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Monrovia, Liberia
JOB #R2301827

Project Director - Local Health Systems Solutions (LHESS)

Project Director  

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through accessible public health services? 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 strengthening support. 

ICF is growing and we’re currently hiring a Project Director for an anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Liberia Local Health Systems Solutions (LHESS) project. The purpose of the LHESS Activity is to support the Liberian Ministry of Health (MoH) in strengthening critical components of the health system to improve access and affordability to services, to increase and improve patient outcomes at all levels. The project will be based in Monrovia, Liberia and provide support in all 15 counties of Liberia. The position will be Monrovia-based and will require frequent in country travel and may involve periodic international travel. 

Job Description: 

The Project 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 the client, management of staff, overseeing of project budgets, and overall planning and management of the project. 


  • Provide strategic direction 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. 


  • Advanced degree in maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition, public health, health systems, 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, MNCH and health governance in the country. 

  • 10+ years of experience working on international projects related to global health. 

  • 5+ years of experience as Chief of Party or Director for large, complex donor-funded international development programs, preferably with USAID 

  • 10+ years of demonstrated ability to work with foster partnership 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 

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 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 

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

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion

Monrovia, Liberia-IDDS (LR01)

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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