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Director of Strategic Partnerships

The Role

At Last Mile Health, we are all stewards of our reputation and our resources. Do you have a track record of managing strategic, complex, and high-impact external partnerships? If so, you may be the next Director of Strategic Partnerships at Last Mile Health (LMH).

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Strategic Partnerships is a critical member of the Partnerships & Development team and is responsible for the cultivation, stewardship, and management of LMH’s relationships with a small portfolio of strategic partners, including the Gates Foundation, GAVI, the Global Fund, the Global Financing Facility (GFF), and our government partners.  

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about public health and international development, with a track record of fund and public policy development.

What You'll Do

  • Manage relationships with a small portfolio of strategic partners, implementing LMH’s fund development and advocacy strategy with leaders from these partners.
  • Facilitate and coordinate with internal teams to identify priority initiatives, communicate status and progress, and design and execute appropriate strategies to fund relevant efforts.
  • Remain deeply engaged with donor priorities and strategies to ensure that LMH is aware of funding and partnership activities in a timely manner and is poised to submit proposals that will resonate with donors.
  • Draft effective proposals, reports, strategy memos, letters, and other compelling fundraising collateral, ensuring quality and consistency of LMH’s message and financial submissions to strategic partners. 
  • Support grants management efforts, including regularly liaising with relevant program teams, developing reports, and communicating with donors about post-award needs.
  • Support the CDO to craft departmental goals and strategies and provide input relating to revenue generation for strategic growth.

What You'll Bring

  • You are a seasoned development professional with several years of experience working at the intersection of program design and implementation, policy and advocacy, and fund development.
  • An extensive public policy and programs background, with international development experience in the health sector.
  • Significant experience raising funds from institutional donors, including a track-record of successful proposal development and demonstrated success building long-term relationships with high-profile and/or high-net worth institutions.
  • Significant development operations experience, including goal-setting, work-planning, systems development, and management in service of fundraising campaigns

You'll Impress Us If

  • You have a Masters degree in public health, public policy, or an MBA.
  • You have successful fundraising or public policy experience with LMH’s strategic partners.

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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