Program Director, MCSP

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

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Program 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 Program Director will bear primary responsibility for the overall technical and managerial requirements of program performance and will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project. S/he will supervise project implementation and ensure that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he will also have principal responsibility for representation of the project to USAID. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Assumes overall leadership, management oversight and technical direction for large, complex, multi-country health activities
  • Serves as primary liaison 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
  • Responsible for the overall and direct implementation of project activities and liaises with project teams to ensure technical coordination
  • Ensures that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate
  • Oversees project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Identifies issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and appropriate program adjustments
  • 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 professional experience managing large, complex health projects in developing countries, with at least eight years of experience working on health governance; healthcare financing; clinical quality; and/or health systems strengthening programs
  • Demonstrated international credibility as a leader on matters of reproductive, maternal, neonatal child health
  • Experience leading large teams and managing programs that achieve results
  • Track record of progressive responsibility, including at least eight years providing senior-level leadership (e.g., Project Director, 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, and international organizations
  • 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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