Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism-DCOP

Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism (GHRC) Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Company Overview

Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company (Kaizen) is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven development and spur sustainable entrepreneurship and investments. We leverage existing knowledge, new technologies, local peer networks, and innovative business models to support local reforms that are sustained through market forces.

Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 200 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in emerging markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, health, finance, agriculture, governance, economic growth, energy and environment, and water. 

Kaizen is searching for a Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism (GHRC) activity. Per the USAID anticipated solicitation statement: “The primary objective of the mechanism is to provide partners and Missions support they need for success in working directly with local organizations across USAID/Global Health’s portfolio, building on the successes and lessons learned from PEPFAR’s local partner transition as well as other Localization efforts across the Agency. The mechanism will support identifying, treating and mitigating risks, provide effective and individualized capacity development support for programmatic and operational excellence, improve monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and improve Missions’ ability to provide oversight and manage local partners.”

The project will prioritize countries with ongoing PEPFAR programming, including Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the COP by providing technical and managerial oversight for the Activity, leading the localization component. Principally, the DCOP will directly oversee planning and engagement with the four technical components of the Activity: (i) Partner Risk and Health Assessments (conducting Non-US Pre-Award Surveys, performing audits, Government to Government (G2G) Risk Assessments, and similar); (ii) Risk Mitigation & Capacity Development for Health Program Performance (embedded technical assistance (TA)), financial management and compliance support, sub-award management system setup, organizational and sustainability planning); (iii) Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Quality Assurance (third party monitoring, site visits, data quality assessments, support to community-led monitoring organizations); (iv) Staff Support for Managing Local Awards (training for mission staff on managing direct local awards, including indirect costs; local stakeholder mapping).

Through this technical lens of transitioning direct PEPFAR program implementation to local partners, the DCOP will also lead development of the Activity’s annual work plans, annual/quarterly reports, and other requests from USAID. The DCOP is tasked with managing short- and long-term technical assistance (STTA/LTTA) staff, including through developing scopes of work (SOWs), tracking progress, and reviewing/finalizing reports. The DCOP, on an as needed basis, will also represent the Activity with various audiences and platforms. The DCOP will ensure all actions and technical interventions adhere to USAID guidelines and utilize global best practices. This will include through staff training as required. Finally, the DCOP will also keep the COP regularly informed on all Activity matters, and assist the COP in meeting technical, governmental, company, and USAID deliverables as requested.


  • At least 10 years of experience managing and designing technical approaches for multi-million-dollar international donor-funded development projects
  • Demonstrated work experience and technical expertise related to localization of HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR programming, particularly PEPFAR Local Partner Transition efforts, along with other areas of focus like malaria, infectious disease, maternal and child health, and family planning.
  • Demonstrated work experience with USAID global health projects in PEPFAR program locations (Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
  • Proven experience leading start-up/close-out, and procurement for multi-country, dollar USAID-funded programs.
  • At least 7 years of senior field management experience demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials. 
  • University degree in international development, economics, management, or a related field required, Advanced degree preferred.
  • Deep technical understanding of USAID localization policies/tools, including but not limited to HICD, NPI, OCA, and NUPUS.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of capacity development and organizational risk assessment tools and methodologies, specifically related to health monitoring, evaluation, learning, and data quality assurance. 
  • Fluency in English oral and written communication.

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated familiarity with FAR, ADS, and other operational guidance including human resources, financial management, financial reporting, and procurement processes, systems, and grants management. 

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to and proceed with the application. We do not currently use for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.


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