Director, health practice, global health division

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United States of America
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 18 Jan 2021

Chemonics seeks a Health Practice Director for its Global Health Division (GHD) within its Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO), located in Arlington, VA. Working in close collaboration with the leadership of the Global Health Division, the Health Practice Director facilitates the growth of corporate relationships with organizations—clients and partners—and industry experts, internal technical expertise, and contribution to global public health discourse. With expertise in global health, the director ensures the Global Health Division maintains forward and strategic thinking around positioning for success, paying attention to detail in all outward-facing engagements, and working across teams to gather and synthesize relevant information for maximum impact. This position reports to the Managing Director, Program Strategy and Growth in the Global Health Division, and supervises a small Practice team, as well as division- and corporate-wide Practice participation. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
External Relationships and New Business Development

  • Build and maintain relationships with key clients, including the USAID/Washington Global Health Bureau. This may include but not be limited to:
    • Maintaining meetings and correspondence—formal and informal—with client technical staff
    • Facilitating opportunities for visiting field staff from Chemonics projects to provide briefings to client technical staff
    • Facilitating opportunities for clients to present at Chemonics on current initiatives, programs and/or thinking in global health
  • Maintain and/or support key institutional relationships with partners and the broader global health community, and an awareness of their successful and innovative approaches
  • Support corporate new business efforts including but not limited to:
    • Leading and supporting capture and proposal teams for health programs globally
    • Supporting GHSCO to pursue country-based health programs. This primarily includes providing input to development of proposal strategies and content, and transferring Chemonics’ institutional knowledge of competition, partners, and consultants, and external technical resources

Technical Capability Development

  • Oversee and support knowledge stewardship—capture, packaging, and dissemination—of the following information to relevant internal audiences:
    • Client initiatives, strategies, and approaches in global health
    • Successful and innovative approaches from industry and Chemonics’ projects
  • Support identification and recruitment of staff—short- and long-term—with public health expertise
  • Provide periodic technical support to Chemonics’ health projects (includes cross-sectoral projects with health components)
  • Develop and/or support technical capacity-building activities
  • Serve as a mentor in an area of expertise to Chemonics’ staff
    Thought Leadership Development

  • Oversee and support development of technical products, such as abstracts, white papers, guidelines and tools, articles and success stories on Chemonics’ approaches used in health programs

  • Participate in and contribute to industry forums, such as technical working groups, conferences/events, and blogs

Management and Leadership

  • Supervise a small team of professionals and ensure team performance is stellar and responsive to the needs of the Division through performance appraisals and relevant coaching/mentoring as needed
  • Foster and support initiatives and activities with other technical practices (e.g., Supply Chain, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion) at Chemonics to develop corporate capability in cross-sectoral approaches that include health
  • Foster a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree in public health, medicine, or a public health-related field or equivalent work experience required
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas—health systems strengthening, institutional strengthening, HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, health service delivery, reproductive health, vaccines, SBCC and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in global health, donor initiatives and programs, and a breadth of industry organizations (large and small businesses)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. This includes public presentations and contribution to publications
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage working relationships with clients, partners, and technical experts
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad for short-term assignments
  • Experience working on public health programs in developing countries (short or long-term) required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; Fluency in French or Portuguese preferred

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by January 18, 2021. 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.

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COVID-19 Recruitment Information

Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

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