Mectizan Donation Program Hiring Deputy Director


Principal Deputy Director, MDP

981485:Task Force for Global Health


Job Description

The Principal Deputy Director for the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) serves as the second in command to the Director, MDP for all management and science-related decisions that govern MDP’s work. 


  • Medical degree or PhD with background in neglected tropical diseases, public health or related field.
  • Ten years of experience in implementation of public health programs in resource poor settings
  • Experience in international health preferably with neglected tropical disease control in resource poor settings
  • Master's degree in public health or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully oversee and manage grants and  large budgets preferably with an NGDO or in a related environment,
  • Ability to work independently on diverse tasks displaying strong strategic and analytical capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to interface with senior level officials and partners,
  • Previous experience in strategic planning and implementation of health programs
  • Proven management and organizational skills, including experience in building and successfully managing a team.
  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, organizationally, and analytically and develop pragmatic solution to complex problems
  • Experience working with governments of low to mid-income countries.
  • Experience working with NGOs and UN agencies such as WHO
  • Global grant management experience
  • Proficiency in English and French 

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