Deputy Chief of Party, Frontier Health Markets

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 September 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Closing on 23 November 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

General Summary

Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Frontier Health Markets award. Frontier Health Markets is a proposed suite of multiple activities with the objective of increasing private health sector contributions to advancing voluntary family planning and other health outcomes, including maternal, newborn and child health, malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS in lower and middle income countries. This will be achieved through strategies and approaches to addressing key market constraints and barriers that inhibit the functioning of local markets in mixed health systems. Key results anticipated from this suite of activities include an improved market environment for greater private sector participation in the delivery of health products and services and improved equitable access to and uptake of quality consumer-drive health products and services.

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project and technical quality of implementation. S/he will provide leadership and technical direction in support of the Chief of Party to increase private sector engagement and integration through improved market environments and more equitable access to health products and services. This position is contingent upon successful award. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● Supports the project director to provide management oversight and technical direction for private sector engagement activities;

● Responsible for supporting quality implementation of day-to-day project activities, including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting;

● Represents the project director, as necessary, to USAID, implementing partners, host country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors;

● Supervises senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and sub-awardees;

● Identifies issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and appropriate program adjustments;

● Provides overall leadership and supervision of senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and

● Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.

● Advanced degree in health sciences or business management e.g. public health, nursing, finance

● At least eight years of professional experience managing large, complex health projects in developing countries, with at least five years of experience working on private sector engagement programming;

● Demonstrated international thought leadership in market approaches, private sector engagement, innovative financing and/or family planning

● Experience leading large teams and managing programs that achieve results;

● Track record of progressive responsibility, including at least five years providing senior-level leadership (e.g., Project Director, Chief of Party, Deputy Director) to programs of similar scale, scope and complexity;

● Strong ability to collaborate and build partnerships with host country governments, U.S. government agencies, donor agencies, international organizations, and the private sector;

● Fluent English oral and written communication skills is required;

● Ability to interact professionally in a foreign language (especially French, Spanish, or Portuguese) is preferred, but not required.

Physical Requirements

· Regular attendance and availability during normal business hours are required.

· Ability to work in a normal office environment.

· Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Conditions

· Normal office environment; usually moderate noise level

· Occasional exposure to environmental conditions include exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.

· Ability to travel and work abroad in less developed countries for at least 4 to 8 weeks a year.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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