JOB AT Abt Associates Inc : Deputy Chief of Party : ( Deadline : 10 May 2019 )

JOB AT Abt Associates Inc : Deputy Chief of Party : ( Deadline : 10 May 2019 )


JOB AT Abt Associates Inc : Deputy Chief of Party : ( Deadline : 10 May 2019 )




Deputy Chief of Party


USAID Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA)


Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development, seeks a qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the upcoming five-year USAID Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA). RIHSA aims to strengthen the health system of Rwanda to provide quality health care services, increase financial protection, and promote self-reliance.

The DCOP will lead the design and execution of the technical implementation of the project in collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP). S/he will provide the technical direction for the project and be responsible for all technical decisions. S/he will design and guide interventions, work with the COP to build key technical partnerships, oversee and conduct technical training, and represent the project in technical forums and to USAID.

The position will be based in Kigali and will report to the Chief of Party. The position is contingent upon contract award to Abt Associates.







Develop and implement annual work plans and provide technical oversight for all health systems strengthening (HSS) activities under the project.
Serve as the main point of contact with technical experts in the public and private sector, especially with the Rwanda Ministry of Health.
Build and maintain relationships with a broad range of prospective partners and participate in relevant technical working groups.
Supervise technical staff members and consultants to support high quality, timely, responsive program activities and deliverables.
Oversee all technical capacity building activities for the project.
Contribute to the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan, including gathering and analyzing data, and the adaptation of activities based on MEL results.
Prepare and review technical reports, work plans, and quarterly reports.
Together with the COP, supervise and oversee the work of project staff, partners, and subcontractors, upholding the standards of Abt Associates to lead a high performing team and to ensure strict compliance to USAID and Abt’s policies, regulations and internal controls.
Together with the COP, provide quality assurance over technical materials to ensure high-quality products.




Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Health Economics, Policy, and Governance, or other relevant fields.
10-15 years of experience in designing, implementing, evaluating, and managing complex health programs with an emphasis on health systems strengthening, health financing, and health sector policies and strategies.
Demonstrated technical depth and understanding of health systems strengthening, the health policy environment and governance in Rwanda and in similar country settings.
Experience working with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and other relevant ministries strongly preferred.
Previous USAID project experience strongly preferred.
Experience building and maintaining partnerships with other projects, local organizations, host country governments, and international agencies.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required; French strongly preferred.
Rwandan national strongly preferred.
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please include “RIHSA” and the position title in the subject line of the email. Deadline for applications is 10 May 2019, though applications submitted by May 6th will be prioritized. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.


Interested individuals can learn more about Abt Associates’ multi-disciplinary group of dedicated professionals who provide TA, research, analysis, and systems strengthening services in more than 100 countries at






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