Deputy Director, MCSP

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 31 October 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 23 July 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Deputy Director 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 Deputy Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting. S/he should also be able to act for and represent the Project Director, as necessary. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for supporting the project director in the day-to-day management of the project, including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting;
  • Supports the project director to provide management oversight and technical direction for health activities;
  • 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 subcontracting organizations;
  • 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 health sciences or a related advanced degree;
  • At least eight years of professional experience managing large, complex health projects in developing countries;
  • 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;
  • 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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