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Project Director

  • Organization: Jhpiego
  • Location:
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Project Director

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/3/2023 2:40 PM)
Job ID
Employment Status
Contingent Upon Award


Position open only  to current Jhpiego Employees

This position is contingent upon an award and annual funding from CDC.


Jhpiego seeks a Project Director (PD) to provide leadership for a global project that aims at increasing the rapid response capacity of partners and stakeholders, alleviating/reducing the suffering of the affected populations in public health emergencies in different humanitarian settings including in conflicts. The project will take an anticipatory approach to improve the ability to detect and respond to threats early and develop long-term, sustainable programs to build resilient health systems and communities which can withstand future public health emergencies. The project will operate over an anticipated five-year period.

The PD will lead a team of technical, programmatic and financial experts to ensure that the project adheres to global health preparedness and response standards, targets and deliverables are met on time and within budget. The PD will serve as the project’s main point of contact with CDC and will work collaboratively with country offices to ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country governments and other stakeholders involved in humanitarian coordination at all levels.




  • Ensure program implementation is on time and meeting targets within the scope of approved budget
  • Lead work planning and project monitoring in coordination with CDC, country ministries of health, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Lead efforts to design effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems to track project data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation in collaboration with M&E and other technical staff
  • Develop strategic partnership with the host country governments, local partners, and other humanitarian actors while overseeing implementing partners’ capacity investments as necessary
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity, and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
  • Manage a diverse team of technical, financial, and operational staff to ensure field activities are supported and implemented to achieve results
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure collaboration with relevant government departments and ministries at country level to develop or adopt required processes and protocols to detect and respond to threats of infectious diseases
  • Develop and adjust risk communication stagey to communicate effectively with affected population
  • Oversee the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports on all aspects of the program in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure proper financial management, procurement, administration, human resources and logistics needs of the program are conducted within Jhpiego' policy and compliant with the CDC and the host country government policies
  • Ensure country program team members participate in the relevant coordination mechanisms including clusters in both national and sub national level
  • Share learnings from the project with the greater humanitarian community at national and global level as appropriate
  • Identify risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and make appropriate adjustments
  • Manage technical contributions of potential subgrantees/subcontractors, including defining scopes of work
  • Work with the project team to ensure comprehensive approach to building capacity of national public health institutes (NPHIs) or international NGOs, to empower them to play a multi-sectoral coordination leadership role in responding to public health emergencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Clinical provider (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, etc.) with advanced degree in public health, administration, etc.
  • 10+ years' experience successfully managing US government, multi-partner, multi-year health and/or capacity development projects.
  • Previous experience serving as Project Director or other senior level management position in a multi-year international health sector development project
  • At least 5 years’ experience in preparing and managing global health security, infectious disease prevention, outbreak response activities in humanitarian/emergency settings
  • Demonstrated experience leading a capacity-building approach for local actors in the public sector, providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in global health security topics, including surveillance, laboratory strengthening, emergency response operations, workforce strengthening.
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, relevant standards (Sphere) and humanitarian coordination mechanism including clusters
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally to project sites


Position open only  to current Jhpiego Employees


Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

 For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.

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