Deputy Chief of Party - Tanzania University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Description

URC seeks qualified DCOP candidates to support the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Multi-sectoral Nutrition (MSN) activity. SUN TA supports implementation of the 1,000 Most Critical Days program, and will enhance the management and implementation of the SUN Pooled Fund by providing high-level technical assistance including support for planning, implementation and monitoring at the district and sub-district levels.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) directly report to the COP in activity implementation and management. The DCOP will take over leadership and oversight of the activity in the absence of the COP. This position is responsible for coordinating and optimizing integration of technical expertise across the results framework and interventions.
  • Bachelors degree in nutrition or related field; Masters degree in nutrition, public health, agriculture, international development or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience with progressively more responsible technical leadership roles on donor-funded projects; prior team leader and USAID experience required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in stunting prevention and multi-sectoral nutrition interventions,
  • Demonstrated progressive experience working in partnership with local government, community-based organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong inter-personal and supervisory skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead teams of technical specialists
  • Ability to work independently and with team members and partners at all levels
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
  • Strong work experience with local and international partners in Tanzania, including both private and public partners
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in Swahili is a plus
About the Organization

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

Position is Contingent upon Award

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