Employment Opportunities

Deputy Chief of Party/ Technical Director - USAID Liberia County Sanitation Project (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation, and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is currently seeking candidates for the Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor for the anticipated, five-year USAID-funded Liberia County Sanitation Project. The project will implement a comprehensive county-wide approach for sustainably moving people from open defecation to basic sanitation in the counties of Montserrado, Margibi, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Bassa through improving sanitation governance, adoption of sanitation behaviors, strengthening sanitation markets and increasing access to financing for sanitation.

The Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor would have the primary responsibility of continually improving the implementation quality of activity interventions. S/he would ensure that the activity adheres to national and internationally accepted technical norms and standards and that best practices and approaches are well-documented and highlighted throughout the activity implementation period. The position would also lead and oversee activity monitoring, evaluation and learning.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCDI.

Essential Job Functions:
-Support the Chief of Party (COP) in developing and implementing the strategic vision for and coordination of the Project, and in ensuring the quality of processes and results of all Project activities;
-Provide technical leadership and oversight of the technical team and support activities implemented by consortium staff, government counterparts and any sub-grantees;
-Oversee county-wide triggering of communities to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status;
-Liaise with and oversee the development and expansion of implementation and management capacity among stakeholders (Ministry of Public Works, County WASH office, and National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission, among others) to increase availability and sustainable management of safe sanitation and hygiene services;
-Adapt and apply tools, national standards and guidelines, and best practices for use at the community levels to improve sanitation service delivery;
-Work in close collaboration with the Project’s Director of Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure the quality of Project activity monitoring, evaluation and learning and knowledge management, along with the documentation of best practices;
-Support the COP in the preparation of annual work plans and project management plans and reports, quarterly and annual reports, research protocols, case studies and other Project deliverables;
-Supervise and mentor Project staff;
-When required by the COP, represent the Project at high-level national stakeholder meetings and WASH technical working groups.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
-Advanced degree in WASH, public health, or other related social or engineering field required;
-Significant experience in similar senior management roles leading technical teams is absolutely required;
-Demonstrated experience supporting WASH interventions integrated within a community-based program required;
-Demonstrated experience working with key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in WASH to build capacities in implementing their mandated responsibilities;
-Demonstrated experience engaging the commercial private sector in the provision of goods and services to communities and sub-national governments to operate, maintain, and repair improved community-based WASH services;
-Demonstrated experience producing quality English-language communication products such as progress reports, case studies, and research protocols;
-Strong management and problem solving skills;
-Proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package with particular experience using Words, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer;
-Proven ability to work with government and donor agencies, stakeholders and decision makers;
-Experience working with USAID and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is preferred;
-Full professional proficiency in English;
-Priority will be given to qualified Liberian nationals.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to bdjobs@mcd.org by August 23, 2021. Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.

Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11

Please reference position MCDI-214 when submitting your application.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization