Technical Deputy Director Job at Chemonics International

Technical Deputy Director Job at Chemonics International… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Chemonics International.


At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service-service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact.


  • Enable market scoping in FHM Engage activities through participatory approaches and platform(s) to (i) define a priority problem to be addressed in family planning and maternal and child health, ii) identify the core markets most directly implicated in the problem, (iii) diagnose root causes of underperformance and design interventions, and (iv) define interventions that will strengthen the supporting functions in the market system
  • Ensure project activities are consistent with established evidence-informed good practice, including stewardship in market development approaches; high-impact stewardship practices; and effective approaches and tools to implement these practices
  • Support technical work in topic areas including analysis and publication of technical reports, case studies, agreed-on deliverables, and technical tools on topics related to health market development and private sector engagement
  • Support the development of work plan and implementation of assigned core activities, primarily in East Africa, including strategy development, implementation planning, and technical direction of activities
  • Support identification and recruitment of individuals with technical expertise who may be available for short- and long-term assignments
  • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and national policies and laws

Facilitate partnership development

  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to regional and local implementation partners who will lead the implementation of FHM activities
  • Work closely with Network Funds Director to select local or regional organizations to carry out activity implementation. Ensure work completed by partners is aligned with the FHM approach and of high quality. Monitor shifts in implementation timelines and alert the corresponding project management unit when needed
  • Enable the scale up of market-based approaches that are co-created with key public-private stakeholders and supported with state-of-the-art technical, business, and market segmentation analysis, and other relevant services to ensure sustainable and equitable access to family planning and/or other health products, services, and information
  • Strengthen partner network capacities to execute on the FHM “diagnose, design, deliver, and adapt” process and their capabilities to use participatory methods
  • Manage the relationship with partner organizations on compliant delivery of inputs and the achievement of agreed upon outputs and outcomes
  • Undertake technical and capacity assessments of identified partners
    Maintain regular communications, including field visits, when possible, with country partners

Promote learning agenda

  • Share local, contextualized data, global lessons, and emerging innovations with the FHM Technical team to promote shared learning
  • Serves as needed as liaison to USAID missions, host country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors.
  • Advise USAID and other stakeholders, as appropriate, on market development technical trends and programming priorities
  • Provide thought leadership to advance health market development approaches, including generating evidence, learning, and innovation to improve the understanding of local health markets and strategies to address market failures
  • Work with the monitoring, evaluation, and learning team to focus on documenting what is being accomplished, how these accomplishments connect to changes in country health markets, and how the market systems change over time
  • Work with implementing partners, refine and answer questions in line with FHM’s adaptive management learning approach
  • Bring evidence to action by promoting use of this learning to build country-level understanding of challenges and generation and prioritization of local solutions
  • Document processes and achievements across the project including oversight of activities to ensure learning is captured and disseminated
  • Work with the communications team to synthesize key learnings for FHM Engage regular reporting and for internal and external dissemination, including technical working groups, conferences, learning events and blogs


  • Bachelor”s degree required; Master’s degree in Public Health or a health-related field preferred
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in health market development, ideally in targeted technical assistance in market facilitation approaches preferably in the East Africa region
  • Demonstrated technical leadership in market development approaches, private sector engagement, mixed health systems, family planning and/or maternal health outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID support programs
  • Ability to build strong relationships with host country governments, donor agencies, international organizations, and the private sector
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the project, when needed
  • Ability to work within a highly matrixed and remote work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, partners, technical experts, and relevant project stakeholders
  • Possess a high level of adaptability and ability to adjust to the constantly changing programmatic and working environment


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Application Deadline: 30th November 2022.

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