Chief of party, Business Support Facility Activity, Arlington, United States 123 views

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Regular

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Frontier Health Markets Business Support Facility activity. Frontier Health Markets is a proposed suite of multiple activities with the objective of increasing private health sector contributions to advancing voluntary family planning and other health outcomes, including maternal, newborn and child health, malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS in lower- and middle-income countries. Activity 4, Business Support Facility, aims to build capacity of local market actors and innovators in the health sector with business skills development. It will support the beneficiaries of the Private Sector Capital Fund and other local businesses to scale tested models, launch new service delivery lines and products, expand to new markets, and foster innovation. In addition, this activity will collaborate with the Private Sector Capital Fund to improve strategic planning, business processes, and capabilities of private health sector players to improve access to private financing. This will be achieved through innovative strategies and approaches to addressing key market constraints and barriers that inhibit the functioning of local markets in mixed health systems.

The chief of party 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 global project and any regional components. We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated expertise building the capacity of and supporting start-ups in achieving scale and growth as well as experience building relationships with and educating investors on the role and importance of social impact investments to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Provide overall program leadership, strategy development, management, and oversight, and drive the technical direction for anticipated large, complex, multi-country business support and innovation activity in the global health sector

Serve as primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, host country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors

Provide overall leadership and supervision of senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and sub-awardees

Responsible for the overall strategy and direct implementation of project activities and liaises with regional components and project teams to ensure technical coordination

Lead the strategic engagement of the private sector and investment community in program activities, including building relationships, convening stakeholders throughout the global health ecosystem, and leveraging potential for blended finance and investment opportunities

Build the capacity of health focused start-ups through engagement with private sector stakeholders and investors to scale their growth

Oversee program work planning, budget, performance management, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic communications to ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate

Identify and mitigate potential issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and drive appropriate program adjustments



business management


child health


family planning

global health

health outcomes

health systems


monitoring and evaluation

performance management


project implementation

skills development

strategic communication


Advanced degree in health sciences or business management e.g. public health, finance, partnership management, or equivalent work experience

Minimum eight years of professional experience managing large, complex projects in developing countries, with at least five years of experience working on private sector engagement programming

Minimum five years of experience working with or in start-ups and/or venture financing institutions

Demonstrated thought leadership in scaling and building the capacity of start-ups, understanding of the start-up ecosystem, private sector engagement, deal-making and/or innovative financing; related experience in global health sector preferred

Experience leading large teams and managing centrally based and globally implemented programs that achieve results

Track record of progressive responsibility, including at least eight years providing senior-level leadership (e.g., Project Director, Chief of Party, 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, international organizations, and the private sector

Strong knowledge of the start-up, business, and investor lifecycle

Fluent English verbal and written communication skills is required

Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Ability to interact professionally in a foreign language (especially French, Spanish, or Portuguese) is preferred, but not required

Application instructions: Please apply through our career page at no later than March 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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