Immunization Technical Lead, MOMENTUM 2A

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 August 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 1 October 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

IMA World Health (IMA) and Lutheran World Relief (LWR) have joined forces to increase our impact on breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting healthier families and communities. The two humanitarian nonprofits are integrating IMA’s global health expertise and LWR’s work in rural economies and emergency response, creating a unified organization that will help millions more enjoy a healthier, more prosperous tomorrow. LWR-IMA is seeking a Technical Lead in immunization for the USAID/MOMENTUM 2A opportunity, a global project focusing on providing targeted TA to USAID missions, partner countries, and local organizations to improve MNCH, Immunization, and FP/RH outcomes, as well as to contribute to global technical leadership and policy-dialogue for achievement of MNCH/FP/RH goals. The Immunization Technical Lead is expected to have the depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, supervisory and program management experience, and interpersonal skills to allow her/him to serve as a thought leader and provide technical leadership in immunization and related oversight for this complex global project. The position is full-time and based in Washington, DC, with at least 30% international travel required. The Immunization Technical Lead will report to Deputy Director. This position is contingent upon award and funding. Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for immunization technical activities, including conceptualizing new activities related to emerging global trends and initiatives in immunization.
  • Provide technical direction for the design, implementation, and monitoring of workplans and budgets under the project, in immunization.

As part of the project’s senior management team, ensure smooth functioning of the project.

  • Supervise either directly or indirectly immunization staff to carry out activities in the portfolio; in so doing, ensure activities are fully accomplished, meet expected technical quality standards, and are delivered on schedule.
  • Ensure adherence to USAID, project, and corporate policies and procedures governing all technical work.

Contribute to the development and implementation of project work plans, assessments and evaluations, as relevant.

  • Support liaisons with USAID management team on all issues pertaining to the project’s immunization portfolio, including meetings, workplans, technical updates, and respond to ad hoc technical requests from USAID and other donors and agencies.


  • A Master’s Degree or higher in public health or international development, or a related advanced degree; clinical background preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing immunization programs in the field, including delivery of technical assistance.
  • Extensive experience with immunization programs and knowledge of global policy commitments in this area.
  • Experience implementing a diverse set of programs that address gender and poverty-equity dimensions of immunization.
  • Experience engaging in global fora on immunization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ministries of health and other government agencies.
  • Strong managerial and organizational skills.
  • At least 5 years of experience living or working in a developing country.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Fluency/proficiency in a second language relevant to a developing country context desirable.
  • Must be able to travel internationally (economy class).
  • Willingness to support LWR-IMA’s Mission.

IMA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by US or International law.

About the Organization

IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that that offers extensive expertise implementing programs to address integrated health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. IMA maintains a diverse and complex funding portfolio made up of both grants and contracts that support program services across those countries and totals approximately $100 million annually.

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