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Project Director for Expanding Health Partnerships (EHP) under USAID's New Partners Initiative 

at IMA WorldHealth

Location: Washington, D.C.

IMA World Health (IMA) is recruiting for a Project Director for an upcoming global project Expanding Health Partnerships (EHP) under USAID's existing New Partners Initiative, based in Washington, D.C.  The project will aim to foster local partnerships to strengthen health services for improved accessibility, affordability, replicability, and/or accountability in support of improved health outcomes.


The Project Director will provide technical leadership, strategic planning and operational oversight for overall implementation of the EHP project and will serve as the Program's primary liaison with USAID, project partners and relevant project stakeholders. The Project Director will have primary responsibility for achieving and executing the project's vision and strategy, managing critical relationships with key partners to maximize synergy and collaboration, and ensuring that all contractual requirements are met on time and within budget. This position is contingent upon award and will report to IMA's VP of Programs.


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee technical direction of the project and project activities, providing leadership to the project team to ensure high quality programming to achieve project results.

  • Serve as the project's primary liaison with USAID, partners, governments, and other key project stakeholders.

  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of activities.

  • Oversee project planning (i.e., development of work plans and operating budget) and reporting (i.e., review and approve periodic budgets and reports).

  • Provides strategic management and oversight of the project's subaward portfolio.

  • Ensure that all project reporting requirements are met to the highest standards.

  • Oversee project staff in helping partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Ensure that program meets programmatic and financial targets and makes accurate projections.

  • Ensure close coordination with other NPI Rounds, USAID Projects, and relevant in-country initiatives.

  • Represent the program at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support USAID and IMA's thought leadership in capacity development and priority health technical areas.

  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates as requested.


Basic Requirements

  • Master's degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant field, such as public health or international development.

  • Minimum of 10 years of senior-level experience in managing a complex activity in multiple countries, including prior Project Director, Team Leader, or Technical Director experience with proven project management, leadership, change/transformation management, and technical skills. (20 years and a Bachelor's degree)

  • At least 5 years of experience managing highly complex large value USAID programs.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ethical management practices.

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.

  • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).

  • Ability to travel internationally periodically (25% - 30%).

  • Eligibility to work in the US required.


Position is contingent upon award to IMA World Health. To Apply: qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to with the subject line "IMA Project Director-EHP”

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