Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Director Programs at Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non- Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Director Programs

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Overview

  • The Director Programs who will double as Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will coordinate technical and programmatic activities for the ACE2 project. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP).


  • Serve as primary technical point of contact between implementing project team, and relevant stakeholders
  • Support the Chief of Party in designing of effective strategies to ensure efficiency at all levels (including sub-recipients).
  • Ensure that project deliverables, targets, and objectives are met timely and that progress reports and results are of high quality
  • Coordinate performance management with accountability and incentive systems, supervise direct reports and directly manage the project team
  • Ensure that work plan, project implementation occurs within budget restrictions, and result meets target and overall objectives
  • Ensure that prime and sub-recipient’s financial controls and award management systems comply with accounting principles, and USAID cost principles and standards including procurement, disposal of project resources and assets
  • Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures, QA for project management, and the optimal use of resources pertaining to quality staffing and cost-effective operations
  • Provide scientific (including evidence-based interventions), technical leadership, knowledge management, and innovative technical approaches for piloting the project.

Work Interactions and Conditions

  • The Program Director will have overall responsibility for leadership and management of the project and reporting of project activities.
  • S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity.
  • S/he will serve as the project’s main technical point of contact.

Mode of Evaluation:

  • Monthly activity program report
  • Quarterly project report
  • Annual project report.


  • Education: MD or MBBS with Master’s Degree in Public Health or related fields
  • Experience: 10+ years of progressively senior-level management experience in managing complex public health programs or programs with similar size and complexity
  • Specialized knowledge: Demonstrable experience in design, implementation, and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or other climes; Experience leading USAID, CDC and other, PEPFAR funded large scale programs is desirable; Knowledgeable in HIV/AIDS, TB and other infectious disease including COVID-19, maternal and child health, HSS, QA/QI etc
  • Skills: Proficient in excel and word processing; power point, strong written and oral presentation skills, ability to analyze, present and use data for decision making
  • Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: Strong managerial skills, strategic vision, strong leadership qualities, strong professional reputation in the health industry.

Application Closing Date
21st September 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV / Resume to: using “Application for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Director Programs” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates that meet the stated criteria will be considered.


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