Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Project Director (PD) will provide project coordination and administrative and financial oversight to the HRSA-funded Optimizing Momentum Toward Sustainable Epidemic Control (OpCon) project managed by ICAP. The PD will serve as the primary project point of contact with regional and local government counterparts, and partner institutions and will coordinate effective partnerships and collaborative relationships between ICAP, HRSA, project consortium partners, and other stakeholders in collaboration with the PI. The PD will work to ensure that program activities are completed on time, within budget, and in line with HRSA requirements.
- Lead the design and development of innovative country-level project proposals aligned with project goals and priorities, including but not limited to working with the PI, HRSA staff, ICAP country teams, CDC country offices, and OpCon consortium partners.
- Oversee and ensure effective implementation and coordination of diverse project activities including: needs assessments, situational analyses, program evaluations, and capacity building initiatives.
- Monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives, coordinate annual work planning processes, and contribute to project planning meetings with the donor.
- Supervise project team staff while ensuring alignment of their efforts to project goals.
- Coordinate 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 ICAP's 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 matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with the most senior levels representatives of partner institutions.
- 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 PI, donor or ministries of health.
- Perform other related duties as assigned. (5%)
General Minimum Qualifications: - Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 5 years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - 5+ years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of HIV programs in PEPFAR-supported countries.
- Proven record of successful collaboration with government partners at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
- Strong familiarity with and command of USG regulations and compliance.
- Proven record of effective coordination and management of complex multi-country public health initiatives.
- Experience managing multi country donor financed projects.
- Experience with PEPFAR policy, program planning and design.
- Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Preferred Qualifications: - 10+ years of directly related experience.
- Professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Fluency in French and/or Portuguese.
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