Corus International
  • Program Delivery
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Regular Full -Time
  • NorthAmerica

About Corus:

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

At Corus we believe that good only grows stronger and we reflect that belief in our workplace culture. We value every employee's specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our subsidiaries often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.

Corus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.

Further details about the organization can be found at:

Position Summary:

Corus is seeking highly motivated individuals for a Maternal Neonatal Health (MNH) Deputy Technical Director position on the USAID funded MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project. MIHR works to improve access to and availability of high-quality, respectful, and person-centered maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health (MNCH MNCH/FP/RH) services in fragile and conflict-affected settings. This project enhances coordination between development and humanitarian organizations and strengthens the resilience of individuals, families, and communities. Working under the supervision of the Senior Technical Director FP/RH/MNH, the MNH Deputy-Technical Director (DTD) will provide technical leadership and oversight for the global MIHR project and lend technical expertise in MNH with an emphasis on issues for fragile health systems and access.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. As part of the Leadership Team (LT), the DTD/MNH Lead will participate in weekly meetings with the other members of the LT, participate in meeting with USAID/Washington's AOR as requested, and will maintain high-level oversight, and address challenges and bottlenecks.
  2. Lead all technical assistance and capacity development activities to provide increased access to and use of evidence-based MNH interventions.
  3. Design and develop activities and approaches that will lead to outcomes that are both scalable and sustainable long-term.
  4. Increase the effectiveness of country institutions and systems to sustainably plan and manage MNH services, including anticipating and responding to crises, as well as long-term demographic and epidemiologic transitions.
  5. Build collaborative relationships with donors, host-country governments, and local and international health and development implementers.
  6. Build the capacity of country governing bodies to align MNH policies and guidelines with international standards and evidence-based, innovative, and promising practices.
  7. Strengthen engagement with civil society, local institutions, community- and faith-based organizations to narrow MNH equity gaps, improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable.
  8. Provide strategic direction, guidance, planning, and management oversight for the MNH activities;
  9. Serve as the technical/knowledge hub for MNH and oversee the project role in providing leadership at the global, regional, and country levels.
  10. Collaborate with other technical specialties to achieve coverage and equity results by promoting evidence-based programs to scale.
  11. Identify training needs for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of program, and promotion/expansion of coverage of services.
  12. Contribute to strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and provide overall MNH technical guidance in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives.ise the Senior MNH Advisor position.
  13. Ensure that evidence-based MNH approaches inform and are integrated into core and field programs; and
  14. Ensure compliance with USG regulations and procedures


  • A clinical or public health graduate degree


  • 10 years' experience in public health, at least five years' in a technical leadership role specializing in maternal and neonatal health. Experience supporting public health projects in fragile settings is a plus.
  • Proven senior expertise in developing and maintaining productive working relationships with host country counterparts and NGO/FBO/CBO actors
  • Knowledge and proven experience in technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global, regional, national, local, public and private partners.
  • Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching skills.
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills. Fluency in additional languages (especially French) is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well in a team and fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, including MS Word and MS Excel
  • Willingness to travel extensively, including travelling to unstable and non-permissive environments.
  • Willingness to support Corus's mission

Other Duties:

The Deputy Technical Director and MNH Team Lead will have an appropriate balance of relevant technical, leadership, advocacy, and academic experience. He/She will work collaboratively with USAID technical teams and relevant global, regional, and country actors to advance and inform policy dialogue and facilitate increased access to FP services and to ensure the uptake of state of the art technical approaches within country programs

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Zero Tolerance to Abuse:

As a member of the Corus Family, each employee is expected to:

  • Help to develop and maintain an environment that welcome and develop a diverse workforce.
  • Foster a work environment where everyone feels valued and included.
  • Support employees' evaluation and promotion processes based on skills and performance.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all members of Corus family, stakeholders in general, and particularly for the communities we serve.
  • Follow Corus Code of Conduct helping to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment, sexual abuse and exploitation, and trafficking in persons.
  • Adhere to the Organizational Core Values

Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.

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