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Dhaka, Bangladesh
JOB #R2301598

Chief of Party - One Health Activity -Bangladesh

Chief of Party

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through stronger public health systems? Then consider ICF, we work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, technical assistance, and organizational capacity building support.

Job Description:

ICF is seeking candidates for the role of Chief of Party for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Systems Strengthening for One Health Activity in Bangladesh.  The purpose of this five-year project is to strengthen Bangladesh's Global Health Security architecture that will allow early detection of diseases in the animal, human, and environmental interfaces minimizing societal disruption, and prevent avoidable death. The activity will support three key objectives: 1) Strengthen Systems for Multi-Sectoral One Health Governance and Coordination; 2) Strengthen One Health Infectious Disease Surveillance and Laboratory Systems and 3) Reduced Threats of Antimicrobial Resistance. The position is anticipated to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh beginning on or about October 2023.  

The position will be based in Bangladesh but may involve international travel. The COP will have both administrative and technical responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities include routine liaising with the client; management of staff; overseeing of project budgets; and overall planning and management of the project. Technical responsibilities concern the ability to generally understand the range of 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. We prefer a candidate with a background in the following areas: extensive experience in Bangladesh and in the management of large USAID or other donor-funded projects.

The COP will lead ICF’s management of Systems Strengthening for One Health Activity. Responsibilities will include the overall planning and coordination of activities, including the work of subrecipients. The COP will provide agile and high-quality leadership to the project’s interventions across Bangladesh, overseeing the technical and strategic direction of a $10-24M, 5-year USAID investment.


  • Provide agile and high-quality leadership to the project’s interventions in Bangladesh, overseeing the technical and strategic direction of a 10-24M, 5-year USAID investment.
  • Manage a diverse team of technical, operational and management staff, ensuring high-performing and integrated cross-functional teams capable to deliver program results.
  • Build upon the documented successes and lessons learned of concurrent and predecessor efforts in strengthening national programs’ one health strategy ensuring that all relevant lessons learned are applied and adapted in implementation.
  • Determine annual priorities, develop work plans, prepare annual reports in conjunction with USAID and with input from key stakeholders.
  • Lead strategy for partnership and engagement with in-country organizations to build their capacities to administer health security interventions.
  • Ensure process and procedures for grants evaluation, award, and administration are put in place and followed in line with project plans and objectives. Provide oversight and guarantee effective quality assurance measures are in place for the entire lifecycle of the grants process.
  • Primary liaison with USAID, the donor community, and other key stakeholders for the program at the central level.
  • Ensure effective country-level relationships are established with relevant ministries (including agriculture, wildlife, forestry, among others), local partners, international organizations and others contributing to the health security agenda.
  • Collaborate with M&E staff to design, implement, and monitor the quality of all program activities and timely delivery of deliverables to the client. Ensure a robust plan to track program data/results across locations and technical assistance activities to inform adjustments in program implementation.
  • Manage program administration, implementation, and financial management to ensure program implementation aligns with budget allocations, internal policies, and USAID regulations.
  • Ensure that program results are proactively disseminated, and learnings are shared and incorporated to continuously improve.
  • Provide oversight and strategic guidance for all project activities ensuring key results are consistently delivered and key lessons are broadly disseminated.
  • Apply a deep understanding of the global health, health systems, one health and global health security sectors to ensure the project responds to and leverages all relevant global, regional and national efforts.
  • Mentor and support the success of senior leadership team members within ICF and its subrecipients.


  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a senior-level role leading complex projects in supporting developing countries,
  • 3 + years of leadership experience on a USAID-funded project
  • Strong project management and representation experience including leadership experience on projects utilizing sub- grants to local organizations.
  • Practical knowledge of Bengali health systems and stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience working effectively with counterparts at various levels of government, as well as with non-governmental organizations, and international organizations in managing international development assistance projects.
  • Proven leadership and management skills, including a track record of managing and coordinating high-performance teams across multiple program office locations and the provision of technical assistance, including the ability to coach, guide, and inspire the team members in their contributions to meeting program objectives.
  • Proven leadership in fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, monitoring effectiveness, opportunities, and challenges, and adapting implementation based on learning to achieve desired program outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge management experience to collect, analyze, and disseminate learnings across countries.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English.  
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Medicine, Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine or a related field.
  • 10 + years of relevant experience managing, designing and implementing similar, international, multi-million, donor-funded programs. COP/Deputy COP or Project Director experience preferred.
  • 15 + years of relevant experience working in Bangladesh or within the region, on public health programs, health system strengthening, infectious disease, one health, especially experience working with donor-funded projects.
  • 15 + years of experience interacting with other government agencies, host country governments, and international organizations.
  • 10 + years of relevant experience managing, designing and implementing similar, international, multi-million, donor-funded programs. COP/Deputy COP or Project Director experience preferred.
  • Strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program description.


  • Experience managing infectious disease and one health programs.
  • Deep knowledge of Bangladesh’s public and private health systems.
  • Experience designing, managing, and implementing complex and comprehensive global health security, infectious disease prevention, and/or national health systems projects.
  • Experience with USAID project management, agency policies, regulations, and MEL and reporting requirements.
  • Experience working with national and sub-national level government officials and health providers, and other relevant stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage success in multi-component projects with multi-functional teams and international consultants.
  • Fluency in English and Bengali is strongly preferred.  

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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