quality English-language communications products, such as progress reports, case studies, and research protocols.
  • Experience interacting with developing country government, international organization, other bilateral donor and civil society representatives, and senior level government officials.
  • At least three years of experience working with USG cooperative agreements or contracts in senior program management capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations and host country government counterparts.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

Method of application: Interested and Qualified candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to:

Vacancy closes: Tuesday 21st March 2023

Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer: AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview

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