Community Health Director

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World Relief


World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.

In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.


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. This is a full-time position based in Burundi, with frequent travel within the country and occasional travel outside of Burundi. The position is contingent upon award of the USAID five-year award and funding availability.

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, Skills, & Abilities

  • 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

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package to international employees:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Paid Holidays + 4 additional Personal days per year!
  • Paid Sick and Vacation Time
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (subject to country requirements)
  • Paid Home and Hardship Leaves

World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:

  • Group Term Life (employee)
  • Long Term Disability (US Expats only)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Mental Health/Resiliency Assistance
  • Emergency evacuation insurance

World Relief – Retirement:

  • 401K & Roth (US Expats Only) – WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
  • 4% retirement plan match for all other employees, unless dictated by country law.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.


  • General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
  • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.

In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief’s employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

How to apply

Please submit your resume over to this link: World Relief – Community Health Director (

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