Community Health Director

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Community Health Director 2

Position description

Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten? Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief is a recruiting a Community Health Director for an anticipated USAID bilateral community health activity in Burundi. The purpose of the Integrated Community Health Activity is to improve community engagement to strengthen the quality of malaria, Maternal and Child Health (MCH), and Family Planning (FP) services to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity. The goal is to reduce preventable maternal and child morbidity and mortality through community level strategy, and the key objectives are to 1) increase community engagement through Informative, Preparatory, and decision-making participation processes 2) ensure the continuum of services from health facilities to communities and 3) to provide community health workers the training, coaching, and supportive supervision needed to reach qualifications pre-service and in-service. The Community Health Director will be responsible for the technical and operational oversight to all aspects of the Activity. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party with a local NGO, with day-to-day supervision by the World Relief Country Director, and will support the COP in providing technical direction to Activity implementation and ensure that the Activity outcomes are met. S/he will coordinate the technical team in charge of malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, monitoring and evaluation, lead technical advisors/officers, and establish effective innovative systems for ensuring high quality service provision to the communities supported in collaboration with other technical leads and other stakeholders.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance for the ICHA activity in Burundi;
  • Oversee program implementation and ensure timely delivery of project deliverables;
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, including the government of Burundi, USAID, and other partners;
  • Ensure compliance with all USAID and MOH regulations and requirements through the design, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and implementation of the ICHA activity;
  • Ensure effective use of resources within agreed upon budgets and timeframes;
  • Supervise program staff and ensure high-quality performance;
  • Identify and manage risks to program implementation and develop appropriate mitigation strategies;
  • Foster a culture of teamwork, learning, and continuous improvement within the program team.


  • Knowledge of community health systems, community mobilization and engagement, gender and social norms, and behavior change;
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to achieve results;
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment across time zones, and at times outside of normal business hours;
  • Valid driver’s license, and access to a vehicle preferred;
  • Flexibility and openness to redirection and finding solutions;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and include diverse groups of stakeholders in program design, implementation, and evaluation.


  • Mature and personal Christian faith;
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief;
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities;
  • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
  • Master’s degree in social sciences or medicine;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing community health activities including malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, or integrated health interventions targeting maternal and child health;
  • Experience managing PMI-funded programs is preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of social behavior change and community health worker interventions, including training, supervision, and supplies for community health workers;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage program budgets and resources effectively;
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Computer literacy especially familiarity with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Fluency in English and French is required;
  • Up to 50% domestic travel only required.

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