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  • Posted on: 2 September, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    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.

    Country Director


    Chemonics seeks a country director for USAID's anticipated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) program in Nigeria. Recognizing the window of opportunity to improve primary health care in Nigeria, this program will contribute to state-level reduction of under-five and maternal mortality rates and increase the capacity of public and private health systems to sustainably support access to primary health care. The country director will support state governments while strengthening their capacity to develop and implement a robust plan for the health sector on an annual basis. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Provide program leadership, management, and technical direction while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and Chemonics policies and procedures
    • Liaise with USAID/Nigeria, state governments, and other local partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of program objectives and achievements
    • Facilitate processes that bring multiple stakeholders together to engage in complex policy issues and stimulate collective action on areas of concern
    • Identify issues and risks for program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
    • Manage and supervise the work of program personnel, subcontractors, and grantees, focusing on core results, work plans and targets, and timely implementation
    • Ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate
    • Act as the official point-of-contact for the program


    • At least a master's degree in public health or a related professional advanced degree
    • At least 10 years of experience in public health in developing and/or transitional countries
    • At least eight years of experience as a country/project director on a public health and/or international development project
    • Experience leading and managing a program of similar magnitude and complexity
    • Ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with U.S. and foreign governments, development partners, and civil society
    • Experience developing effective partnerships with private sector entities
    • Ability to travel extensively within Nigeria to activity locations as required
    • Work experience in West Africa preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Fluency in English required

    Method of Application

    Send electronic submissions to by September 11, 2015. Please include "Country Director" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

    In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "Country Director - Nigeria RMNCH​" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

    ​​​​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.​​

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