The Project Director (PD) will provide global strategic program, administrative and financial leadership for ICAP’s proposed Health Workforce for HIV & Chronic Disease Service Delivery Initiative. The PD will be the primary point of contact with HRSA, regional and local government counterparts, and partner institutions and will foster partnerships and collaborative relationships between ICAP, HRSA, and other stakeholders. The PD will work to ensure that program activities are completed on time, within budget, and in line with HRSA requirements
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Note: This position is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.
- Ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.
- Participate actively in the development of innovative approaches to service delivery and training of healthcare professionals.
- Lead the design of interventions while ensuring the quality and maximum sustainability of all initiatives through effective in-service training and capacity building programs.
- Inform policy development re. health system strengthening through the effective use of data.
- Lead the annual work planning process and contribute to planning meetings with the donor.
- Manage a diverse project team of highly qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals.
- Oversee all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.
- In partnership with the strategic information unit, drive continuous use of data to track program quality, program outcomes and through targeted evaluations, assess programmatic impact on project goals.
- Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems, review outputs for quality control.
- Represent the project in all matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with the most senior levels representatives of partner institutions.
- Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with the other USG partners and funders, which may include private sector partnerships.
- Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the donor.
- Ensure that all donor reports, and project write ups, including but not limited to success stories and program briefs are data driven and articulate a compelling story.
- Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including the donor, government officials, and other implementing partners.
- Prepare briefing documents on the project at the request of the donor or ministries of health.
- PhD or advanced degree in nursing, midwifery, community health, public health, international development or other related field.
Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:
- 10+ years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of HIV programs or related public health programs in the context of a developing country, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Exhibit a high level of diplomacy while working with government partners at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
- Strong familiarity and command of USG regulations and compliance.
- Proven record of superb management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
- Proven ability to manage large, complex projects across multi-country settings.
- Experience managing multi country donor financed projects.
- Experience with PEPFAR policy program planning and design and HRSA domestic and international programs preferred.
- Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Fluency in French or Portuguese preferred.
Please submit your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate the job title “ Health Workforce Project Director ” in the email subject line.