Health System Recovery Lead

Health System Recovery Lead

IMC - International Medical Corps



The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding an opportunity called Ukraine Furthering Health Reform and Recovery (FHR) Activity, which aims to establish a transparent, accountable and effective health system that optimizes the use of scarce resources and is capable of providing equitable access to quality services and expanding universal health coverage (UHC) to meet the new and emerging health needs of Ukrainians during and following the war to expedite economic recovery of the country.

International Medical Corps seeks an experienced and strong candidate with proven experience in health systems strengthening and nexus initiatives in conflict and post-conflict settings to serve in the role of Health System Recovery Lead or an upcoming Request for Proposals in Ukraine. The selected candidate will lead interventions under Objective 4 focused on the restoration of health services and reconnecting people to care.


The Health System Recovery Lead will serve as International Medical Corps (IMC) senior representative in the consortium and oversee Objective 4 interventions. This position will be primarily responsible for leading the technical direction and oversight for the project’s technical activities, ensuring an integrated vision among different objectives. This position will apply their expertise and experience to realize the projects' vision and strategy by providing leadership for the overall management, operations, and implementation of the project. The Health System Recovery Lead will serve as the primary liaison with key stakeholders and leading the relationship with the prime organization and other consortium members on behalf of IMC. The role will lead a senior team of technical and operational experts to ensure the project’s implementation is sufficiently supported and able to achieve project deliverables. The Health System Recovery Lead will also have technical leadership and oversight of the project to ensure quality control and efficiency of project activities in line with globally recognized standards and latest evidence. This position will also coordinate closely with senior leadership in the Ukraine country mission and the organization’s global operational, technical and program teams. They must have an appropriate balance of technical team leadership and interpersonal skills and experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement.


Technical Leadership and Project Management

  • Develop, lead, and execute overall objective 4 strategy, work plan and budget to achieve project results;
  • Provide technical direction that ensures the objective’s implementation and management plans are consistently technically sound and aligned to the aims of project objectives, needs identified, and expected results;
  • Provide technical leadership on objective 4 data collection and analysis activities and pilots and implementing these activities aligned with the objective’s overall vision;
  • Lead overall strategy, management, and operations for the objective, making key decisions, mitigating risks, and ensuring the integrity of the project’s timely implementation;
  • Lead collaboration and coordination across IMC’s team and in collaboration with other consortium members to ensure and results-oriented directions, targets, deliverables, internal control standards, and measurement plans are technically sound, adhered to, and aligned with project requirements;
  • Lead regular reviews of deliverables, project practices, tools and achievements against programmatic targets and quality standards; integrate learning and adaptation for continuous performance improvement informed by an effective use of data;
  • Lead the effective implementation of and adherence to all International Medical Corps’ policies, prime organization, and donor’s requirements for IMC related activities;
  • Coordinate with the cross-cutting teams and support staff to prepare and collect information for deliverables and reporting.

Senior Coordination and Representation

  • Works with the Consortium’s senior leadership team, and the other objective leads to coordinate across technical activities to provide USAID and country stakeholders robust and innovative solutions and processes for emergency preparedness and outbreak response support;
  • Supports the programme senior leadership in liaising with USAID, the national governments, activity partners, and other donor(s)/donor programs on complementary activities;
  • Represent the project within International Medical Corps' global portfolio; facilitate and ensure internal cross-departmental support consistently meets the needs of the project and its team; cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with relevant International Medical Corps’ staff across relevant departments such as International Programs, Technical Unit, Grants and Contracts Managements, Global Communications, and more.

Human Resources Management

  • Lead and supervise a technical and operational senior team, including providing leadership and building capacity as needed;
  • Ensure that the team is properly onboarded, roles and responsibilities are properly assigned, and the team is able to implement the agreed project deliverables;
  • Develop support strategies for staff, foster teambuilding, and introduce principles of self-care;
  • Provide supportive and constructive feedback and conduct regular performance appraisals;
  • Ensure project staff adhere to and are supported by any established dotted-line supervision with broader departments.

Security and Conduct:

  • Provide leadership for the coordination of Objective 4 staff with safety and security focal points; ensure that the implementation strategies and risk mitigation approaches align with the consortium and IMC’s safety and security plans;
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the project and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies;
  • Ensure that team members are properly trained in security and conduct protocols and policies, put in place systems to support staff wellbeing, safety and security are in place, and measures to support accountability to beneficiaries are effectively integrated and prioritized throughout the project.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements


  • Typically, a master’s degree in the Medical Field, Public Health, International Development, International Relations, or related field;
  • Typically, 12+ years of relevant and progressive experience managing high-value, complex, multi-year, multi-partner projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings, including at least 7 years in a senior-level position providing technical assistance and managerial oversight;
  • Demonstrated significant experience designing and managing projects with focus in the areas of humanitarian to development nexus, health systems strengthening and health systems reform. Proven understanding of the Ukrainian health system and service delivery providers;
  • Demonstrated track record of working with government health agencies and other key health stakeholders;
  • Proven experience cultivating and managing donor and muti-lateral agencies relations;
  • Experience providing technical direction, assistance, and oversight for project implementation, measuring performance against targets, as well as leading any necessary training and mentoring staff, partners, and key stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams, employing both in-person and remote management approaches to supervision of staff in various locations;
  • Professional technical knowledge and expertise in health systems strengthening and reform in conflict affected areas. Knowledge of existing health structure and ongoing reform and recovery of Ukrainian’s health care system required;
  • Strong leadership and management skills with proven ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams;
  • Proven strong team management skills;
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, creativity, acute problem solving, and analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of foreign aid architecture, including humanitarian and development funding mechanisms;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Strong familiarity with USAID rules and regulations under acquisitions, including monitoring related compliance and mitigating risks;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; language skills in Ukrainian and/or Russian a plus.

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