Deputy Chief of Party, Frontier Health Markets, Global Health Division, Arlington, United States 337 views

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Regular

Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Frontier Health Markets award. 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. This will be achieved through strategies and approaches to addressing key market constraints and barriers that inhibit the functioning of local markets in mixed health systems. Key results anticipated from this suite of activities include an improved market environment for greater private sector participation in the delivery of health products and services and improved equitable access to and uptake of quality consumer-drive health products and services.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the anticipated USAID Frontier Health Markets project and technical quality of implementation. The DCOP will provide leadership and technical direction in support of the Chief of Party to increase private sector engagement and integration through improved market environments and more equitable access to health products and services. This position is contingent upon successful award. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Support the project director to provide management oversight and technical direction for private sector engagement activities

Responsible for supporting quality implementation of day-to-day project activities, including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting

Represent the project director, as necessary, to USAID, implementing partners, host country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors

Supervise senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and sub-awardees

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

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

Perform other duties and responsibilities as required



business management


child health


family planning

global health

health outcomes

health systems




project implementation


Advanced degree in health sciences or business management e.g. public health, nursing, finance

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

Demonstrated international thought leadership in market approaches, private sector engagement, innovative financing and/or family planning

Experience leading large teams and managing programs that achieve results

Track record of progressive responsibility, including at least five 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

Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Fluent English oral and written communication skills is required

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

Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center at the job opportunities site at by January 31, 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.

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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