Deputy Chief of Party - Proposal
University Research Co
Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire
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University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.

With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

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.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health;
  • infectious diseases, including HIV / AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition;
  • and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

    URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ().

    Roles and Responsibilities : Supervision : Support the COP in overall oversight and management of the Cote d’Ivoire project.

  • Provide leadership to the project’s administrative team, setting strategic direction and priorities and monitoring compliance and adherence to company policies and procedures across global and country programs.
  • Oversee contractual and financial functions including procurement budgeting, management reporting, and accounts analysis in accordance with applicable financial policies and procedures of URC and partners / donor agencies.
  • Ensure that internal contractual, financial, procurement and administrative procedures are in accordance with the laws and other requirements of URC, USAID, and host countries.
  • Provide support and oversight to project coordinators for accurate and timely financial management and backstopping of country-based programs, including training, mentoring, and supervision.
  • Contribute to strategic thinking and direction of project administrative policies, reflection growth and changes to respond to client compliance requirements.
  • Prepare project budget and budget tracker as well as financial reporting and projections.
  • Ensure that costs are allocable, attributable, and reasonable.
  • Oversee the preparation and presentation of financial statements and approvals with partners / donor agencies.
  • Minimum Qualifications : Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a management-related field.
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in the administration of multi-country development programs with demonstrated success in leading contractual, financial and related management activities, including experience with USAID projects.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing the contractual, financial and administrative aspects of USAID-funded projects.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in low-or-middle-income countries implementing development programs.
  • Demonstrated strong budgeting and financial analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a diverse and geographically dispersed staff, including senior level staff and fostering a team environment with program staff located in multiple locations.
  • Ability to build and foster partnerships with partner / donor agencies based in the US and developing countries.
  • Superior analytical skills, decision making, and ability to produce results in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment.
  • Strong management, interpersonal, communication, mentoring and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • English fluency is required.
  • Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
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