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Deputy Program Director/ Deputy Chief of Party

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Publicado hace 27 días

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28 de junio de 2024


The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we obsess about exceptional work. Do you have demonstrated experience in providing strategic direction and leadership for a project, working with the client and a range of stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Health, in-country implementing partners, and global experts? If so, you may be our next Deputy Program Director/ Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Community Health Activity (CHA).

Last Mile Health is seeking a Deputy Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party (Technical) for an expected 5-year, estimated $10-$24.99 million Community Health Activity (CHA) project in Liberia. The purpose of this USAID-funded Community Health Activity (CHA) will be to result in, achieve and/or deliver: 

  1. Increase access to quality health, nutrition, and surveillance services.  (↑ Access)
  2. CHAs can confidently provide quality services including diagnostic services through robust supervision and training. (↑ QoC)
  3. New approaches to messaging around nutrition, family planning, immunization and other MCH services using the required tools and supplies. (↑ SBCC messaging, tools and supplies for FP, vaccines and MCH)
  4. Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) capacity increased for early detection and reporting of priority diseases. (↑ One health capacity and ↑ disease notification)
  5. Provide Support to the Government of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistants
  6.  Program through capacity building of key program units and County Health Teams and personnel. (↑ systems/HRH building for NCHAP and CHTs)
  7. Provision of stipends to Community Health Assistants (CHAs), Community Health Promoters (CHPs), Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs). (↑ Payment platforms/systems for community health)

The Deputy Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party (CoP) will have both technical and administrative responsibilities, supporting the Program Director/COP in technical, financial and administrative functions. Technical responsibilities include the ability to generally understand the range of the project’s technical activities, the performance of senior and mid-level staff overseeing those activities, and the ability to assess the technical performance of the project and staff. Administrative responsibilities include routine liaising with the client, management of staff, overseeing project budgets, and overall planning and management of the project. 

This position is project-funded, located in Monrovia, Liberia, and is open to Liberian nationals. This position will be hired on a fixed-term contract and is contingent upon a successful award.

What You'll Do

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the project, working with the client and a range of stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Health, in-country implementing partners, and global experts. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the client on activity planning and implementation, negotiating budgets, and ensuring award compliance 
  • Facilitate the development of efficient systems for program performance; refine and document processes to ensure disciplined, measurable results against program targets. 
  • Manage project partnership relationships and technical and administrative staff. 
  • Mentor a talented team of professionals to ensure a common technical vision for the project that aligns with USAID's strategic priorities. 
  • Represent the project at outside meetings, conferences, and other events.

What You'll Bring

  • Advanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities present within Liberia’s health system, including national health system strengthening priorities, health financing strategies, and knowledge of malaria, MNCH and health governance in the country. 
  • Demonstrated years of experience working on international projects related to global health. 
  • Proven years of experience as Technical or Project Director for large, complex donor-funded international development programs, preferably with USAID 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster partnerships with multiple internal and external partners, subject matter experts, and vendors to help plan work, develop capacity, and ensure timely and effective project delivery. 
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country governments and international organizations (including senior government officials), and U.S. Government agencies
  • Demonstrated capability of managing similar projects in Liberia.  
  • Strong commitment to advancing locally-led and locally-owned programs and solutions.  
  • Experience with USAID project management, agency policies, and regulations 
  • Advanced communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. 
  • Proven success as a people leader, including experience managing large projects with many staff members. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff within decentralized branch/field offices. 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and management skills. 
  • Must be fluent in English        

You’ll Impress Us If

  • You have a strong commitment to advancing locally-led and locally-owned programs and solutions.  
  • You can manage multiple projects across different teams, cultural contexts, time zones, work habits, etc.
  • You are an effective process manager (develops processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources)
  • You have the ability to work as a team with program staff at all levels without holding any direct line management authority
  • You can work independently and proactively develop solutions with limited guidance and direction
  • You are mission-driven with a commitment to health, social justice and gender equity 
  • You have strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills; the ability to interface with diverse stakeholders in a range of multidisciplinary settings

Compensation information

At Last Mile Health, we strive to reward our employees equitably and transparently. This means that we pay our employees based on a clear and consistent methodology and without regard to identity or personal relationships. We have made this model fully transparent so that everyone has access to all information related to compensation. We hope this helps you better understand Last Mile Health’s values and commitments to our employees. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.

Before applying to this role, please take a moment to learn more about our approach to compensation and how compensation works in each of the countries where we operate. Please find the link to our compensation model and benefits overview below:


Compensation for this position:

The Band for this position: SLB-5

The salary range for this role is $90,966 to $118,531 USD dependent upon experience doing an equivalent role. Please note that the compensation is subject to statutory taxes.

Benefits for this role will be within and in accordance with USAID salary bands, allowables and parameters. Specifics of this will be transparently communicated to candidates who are shortlisted for this role and in line with our compensation policies. 

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we obsess about exceptional work. Do you have demonstrated experience in providing strategic direction and leadership for a project, working with the client and a range of stakeholders, such as the Ministry…


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