Job Description

Deputy Chief of Party: Operations

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Posting Date: 11/25/2017

Deadline Date: 03/30/2018

Starting Date: 05/01/2018


John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks a dynamic and highly experienced candidate for the Deputy Chief of Party: Operations (DCOP: Ops) position for a USAID-funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment proposal, titled “Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes” (ECHO), in Mozambique. The purpose of ECHO is to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. This project will increase coverage of high impact health and nutrition services by implementing evidence-based interventions to increase early initiation of ART, provide high quality services, ensure robust retention strategies and achieve epidemic control. Additionally, this project will compile research and program evaluation to improve the policy environment for HIV/AIDS programming, and building the capacity of CSO’s and local NGOs to continue the work.

Should JSI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position based in Mozambique. The Deputy Chief of Party: Operations will report to the Chief of Party.


  • Function as the chief financial officer and manager of the contract
  • Provide management oversight of project implementation; supervise F&A staff
  • Ensure that the budget and forecasts are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion
  • Oversee granting and financial support to local partners
  • Work with project and sub-partner staff to ensure a robust budgeting and financial management and tracking system that adequately accounts for project funds
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial information is presented to USAID, management, and project staff for decision-making


  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in public or business administration, finance, or other related field
  • 10 years of experience managing grants or contracts of a similar field of work and budget may be substituted for a Master’s Degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing grants or contracts for private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally managing the aspects of at least one large multimillion US dollar contract funded by an international donor
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English is required

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/30/2018.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

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