Deputy Chief of Party/USAID/Benin/ Upcoming Integrated Health Services Project (Proposal) – Benin



Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming five-year integrated health services project in Benin. The objective of the program is to strengthen the delivery of high-impact malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, and gender-based violence (GBV) services in the public sector in four departments of Benin. Building on the achievements of current and past USAID-supported activities, the overall objective of the activity is to contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn, child, and child mortality and morbidity. adolescents, with strong government and citizen engagement in the health sector.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


This position will be responsible for all program and technical direction, ensuring that staff are aligned with the business vision, goals and plans to achieve program results. With the guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts, and maximize synergy and integration across project program areas and units , and will help coordinate and manage the implementation of the project. , following the decentralized approach and strategy, between the various field offices. S/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches to the timely delivery of services to the clients we serve, including but not limited to timely production of high-quality documentation of project successes and lessons learned for international and international audiences, as well as quarterly reports.


  • Provide technical direction and management oversight to the project and ensure effective implementation of project activities and timely reporting of these activities to specific regional and national donors and MSH HQ.
  • Coordinate project liaison and collaboration with partners, donors, various USAID country missions, clients, and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters. Maintain a USAID/Benin/IHS partnership that engenders trust and respect and builds USAID’s confidence in MSH’s ability to do the job.
  • Serve as a member of the Benin leadership team.
  • With the Director of Finance and Administration, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high-level performance, creative approaches, achievement of personal and project goals, and a collegial, self-help approach to success for project staff in Benin, as well than members of the support team at head office.
  • If necessary, act in place of the COP.
  • Advise the COP in human resources alignment with project work plans and emerging donor, MSH and partner SOWs, including on external procurement of human resources and consultants.
  • The DCOP will provide direction and coordinate the development, implementation and review of the annual work plan. S/he will ensure alignment with regional frameworks and strategies, national and donor strategies in each country – including USAID strategies. He/she will identify opportunities for integrated planning and implementation creating synergies across different program areas.
  • The DCOP should guide and coach project staff in maximizing project, non-project and community resources through establishing and maintaining partnerships and networks.
  • S/he will lead efforts to write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and programming challenges identified by donors, host countries or through the work we do.
  • Contribute to a knowledge management system where donor vision and government values ​​permeate our clients to reach beneficiary communities, and grassroots and country learning is documented and shared to influence new programming at country and national levels regional.
  • The DCOP will have specific technical expertise in the areas of Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) as well as in Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), which he/she will lead for the entire project.


  • Advanced degree at Master’s level or above in social sciences, public health or other appropriate field is required.
  • 7+ years of experience implementing and managing international development projects, in particular, with combined experience in two or more technical areas such as LMG, HSS and MNCH.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with high-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, and other donor organizations .
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience. Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve goals, meet milestones and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor-supported projects.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team spirit, written and oral communication and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.

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