Program Director

Program Director

Jhpiego - John Hopkins University

Lilongwe, Malawi

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Program Director to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of an upcoming US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment project, which includes HIV testing services and linkage to care, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV prevention among adolescents girls and young women, prevention of gender-based violence, behavior change for HIV prevention, and HIV/TB care and treatment. The three to four-year project aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among target communities and to support the continuum of care and treatment for those infected with HIV.

The Program Director will have overall responsibility for leadership and management of the project and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with the donor, government of Malawi, and relevant stakeholders on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management, collaboration and communication with the government of Malawi at all levels, and international partners and agencies.

This position is contingent upon award from PEPFAR. Malawi nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets;
  • Ensure the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Malawi, its people and donors;
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award;
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the donor, government of Malawi, and other stakeholders;
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other key stakeholders, through meetings, conferences, and presentations;
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions;
  • Collaborate with project team to build capacity around HIV testing services and linkage to care, VMMC, HIV prevention among adolescents girls and young women, prevention of gender-based violence, behavior change for HIV prevention, and HIV/TB care and treatment;
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with the donor, government of Malawi, and project team;
  • Closely monitor progress towards PEPFAR-funded project targets, as well as national targets;
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team;
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to the donor;
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results;
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications;
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets;
  • Work with M&E staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results;
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation;
  • Ensure compliance with donor operational policies and regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; medical degree preferred;
  • 10+ years of experience in managing HIV programs, including planning, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in more than one of the following areas: HIV testing services and linkage to care, VMMC, HIV prevention among adolescents girls and young women, prevention of gender-based violence, behavior change interventions, and HIV/TB care and treatment;
  • In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements;
  • Demonstrated capabilities in institutional capacity building and experience working effectively with the government of Malawi;
  • Experience in coordinating and collaborating with a broad set of stakeholders, including multi-lateral and international donors and local and international NGOs;
  • Experience working in Malawi, with intimate understanding of the local health system and HIV gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies;
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs;
  • Outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills;
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts;
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills in English;
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Malawian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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