Chief of Party OVC, Deputy Chief of Party OVC at Save the Children International


Vacancies: Chief of Party OVC, Deputy Chief of Party OVC

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world Our dedicated and diverse staff work hard to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme. These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

Position: Chief of Party OVC, Nigeria

The Chief of Party (COP) will work with Save the Children’s existing country office in Nigeria, but will be solely responsible for overall management of the USAID Cooperative Agreement for the anticipated Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID/PEPFAR and GON investment and that will achieve memorable outcomes in the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, families and communities in Nigeria. The program will reflect the objectives of the PEPFAR strategy with respect to care and support for orphans and other vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.


Advanced degree in international relations, public health, or related field; 10-12 years of field-based experience managing large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa; Experience managing large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level; Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with USAID (PEPFAR) policies, rules, regulations, and procedures; Experience in managing large child focused field programs for an international NGO; Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning and understanding of HIV/AIDS-related support services; Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and teams.

Position: Deputy Chief of Party OVC, Nigeria

Save the Children (SC) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR-funded project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Nigeria. The DCOP will work with Save the Children’s existing country office, and will provide operational leadership to support the direct implementation of program activities. The DCOP will oversee the overall operations and ensure the smooth running of a complex, multi-layered project by managing systems, staff and building capacity that support the results of the project. As the DCOP, s/he is also responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the project. In collaboration with the COP, s/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, various line ministries and partners as needed. Assist the COP with annual planning processes, in close collaboration with program teams.


Advanced degree in public health, development studies, social sciences, social work or related field such as social work, child protection, OVC programs, and HIV/AIDS, and organizational capacity building;

Minimum of ten years of field-based experience working on large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a preference for Nigerian experience;

At least five years of experience in designing, managing, and supporting the implementation of national program activities related to OVC programs, quality improvement, and community mobilization and institutional capacity building for local government entities and civil society;

Familiarity with the Nigerian terrain (especially south southern Nigeria) and workings of GON at national and sub-national level.

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Please note that the closing date for this position is 20th November, 2017.

Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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