Deputy project director

Chemonics, Philippines

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th November, 2017

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a deputy project director for the Human Resources for Health 2030 (HRH2030) project in the Philippines. HRH2030 supports USAID/Washington and field missions in strengthening human resources for health (HRH) across 42 priority countries by increasing the accessibility, availability, acceptability, and quality of the health workforce to improve health outcomes and advance universal health coverage. HRH2030 focuses on increasing performance and productivity of the health workforce; increasing the number, skill mix, and competency of the health workforce; strengthening leadership for HRH, health systems, and governance capacity; and increasing sustainability of investment in the health workforce. With Chemonics as the prime implementing partner, HRH2030 consortium partners include Palladium, URC, ThinkWell, AIHA, Amref Health Africa, and Open Development.

In support of the Philippines Department of Health’s goal of an “adequate number of health human resources at all levels with competence to deliver universal health care through the continuum of preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions,” the HRH2030/Philippines project will increase the capacity of the department to strengthen the deployment, training, and management of a fit for purpose and fit for practice health workforce to improve access to and the quality of services in family planning, maternal and child health, and tuberculosis for vulnerable populations. 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 and technical team in day-to-day project implementation, management, client engagement, and coordination between partners, government counterparts, and other implementing partners
  • Supervise day-to-day operational field presence, including office space, equipment, vehicles, and facilities; administration and logistics; personnel; procurement; budgeting and financial accounting; and property management
  • Lead project communications, including reporting, success stories, and social media; liaise with the HRH2030 core team to develop project communications as required
  • Supervise daily financial operations, including cash flow management, estimates for pipelines and forecasts, timesheet recording, and reporting to USAID on financial aspects of the program
  • Manage local sub-agreements for compliance and performance; including coordinating with technical staff to finalize scope of work, serving as procurement officer during the application and proposal process, negotiating final budget, drafting the sub-agreement, and managing performance of sub-awardee against deliverables
  • Lead implementation of HRH2030 Philippines’ monitoring, evaluation, and research plan
  • Oversee research technical activities, including coordinating between international and local research partners, providing guidance to technical staff, and reviewing deliverables for quality control
  • Work closely with the project director to ensure cost-share contributions are met, including accurate recording and documenting contributions
  • Manage recruitment for project staff, including working with staff to develop long- and short-term scopes of work, linking scopes of work with appropriate mechanisms, and ensuring proper vetting and screening before hiring; oversee training
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and Chemonics policies and systems
  • Liaise with home-office project management unit and HRH2030 core team, including coordinating deliverable review process; providing requested financial, monitoring and evaluation, or planning information; and coordinating international short-term technical assistance
  • Directly supervise operations and finance staff assigned


  • Advanced degree in health-related field preferred
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in managing international development projects, including operations; implementing work plans; controlling and tracking finances; and managing a team
  • Experience working on health projects preferred
  • Demonstrated management experience on a USAID-funded project required, preferably as a deputy project director or operations director
  • Experience with USAID policies, procedures, and systems required
  • Knowledge and experience working with cooperative agreements preferred; experience tracking and documenting cost share preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in the Philippines or Southeast Asia preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required


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