Project Director

Project Director

Jhpiego - John Hopkins University



The Project Director will provide vision, overall technical and programmatic leadership, and managerial oversight for an anticipated PEPFAR/CDC-funded project to support HIV case finding, linkage to treatment, and adherence and retention in care in up to 6 regions in Cameroon. The Project Director will ensure the timely, efficient, and cost-effective implementation and reporting, as well as the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project.

S/he will guide the strategic planning, design and implementation of the project and be responsible for achieving the planned results set out for the program and serve as the primary point of contact for the donor, MOH, stakeholders and partners. S/he will work closely with Ministry of Public Health to ensure the program is rooted within national HIV/AIDS priorities and programs. S/he will ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and will be responsible for all project deliverables. S/he will supervise a team of highly qualified staff.


Technical & Program Leadership

  • Provide strategic and technical support, in collaboration with national and regional authorities, to design and implement effective strategies for provision of technical assistance and service implementation geared at improving HIV case-identification, linkage and same day antiretroviral therapy initiation, ART adherence and retention in care, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission and early infant diagnosis uptake;
  • Lead and support a team of project staff at the national and regional levels to provide capacity building and technical assistance to public sector counterparts to implement well-targeted, innovative strategies to achieve epidemic control in project regions;
  • Assist in the design and implementation of differentiated models for HIV case identification, care, and treatment to key and priority population (KP/PP) groups, including (but not limited to) infants, children, adolescents, men, pregnant and breastfeeding women;
  • Develop, implement and monitor strategies to ensure the continuously high quality of project approaches and activities;
  • Support health systems strengthening activities for HIV;
  • Support and maintain strong systems for receiving, reviewing and analyzing project data and achievement of project targets;
  • Participate in national technical working group meetings and present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders including USG and partners in public and professional circles through other meetings, conferences, and presentations;
  • Maintain regular communication with Jhpiego HQ technical and program staff to drive efficient and compliant program operation;
  • Ensure that Jhpiego’s project management approaches and tools are utilized in management of projects.

Senior Management & Compliance

  • Oversee all aspects of project, including the day-to-day management of staff and operations;
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives, and targets within budget;
  • Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of Cameroon, its people, and CDC/PEPFAR;
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with donor, the national government, as well as any other implementation partners to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort;
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to CDC.

Human Resource & Finance Management

  • Mentor, support, supervise, and manage a multidisciplinary team and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results;
  • Promote and support the staffs’ understanding of and compliance with Jhpiego, JHU and donors’ operational policies and regulations, and local laws;
  • Lead the development of budgets, work plans, progress reports, and other deliverables for the donor;
  • Work with finance and program staff to develop and track project budgets, and oversee procurements/supply chain for the program needs
  • Cultivate and maintain strong strategic relationships and alliances with ministries, donors, implementing partners and other key stakeholders to advance Jhpiego programs;
  • Represent Jhpiego in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations;
  • Provide analyses of in-country new program development opportunities to the relevant staff in the regional and new program development offices at headquarters;
  • Any other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (minimum Master’s) in public health, health administration, international health, and/or Medical Doctor diploma or equivalent, or extensive experience in the field that proves the candidate has gained the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to be able to perform the functions of the advertised position proficiently;
  • 10+ years of NGO project management experience, with minimum 3 years senior management experience in regional/national HIV programs managing an annual budget of at least $10 million and a staff of 50 people;
  • Demonstrated skills including excellent verbal and written communication abilities, organizational leadership, strategic thinking, supply-chain management, and organizational team-building and capacity development;
  • Knowledge of USG and PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance, and reporting (preferred management experience with CDC-funded programs);
  • Management, training, or clinical background in HIV prevention, care and treatment, and thorough understanding of current approaches towards achieving epidemic control and programmatic best practices;
  • Experience with technical assistance to Ministry/ies of Health, including routine participation in national technical working groups and diplomatic stakeholder management;
  • Track record of mentoring, motivating, and developing staff to support career development;
  • Capacity for analyzing technical and programmatic issues; experience developing solutions to intricate challenges;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • Available to travel extensively both nationally and internationally;
  • Experience working in Cameroon and knowledge of HIV programming in Cameroon is preferred.

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