Deputy Chief of Party

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • September 30, 2024


Starting Date: 12/31/2024


JSI is dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause. JSI is currently recruiting for Deputy Chief of Party candidates for several upcoming USAID funded supply chain and pharmaceutical technical assistance projects in various countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia, including Zambia.

The purpose of this activity is to strengthen systems and provide operational support to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, affordable health commodities. This position is contingent upon an award from USAID.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for providing strategic and technical supply chain vision, oversight and leadership for the project. The DCOP will be responsible for ensuring supply chain innovation and best practices, successful implementation, and adaptive monitoring, learning and evaluation of technical activities and elements of the project. Reporting to the Chief of Party, the DCOP is a member of the Senior Management Team of the project.


  • Set the overall supply chain direction for the project and developing relevant indicators of success;
  • Oversee and effectively manage the performance of the technical supply chain activities and elements, and project deliverables in line with the overall technical direction;
  • Provide technical supply chain oversight and direction to the project’s technical team
  • With the Chief of Party, substantively contribute to project work planning;
  • Oversee report writing to the donor;
  • Serve as a member of the project’s Senior Management Team and manage a team of people to execute the project;
  • Supervise and assess the performance of senior staff and ensure supervisory and accountability systems are in place for all long-term and short-term advisors, subpartners, consultants and staff.
  • Coordinate with the MEL Director to ensure systems and processes for comprehensive and adaptive monitoring, learning and evaluation of the program.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award and USAID operational policies and regulations; and
  • In the absence of the COP, serve as Acting COP and the project’s key representative with the USAID and other collaborating agencies on all pragmatic, administrative and financial matters related to the project.


  • Advanced degree in public health, supply chain management, institutional development, business management, finance or related field or minimum or 10 years in related professional experience;
  • Minimum 8 years of experience managing USAID or other donor funded projects in developing countries. Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience leading large and complex supply chains and/or managing large health supply chain technical assistance projects in low and middle income countries;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working on supply chain/pharmaceutical management projects particularly in low and middle income countries;
  • Demonstrated success overseeing high performing supply chains with direct knowledge of innovations and best practices;
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience improving product availability, visibility, supply chain performance and supply chain risk mitigation measures;
  • Demonstrated success at managing a team to implement complex, large scale USAID projects on time and on budget;
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; and
  • Written and spoken English fluency (native or equivalent).

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 09/30/2024.

No phone calls please.

Principals only please.

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