Deputy Chief of Party /Technical Director at Save the Children

THE ROLE: Technical Director / Deputy Chief of Party: Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA)

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party that will work with the Chief of Party in coordinating and implementing the anticipated USAID-funded Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA) in Sierra Leone. The SIHSA is designed to improve the quality of family planning, maternal newborn child and adolescent health, and malaria services; promote adoption of crucial health behaviors; and strengthen the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, both at central and district levels in Sierra Leone.

The Technical Director / Deputy Chief of Party (TD/DCOP) will report directly to the Chief of Party and ensure technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions meet stated goals and reporting requirements. This individual will assume the responsibilities of the COP in their absence. The TD/DCOP will support the COP in coordinating with USAID, key stakeholders, implementing partners and government representatives and leads coordination for technical and operational aspects of the project. In addition, the TD/DCOP will manage the implementation of key program activities throughout targeted districts, oversee the work of technical staff, and ensure efficient technical and operational support for the project team.

Save the Children is currently accepting applications for the TD/DCOP position. Kindly note that any final offer is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


Master’s Degree in global health, public health or international development or Medical Degree is ideal; Bachelor’s Degree is required


  • Prior experience as Deputy Chief of Party or Technical Director
  • Minimum seven years of professional experience in managing complex technical projects of similar size and scope in a development context, with a minimum of five years’ experience in the West Africa region, ideally in Sierra Leone.
  • Deep understanding of family planning and maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programming priorities.
  • At least three years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design.
  • Proven experience of budget management across multiple field sites and with multiple partners.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches, regulations, compliance, and reporting requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government, private sector entities, community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build teams. Includes experience hiring and supervising personnel, and effectively leading in team situations to deliver project results;
  • Substantial experience in maintaining external relations with government, community stakeholders and civil society; and in convening diverse stakeholders and representing donor, government, and project priorities; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments is important;
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time; and to stay and work in basic conditions.
  • Experience in integrating gender, diversity and inclusion into program activities.
  • Experience in managing program teams, including coordinators, across multiple geographic sites, including staff development, coaching, and performance management.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent documentation and report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of local language preferred.
  • Proficiency in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
  • Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

Additional job responsibilities

  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience


Closing Date: 30th June, 2022

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Applicants are advised that

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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 Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications

 Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.



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