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Project Director

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview:  
The IRC is pursuing a new funding to implement a multi-country last mile immunization initiative in fragile, emergency and refugee settings. The Project Director will have overall responsibility for the overall technical delivery of the program, leading a team of professionals spread across the project’s head office and countries of operation. S/he will represent IRC with the donor, partners, local government agencies and other stakeholders; this position will provide technical guidance and oversight to in-country teams responsible for project delivery; and will participate in the design and delivery of the project’s research agenda. She/he will coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed work plans and oversee operations.
Major Responsibilities: 
•Provide strategic and technical leadership and direction, define and implement activities to achieve the greatest impact toward project goals and objectives;
•Provide financial and operational management that optimizes resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports;
•Oversee technical direction and project delivery to ensure activities are in line with the performance framework and meet all standard operational policies and procedures;
•Ensure project delivery meets all standard operational policies and procedures;
•Manage relationships with external stakeholders, government agencies and partners, maintaining a high project profile and effective collaboration; 
•Support reporting to donor through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and quarterly reports;
•Represent the project and the organization in public, as assigned, and support the distribution of information about project achievements and lesson learned;
Job Requirements: 
Work Experience: 
•At least seven years of experience in managerial roles on similar programs in developing countries, including substantial supervisory experience. 
•Significant previous experience managing projects designed to improve last mile immunization programs in fragile settings; familiarity with adaptive management principles is a plus;
•Experience working in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and/or West Africa required.
•Substantial experience managing subgrantees required;
•Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;
•Demonstrated innovation and success in staff capacity-building and in participatory, flexible, and gender-sensitive programming and implementation; 
•Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 
•Education:  Advanced degree (MD, PhD or MA) from an accredited university in public health; 
•Language Skills:  Fluency in English required; proficiency in French.  
•Certificates or Licenses: N/A
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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