Are you a seasoned senior leader in international public health
interested in a rewarding career with our International Division?
Then this is the right opportunity for you to join our team. Read
Medical Care Development, Inc., (MCD) was founded in 1966 as an
US‐based not‐for‐profit established to assist the State of Maine to
bring higher quality health care to its underserved rural
population. It now operates throughout the United States. In 1977
MCD became a global public health non-profit with the founding and
addition of an international division, Medical Care Development
International (MCDI). MCDI was founded with the belief that MCD’s
successful approach to health systems development in the rural
United States could be adapted to meet the needs of developing
nations. MCDI uses practical, evidence‐based and high‐impact
approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries and
to improve the health of vulnerable populations overseas through
integrated, sustainable and locally‐driven interventions. Since its
inception, MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40
developing countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national
governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and
local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the
following areas: infectious disease control and elimination,
including notably malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, among others;
maternal, neonatal and child health; and water, sanitation and
We are looking to bring on board a full-time Senior
Technical Lead (Deputy Director). This is a
senior technical and leadership position in the organization’s
International Division (MCDI) that reports directly to the Division
Director. The STL serves as the Deputy Director responsible for
overseeing MCDI’s Technical Unit, which provides technical
assistance to MCDI’s business development and programs teams. A
primary role of the STL is to serve as the in-house technical lead
on all MCDI business development proposals working in close
consultation with MCDI’s Senior Business Development Manager and
the International Division Director. The STL also oversees and
coordinates the Technical Unit and ensures that it provides
state-of-the-art technical guidance to MCDI programs and technical
support in ensuring effective monitoring, evaluation, learning,
collaboration and adaptive planning, management and operational
decision-making. As the Deputy International Division Director, the
STL provides additional support to the Division Director as
required and contributes to the MCD’s organizational development
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing
Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills:
- Master’s Degree in international health, public health, or
- At least 10 years of related work experience serving as a
technical lead contributor and writer for business development in
- Strong knowledge of USAID, World Bank, Global Fund and major
health donors funding mechanisms, frameworks, programs.
- At least 10 years of related work experience in senior position
providing technical assistance to and/or managing health programs
overseas in one or more MCDI priority program areas: Malaria,
HIV/AIDS, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Sanitation and
Hygiene, Health System Strengthening, and/or communicable
- Competency in epidemiology of tropical diseases, environmental
health, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement, monitoring and
evaluation, policy analysis and development, management and
- Demonstrated experience leading, coaching and mentoring
- Strong knowledge of major partners and peer organization in the
health sector, including academic institutions.
- Strong representation capacity including networking skills and
presenting to large groups.
- Strong analytic, writing and knowledge management skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, team player, ability of working in
a challenging and difficult environment and makes her/himself
available as needed.
- Level 5 R/S proficiency in English.
- Proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package
with particular experience using Words, Excel, PowerPoint and
- PhD or doctorate degree in international health, public health
or related field.
- A published record in peer-reviewed journals or conference
presentations, white papers, and or project reports in one or
more of the program areas in which MCDI competes and/or in one or
more global health competency areas.
- At least Level 4 R/S proficiency in other relevant language
(French or Spanish).
Position Type: Senior level
Location: Silver Spring,
Maryland or remote (with up to 20% anticipated
international travel based on program needs)
An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) via
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will be open until filled.