Country Support Team Leader, MCSP

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 July 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Country Support Team Leader for the anticipated follow-on to the USAID Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) based in Washington, DC. MCSP is the USAID Bureau for Global Health flagship maternal and child health program and is a multi-partner, global USAID cooperative agreement aimed at introducing and supporting high-impact health interventions in 25 priority countries with the goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths within a generation. MCSP focuses on increasing coverage and utilization of high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions at the household, community, and health facility levels. The Country Support Team Leader will focus directly on increasing the use of proven reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions integrated with nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and malaria, as appropriate in country programs. S/he will be responsible for managing technical assistance to other mechanisms such as USAID-supported bilateral projects, as well as direct implementation of country programs, where applicable. S/he will also be responsible for defining specific, quantifiable performance indicators and targets for country programs, and reporting results. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • In partnership with technical team leads, provides technical leadership to country programs to increase coverage and utilization of high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions;
  • In partnership with technical team leads, provides country teams with overall technical oversight for health activities, including developing performance targets and monitoring plans;
  • In partnership with other technical advisors, provides global leadership in the areas of RMNCH and participates in key technical meetings and/or international conferences;
  • Provides routine supportive supervision to country teams, including operationalizing continuous quality improvement processes;
  • Identifies issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and appropriate program adjustments; and,
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • A master’s degree or higher in public health, medicine, business administration, international development, or a related advanced degree;
  • At least ten years of in-country experience managing RMNCH or integrated health programs;
  • Experience leading large teams and managing programs that achieve results;
  • Track record of progressive responsibility working at a senior manager level;
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills is required; and,
  • Ability to interact professionally in a foreign language (especially French, Spanish, or Portuguese) is preferred, but not required.
Application instructions:

Apply through by October 31, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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