Infectious Disease Portfolio Director

RTI International   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


11 - 15 years

Posted 57 days ago

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The Infectious Disease Portfolio Director will lead GHD's infectious disease team and oversee the infectious disease program portfolio. In this role the Infectious Disease Portfolio Director will lead the development of an portfolio strategy, oversee infectious disease-focused program development and implementation, provide targeted technical assistance to strengthen lower- and middle-income countries' (LMICs) strategies and policies as well as national and sub-national infectious disease programs planning, implementation and monitoring. The ideal candidate will have experience across multiple regions (including Africa or Asia) and have a solid understanding of global best practices across a variety of geographic contexts. This position will report to the Vice President, Global Health Division. The position will be based in either Washington D.C. or Research Triangle Park. Major responsibilities of this position include:


  • Provides leadership and support for all aspects of GHD's work in infectious diseases, including business development and management of GHD's infectious disease team and program portfolio.
  • Provides technical assistance to strengthen LMICs' strategies and policies, as well as national and sub-national infectious disease programs planning, implementation and monitoring—areas of technical support could include strengthening infectious disease prevention, case management or disease surveillance.
  • Reviews and contributes to the development of annual project budgets, work plans, quarterly, annual, and other project deliverables.
  • Collaborates with other GHD Portfolio Directors, senior technical experts and other program staff to identify and analyze opportunities and strategies for new business and program expansion at GHD level.
  • Contributes to new business development efforts which could include one or more of the following: anticipating and planning for new business opportunities; meeting with clients in the pre-opportunity stage; leading capture planning and visits; developing technical and cost strategies and approaches; serving as proposal leader or lead technical writer for infectious disease bids; identifying and securing potential partners; and recruiting consultants and staff.
  • Manages GHD's infectious diseases team, comprised of senior, mid-level and junior-level staff, directly supervising and mentoring team members as well as infectious diseases projects' Chiefs of Party.
  • Represents RTI in interaction / networking with donors, strategic program partners and other stakeholders at technical meetings, events and fora to ensure engagement on the latest developments in infectious diseases and other relevant technical areas.
  • Actively contributes to further RTI's scientific stature by presenting / publishing project findings at conferences, technical working group meetings, and in peer-reviewed literature.