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Director, Global Health Systems Leadership Development

The Role

At Last Mile Health, we are all teachers and learners. Do you have previous experience creating international programs focused on leadership development through blended learning and Communities of Practice? If so, you might be our next Director, Global Health Systems Leadership Development (GHSLD).

Reporting to the Executive Director, Community Health Academy (Academy), the Director, GHSLD will bring deep experience in leading a geographically diverse team to deliver exceptional results against ambitious goals of the Health Systems Leadership Development (HSLD) arm of the Academy.

The HSLD program (a) engages a network of global faculty – made of leading community health innovators from around the world – to create, review and vet a curriculum for policymakers, managers and supervisors, (b) is creating a global classroom to deliver this curriculum via free massive open online courses, and (c) is providing learners with complementary learning and support opportunities that facilitate the application of learning within their health systems, sharing of best practices and facilitation of institutional adoption of curricula (such as communities of practice, in-person learning opportunities, in-country technical assistance, and integration into Global South institutions). By 2021, the HSLD Program will enroll and train at least 15,000 community health leaders.

This role can be based in Boston, Massachusetts or Kampala, Uganda.

What You'll Do

  • Work closely with the Executive Director of the Academy, to cultivate, engage, and coordinate partners interested in supporting the HSLD program (e.g. donors, faculty, partners, learner sponsors and others
  • Engage with other academic and training organizations which are offering health/digital health leadership capacity building courses, workshops and other learning opportunities to promote partnership and collaboration, with the purpose of collaborating with these entities
  • Participate in global and regional working groups, task forces or other alliances to promote the Academy’s HSLD program and to stay up to date with global trends in this space
  • Contribute to building country and partner capacity in relation to the HSLD program – e.g. working closely with the Regional Hubs, Faculty Networks and Communities of Practice
  • Research, evaluate and advise on new and emerging health leadership development thinking and design theories to help position the Academy at the forefront of quality learning in this field
  • Provide oversight of grant funding and related deliverables for the HSLD program in conjunction with the Program Manager, Online Learning, Finance & Administration, and Grants Management functions
  • Work closely with the Senior Program Manager, Online Learning to develop and execute a monitoring and evaluation plan for the HSLD program
  • Provide leadership for the HSLD team and be responsible for professional development of the HSLD team members

What You'll Bring

  • A Master’s degree in public health, education or another relevant subject (e.g. leadership, management or instructional learning design)
  • At least 10 years working in international development; with a strong track record of working in-country
  • A proven track record of building and maintaining productive and long-lasting relationships with high-level external partners, such as governments, clinical entities, academic institutions
  • Previous working relationship with health leaders (e.g. government officials, managers, WHO country staff, donor country staff etc.)
  • Availability to travel internationally up to 30%
  • Proven experience in distance education pedagogy
  • Experience of leading at least one new complex program, taking it from ‘start-up’ to ‘mature’

You'll Impress Us If

  • You have experience and working knowledge of using web-based or digital platforms for delivering education content
  • You have done this work in a variety of geographical contexts

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world's most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. 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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