Project Director at Jhpiego, Zambia

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Director in Zambia.

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The Project Director / Technical Director for an HIV program that has a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections among military personnel in Zambia.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Project Director will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within DOD, DFMS, Zambia MOH, as well as other key stakeholders such as NGOs (i.e., Project Concern International) and PVOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and harmonized implementation of activities.
  • Advise Zambia counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of supportive interventions to include HIV testing and counseling services (HTS), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services including community-based adherence support, laboratory services, and monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the program to ensure successful implementation.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with CDC, Zambia MOH, program team, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Strategic Information Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and/or review technical and project management components of materials and publications.
  • Ensure resources for program implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with PEPFAR and DOD rules and regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Clinical degree (medicine, nursing, and laboratory) with a Masters degree in public health, infectious disease, laboratory science, health administration, or other relevant advanced degree.
  • 10+ years project management / technical director experience for large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in HIV.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV testing and counseling; HIV treat treatment, care, and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV, laboratory service delivery, and cohort recording and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Significant networking and partnership building skills, including ability to communicate with leaders in health and development fields.
  • Excellent program and financial management skills.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 25% of the time.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

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