Senior Vice President, Global Health Division

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 August 2019
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Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Senior Vice President (SVP) for our Global Health Division (GHD). With a global view and technical depth in key health areas including HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, health access, pharmaceutical supply chain, and human resources for health, GHD responds to the largest market within USAID’s programming portfolio. GHD’s dynamic technical assistance portfolio includes the Human Resources for Health 2030 project, the Global Health Supply Chain Francophone and Cote d’Ivoire task orders, the Integrated Malaria Program in Mozambique, the Advancing Universal Health Coverage Activity in Bangladesh, and the Nigeria Strategic HIV/AIDS and TB Response Program IDIQ. GHD’s robust one-year forward market is more than $1 billion. 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 the operational and financial management of GHD and technical work including field operations and representation of same before the President, vis-à-vis other internal work units, and externally in the development assistance community at large
  • Establish a culture committed to outstanding client service and develops methods and integrated solutions to meet client needs
  • Develop annual business strategy and budget and allocate resources and manage budget to achieve program goals, and meet growth goals as well as other corporate key results. Develop effective approaches to meet resource needs, hold staff accountable for achieving targets, and maximize corporate profitability while also ensuring quality client relations, staff engagement and development impact
  • Negotiate contracts, subcontracts, and task orders strategically and competitively to achieve the best outcome for Chemonics and the project/proposal. Lead GHD in and apply sound contract and project management policies and procedures, and proactively respond to complex contract performance and client satisfaction issues. Serve as certified contract negotiator for GHD
  • Provide vision and leadership in Chemonics’ contribution to technical and programming priorities within the field of international development, and ensure that projects are meeting technical objectives and making lasting contributions to international development. Travel regularly to offer strategic guidance and develop direct connections to countries, projects, clients and other key players in global health
  • Serve as health practice leader and key spokesperson in international development and global health, internally and externally. Lead efforts to capture and diffuse innovations, best practices and lessons learned, and create opportunities and incentivize knowledge sharing across the company
  • Demonstrate Chemonics’ competencies, values, and business practices by utilizing effective management and leadership principles. Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations
  • Serve on the Company’s Executive Management Team, contributing to the strategic direction of the company as well as engaging in knowledge sharing across divisions
  • Assume leadership roles in proposal development such as czar or technical writer; provide quality control for technical and cost proposals, teaming arrangements, etc., and perform proposal reviews and read-throughs to ensure RFP responsiveness and winning strategies
  • Actively advance Chemonics’ leadership position in international development and global health. Model and advocate strong leadership principles in our offices worldwide and across the industry, promote continued learning and knowledge sharing, and proactively engage in effective problem-solving on behalf of teams, clients, and beneficiaries
  • Manage relationships with external clients, vendors, partners, consultants, and our global workforce that serve to enhance Chemonics’ reputation
  • Establish a workplace environment and culture that values teamwork and fosters collaboration, acknowledge and reward staff contributions, and develop strategies to enhance synergies between field and home office staff as well as between regions, practices, and departments
  • Recommend and/or lead strategic staff recruitment and exercise sound judgment in the hiring, promotion, transfer, and termination of staff. Supervise, mentor, and assess staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, offering regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areas
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required; Masters degree or Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree preferred
  • Minimum 12 years of project and staff management experience within the field of international development, especially global health
  • Thorough knowledge of company’s main clients and their operations
  • Demonstrated understanding and fluency in Chemonics’ financial statements and financial and accounting systems and procedures
  • Demonstrated understanding of Chemonics’ new business operations, project management structures, and corporate resources to support global operations
  • Successful track record of proposal development in critical roles such as czar and technical writer
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise staff assigned to a profit center and provides oversight of multiple project teams and new business efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, vision, and management of assigned division, manage annual budgets, resources and quality results, expand new business efforts and contribute to the successful operations, management and industry reputation of an organization
  • Recognized by others as an expert in international development and a leader within the company
  • Demonstrated ability to solve all facets of extensive complex, multi-faceted managerial and operational issues which require extensive knowledge, varied experiences, access to multiple talent/resources and independent judgment
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Prior service in a long-term leadership or management position (e.g. COP, team leader) with Chemonics (preferred) in the field
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel and work anywhere USAID implements development projects, for at least 8 to 12 weeks a year. This would include business development trips to prospective USAID countries
  • Fluency in foreign language preferred
Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center by September 20, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. 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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