Project Director

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 31 July 2018
  • Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 30 August 2018
  • Current

Job Description


Jhpiego seeks a Project Director to provide project and technical guidance for an upcoming CDC-funded HIV project which aims to provide targeted, comprehensive and cost-effective programmatic and technical support for the acceleration of evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment program implementation. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The Project Director will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project is progressing towards expected results. S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include supervising project management or operational staff, overseeing annual work planning, leading the design, implementation and reporting of project activities, and the management of projects as required.

This position is contingent upon award from CDC.

  • Provide day-to-day technical and programmatic oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of the project goals and objectives
  • Foster relationships with international and local implementing partners as a representative of Jhpiego and the project
  • Facilitate the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within CDC, Global Fund, national ministries of health, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in such as NGOs and CSOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Facilitate annual work planning, in close collaboration with CDC, Global Fund, Ministries of Health, implementing partners receiving technical assistance, project team and project partners
  • Contribute to the mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff and aligns their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Oversee technical and programmatic capacity building for subcontractors and subgrantees
  • Responsible for development of accurate and timely project reports to CDC, in line with CDC reporting requirements
Required Qualifications
  • Advanced Degree in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration; MD or RN preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for large (approximately $10M per year), complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as HIV prevention, care, treatment, health care provider capacity building, health systems strengthening and/or strategic information
  • In-depth knowledge of CDC’s projects, regulations, compliance and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in financial planning and management, human resources, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical and operational staff
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Previous experience working in PEPFAR supported countries with intimate understanding of local health system and HIV prevention, care and treatment service delivery gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships with government agencies
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Experience developing strategic plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical and operational capacity of staff in regional and national projects
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 40 % of time

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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