Chief of Party – Frontier Health Markets, Rockville, United States 147 views

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The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Chief of Party to support the anticipated five-year USAID-funded project managing a capital fund for Frontier Health Markets. This project will utilize US government resources as catalytic capital to leverage private sector investment in the health care space in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The position will be based in Abt’s Rockville, Maryland office and is contingent upon project award.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Provide overall leadership, strategic direction, and management for the program

Serve as the primary liaison with USAID-GH, subcontractors/sub-awardees, technical experts, and other USG and USAID-partners

Provide overall technical, administrative, and quality assurance, financial management leadership and oversight to the project

Supervise the project team to ensure a focus on core results, achievement of annual work plan targets, and timely/effective implementation

Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high-quality work and internal controls

Serve as a thought leader on improving access to capital and promoting growth of local healthcare businesses, including representing the program at high-level events

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with the USAID and managing international development projects as a senior manager


access to finance

climate change

development projects

disease prevention


financial management

food security

global health

health promotion

health systems

impact investing

latin america

middle east

project implementation

project management

senior manager

social entrepreneurship

Established knowledge of global health markets, access to finance, and social enterprises in low- and middle-income markets

Understanding of blended finance and use of innovative financing mechanisms

Demonstrated ability to convene, work, and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders including private sector partners, technical experts, and USG partners

Strong networks across global health, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing

Excellent interpersonal, managerial, organizational, oral and written communication skills, and proven leadership abilities within a multi-partner initiative.

Strong written and verbal communication skills;

Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships and motivate partners and subordinates across large geographies

Project management certification (PMP or PMD Pro)

Fluency in English is required; experience in a second language is preferred

Minimum Qualifications

MA/MBA with 13-15 years OR PhD with 8-10 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.



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