Health Regional Lead

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Health Regional Lead

Health Regional Lead

Join Us in Transforming Health in Asia: Become Our Health Regional Lead!

Job ID: req48038
Location: Pakistan (Open to Remote)
Category: Technical Units
Employee Category: Regular
Job Type: Full Time
Open To Expatriates: Yes
Currency: United States Dollar
Compensation: Annually

About Us:

At the International Rescue Committee (IRC), we’re driven by a deep commitment to responding to the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises. Since 1933, we’ve been tirelessly working to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and hope to those devastated by conflict and disaster. With operations in over 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities, we’re dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of millions worldwide.

About the Role:

Are you passionate about improving health outcomes in Asia? Do you have the skills and expertise to lead a dynamic team in providing technical support and driving innovation? If so, we invite you to join us as our Health Regional Lead, where you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of health programming across the region.


As the Health Regional Lead, you’ll provide strategic direction and technical expertise to ensure high-quality health programming in Asia. Working closely with our global and regional teams, you’ll lead a team of technical advisors, fostering collaboration, innovation, and learning to drive positive change for our clients.

Your Responsibilities:

Functional Leadership and Coordination:

  • Provide technical leadership across the region, ensuring alignment with global program goals and country-specific strategic action plans.
  • Promote coherence and strategic direction within the health programming portfolio, fostering opportunities for integration and innovation.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to address implementation challenges and drive quality assurance.

Staff Management and Development:

  • Lead and manage a high-performing team of health regional technical advisors, providing guidance, mentorship, and support.
  • Ensure staff maintain core knowledge and expertise, fostering a culture of learning and professional development.
  • Work with HR colleagues to attract, onboard, and nurture diverse talent, creating an inclusive work environment.

Program Design and Business Development:

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for region-led business development initiatives, driving innovation and promoting evidence-based practice.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify strategic opportunities and foster new donor relationships.
  • Support the growth of strategic partnerships and alliances, maximizing impact and scale across health programming areas.

Knowledge Management and External Influence:

  • Promote program learning and evidence-sharing across the region, informing global strategic direction and practice.
  • Engage in regional sector coordination groups and bilateral relationships, representing IRC and advocating for policy and practice shifts.
  • Foster relationships with donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders to advance programmatic goals and influence sector-wide change.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • At least 8+ years of progressive technical and management experience in leading multi-location health programs.
  • Established technical expertise in one or more health practice areas relevant to Asia, with a strong understanding of the regional context.
  • Proven track record of driving evidence-based practice and influencing diverse stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Experience in managing business development initiatives and converting opportunities into successful partnerships.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across cultures, departments, and countries.
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in regional languages considered a significant advantage.
  • Ability to travel regionally and globally up to 35% of the time, occasionally on short notice.

Why Join Us:

By joining IRC as our Health Regional Lead, you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions across Asia. You’ll work alongside dedicated professionals who share your commitment to integrity, service, accountability, and equality. Together, we’ll strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Ready to Make an Impact? Apply Today!

Don’t miss this chance to be part of an organization that’s changing lives and shaping the future of humanitarian response. Apply now and take the first step toward a rewarding career with the International Rescue Committee.

Deadline for applications: Rolling. Don’t wait, seize this opportunity to make a difference!

Join Us in Transforming Health Across Asia. Apply Now!


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