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Director, Health Research and Development,

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The incumbent will also provide senior level direction and oversight in strategic planning and in the development of short-term and long-term goals and metrics based on site capacities and capabilities. The goal is to improve site sustainability, efficiency, and readiness for ongoing and new challenges and opportunities. The incumbent will also work closely with HJFMRI Home Office teams in Bethesda, Maryland and in the region to assess existing programmatic and operational activities from a technical standpoint and to develop and implement strategies to provide improved support for HJFMRI international programs

Interested candidates are requested to email their application letter and Curriculum vitae with position title on the subject line including names and contacts of three references to [email protected] by November 15, 2019. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


1. Oversight of the international scientific operations and provides overarching technical support strategies essential to the successful establishment and sustainment of regional and local sites for HJF and/or HJFMRI international programs.
2. Assess and review various funding opportunities for interest and suitability for implementation of announced research and public health projects at HJFMRI sites and advise management and field sites. This will also include ability to think strategically, establish goals and priorities, and enhance the organization’s flexibility on handling a variety of tasks and shifting of priorities simultaneously.
3. Lead, assign and/or coordinate, the various multidisciplinary technical teams in responding in a timely and comprehensive manner to opportunities to expand impact and revenue.
4. Work with local and international staff to identify problems and prioritize solutions to ongoing operations from a technical or scientific point of view.
5. Help trouble shoot and address any barriers to responding to the funding opportunities. This will include flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and shift priorities simultaneously, and ability to quickly and effectively resolve complex issues.
6. Maintain communication with other departments and partners on potential opportunities for collaboration.
7. Develop research and public health proposals, dealing with various sponsor and donors.
8. Serve as a Principle Investigator on a successful proposal.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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