Technical Director

Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia
Full Time
USAID Liberia Health Systems Strengthening Project

This role was posted on July 3, 2023. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis and prioritize those received within the first two weeks of posting.

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The Role

At Last Mile Health, we make bold commitments that inspire innovation. Do experience demonstrated experience as a Technical or Project Director for large, complex donor-funded international development programs? If so, you may be our next Technical Director for the USAID-funded Local Health Systems Solutions (LHESS) project. 

Last Mile Health is seeking a Technical Director for an expected 5-year, estimated $25 million, health systems strengthening (HSS) project in Liberia. The The LHESS activity will seek to achieve the following three key objectives: 1) Strengthened Decentralization Structures at national and subnational level to drive health system performance; 2) Strengthened systems for delivery of quality health services; and 3) Increased financial protection through reduced out-of-pocket spending on health care. 

The Technical Director will have both technical and administrative responsibilities. Technical responsibilities include the ability to generally understand the range of the project’s technical activities, the performance of senior and mid-level staff overseeing those activities, and the ability to assess technical performance of the project and staff. Administrative responsibilities include routine liaising with USAID, MoH, partners, management of staff, overseeing of project budgets, and overall planning and management of the project. 

This position is project funded, located in Monrovia, Liberia and is open to both Liberian Nationals and International Candidates. This position will be hired on a fixed term contract and is contingent upon a successful award.


What You'll Do

  • Provide strategic direction, management and leadership for the project, working with the client and a range of stakeholders, such as the ministry of health, in-country implementing partners, and global experts. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the client on activity planning and implementation, negotiating budgets, and ensuring award compliance 
  • Facilitate the development of efficient systems for program performance; refine and document processes to ensure disciplined, measurable results against program targets. 
  • Manage project partnership relationships and technical and administrative staff. 
  • Mentor a talented team of professionals to ensure a common technical vision for the project that aligns with USAID strategic priorities. 
  • Represent the project at outside meetings, conferences, and other events

What You'll Bring

  • MPH, Masters,   degree in health systems,  Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition,international development, or related degree.
  • Advanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities present within Liberia’s health system, including national health system strengthening priorities, health financing strategies, and knowledge of malaria, RMNCH and health governance in the country. 
  • 10+ years of experience working on international projects related to global health. 
  • 5+ years of experience as Technical or Project Director or Deputy COP for large, complex donor-funded international development programs, preferably with USAID 
  • 10+ years of demonstrated ability to foster partnerships with multiple internal and external partners, subject matter experts, and vendors to help plan work, develop capacity, and ensure timely and effective project delivery. 
  • 10+ years of demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country governments and international organizations (including senior government officials), and U.S. Government agencies
  • Demonstrated capability of managing similar projects in Liberia.  
  • Strong commitment to advancing locally-led and locally-owned programs and solutions.  
  • Experience with USAID project management, agency policies, and regulations 
  • Advanced communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. 
  • Proven success as a people leader, including experience managing large projects with many staff members. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff within decentralized branch/field offices. 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and management skills. 
  • Must be fluent in English            

You’ll Impress Us If

  • Ability to manage multiple projects across different teams, cultural contexts, time zones, work habits, etc.
  • Effective process manager (develops processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources)
  • Organizational agility; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and informal networks
  • Ability to work as a team with program staff at all levels without holding any direct line management authority
  • Ability to work independently and proactively developing solutions with limited guidance and direction
  • Mission-driven with a commitment to health, social justice and gender equity 
  • Strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills; ability to interface with diverse stakeholder in a range of multidisciplinary setting


Compensation for this position:

  • Salary, and Benefits for this role will be within and in accordance with USAID salary bands, allowables and parameters. Specifics of this will be transparently communicated to candidates who are shortlisted for this role and in line with our compensation policies. 

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.




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