Deputy Chief of Party

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID/Ukraine Public Health Systems Recovery and Resilience Activity. This activity is expected to strengthen public health capacities, standards, outreach services, and access to essential health care services during crises such as COVID-19 and other health-related challenges, as part of supporting Ukraine’s pathway to self-reliance. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • The DCOP will oversee program implementation, operations and logistics for all components of the program including rapid roll-out; supervision of day-to-day implementation of activities; and working with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage project staff, subcontractors/subgrantees, and consultants.
  • Oversee grants management, financial management and procurement and ensure compliance with USG rules and regulations and consistency with Pact’s policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Supervise program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting activities, ensuring that all project deliverables are met and delivered in a timely and efficient manner.
  • In coordination with the COP, the DCOP will serve as a Pact liaison to USAID and national and local partners, including government officials, civil society. and community leaders, particularly on administrative and logistical matters.
  • Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in public health, social or behavioral sciences, business administration or a relevant field.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in international development.
  • At least five (5) years of experience as a DCOP or in a comparable managerial position on international donor projects.
  • Demonstrable experience in public health, health systems, and health policy.
  • Experience in Eastern Europe, preferably Ukraine.
  • Experience working on teams for USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Track record of effectively managing a diverse team of employees and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and work with and between different stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and consensus building.
  • The candidate must be demonstrably proficient in (oral, writing and reading) Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
  • Ability to travel within Ukraine and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Ukraine.
  • Broad understanding of public health, health systems, and health policy and practice in Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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