Regional Deputy Director - Africa Senior-level, Full-time staff position Posted on 15 January 2019

  • U.S Pharmacopeia
  • Apr 10, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Full time Management Manufacturing

Job Description

About the Role

The Regional Deputy Director, Africa is responsible for the regional oversight of a large, global health program anticipated to be funded by USAID program activities, while building strong relationships with USAID stakeholders and monitoring for potential risks. (S)he works with Chiefs of Party and regional program staff to ensure consistent, quality, and timely program delivery in line with USAID expectations, and oversees reporting to USAID. (S)he supports Chiefs of Party of countries in the region in ongoing implementation, providing support at key meetings and assistance with more complex issues. (S)he is instrumental in obtaining mission buy-in and startup of country program operations. The Regional Deputy Director, Africa is also responsible for USAID relationship management and regional stakeholder engagement, serving as the implementing organization’s regional representative to USAID missions and at external forums. (S)he is a focal point for coordination among partners working on the Program’s activities in the region. In addition, (s)he is responsible for ensuring program compliance within the region, creating and promoting channels to escalate country level risks, and continuously improving policies, procedures and practices for compliance and risk mitigation.


  • Master’s degree or other professional degree in a health related field required; physician, pharmacist, or other health profession qualification highly desirable.
  • Experience
  • Extensive [10+ years] relevant experience leading USAID-funded global health program implementation and project management
  • Previous experience working in assigned region (3-5 years)
  • Substantive [5+ years] management experience of virtual teams based in low- and middle-income countries
  • Expertise in health systems strengthening preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience leading effective, timely, and quality implementation of donor-funded (particularly USAID-funded) global health or international development projects
  • Deep understanding of and experience working with USAID compliance rules and regulations
  • Significant experience working with high level officials in USAID and country governments
  • Existing relationships with key donors and implementing partners working on health and pharmaceutical systems strengthening preferred
  • Strong people management skills, including of virtual, matrixed teams
  • Excellent client relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural settings.
  • Ability to demonstrate highest degree of ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% time.