Deputy Chief of Party, Health Information Systems and Digitalization at Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Health Information Systems and Digitalization

Job Requisition ID: 2024200697
Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Supervisor: Country Director

Job Description

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will monitor all technical aspects of a USAID-funded health information system and digitization project from initiation through delivery.
  • They will select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure technical objectives are met, and contribute project experience and learning, to global thought leadership initiatives in technical specialization.


  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Party, provide technical leadership, develop technical strategies and oversee the technical implementation of Health Information Systems and Digitalization
  • Provide leadership on all technical matters and ensure quality of the HISD program.  
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas of Health Information Systems and Digitalization and support programs.
  • Ensure that high quality technical programs are implemented in a timely manner and in coordination and collaboration with partners, the GON and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee quality assurance program for all technical aspects of the Program.
  • Ensure the technical training and staff development in the HISD Program in relevant areas.
  • Ensure that appropriate technical strategies, policies and SOP’s are developed and implemented in accordance to USAID and Nigerian regulations.
  • Assist with the management, development and monitoring of work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance for interventions.
  • Provide technical assistance through the review and/or writing of protocols, papers, reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.  
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, oversee the implementation of an indicator-based performance monitoring plan.
  • Support the Chief of Party to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated and maximize the use of available resources of the project.
  • Oversee reporting and monitoring of technical performance metrics.
  • Ensure technical program quality according to set standards including quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.
  • Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgment to obtain results.
  • Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Typically provides direct supervision of a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers.
  • Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic project goals.
  • Coordinates with project lead to set budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for project.
  • Develops and recommends project management solutions.
  • Typically reports to a Project, Program or Portfolio Director.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or its International equivalent in Medical / Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Information Technology, or any other relevant areas.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 8+ years of leadership, strong business acumen and/or line management experience).
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.
  • Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international development USAID contractors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope. Experience operating in insecure environments.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management and technical development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate and work well with others.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and policies related to specialized technical area of expertise.
  • Proven ability to ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.
  • Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills in English.
  • English, fluent in host country language and ability to speak the country’s language.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 25%

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candiduates should: