The Project Director (PD) will provide strategic program, administrative and financial leadership for the CDC–funded project Scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through Improvements in the Availability, Integration, and Quality of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in Zimbabwe under PEPFAR – CDC-RFA-GH18-1836. The PD will be the primary point of contact with CDC, Ministry of Health (MOH) central, regional and local government counterparts, and partner institutions, and will foster partnerships and collaborative relationships between ICAP, CDC, and other stakeholders. The PD will work to ensure that program activities are completed on time, within budget, and in line with CDC requirements.
Note: This position is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.
- Work in collaboration with the Principal Investigator at ICAP HQ, and with ICAP’s team in Zimbabwe to ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and to monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.
- Provide leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions, and ensure the quality and maximum sustainability of all interventions.
- In collaboration with the Country Director and Principle Investigator, develop, execute and continually update the strategic plan for the project.
- Lead the annual work planning process and contribute to planning meetings with the donor.
- Manage a project team of highly qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals.
- Oversee all 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.
- Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential challenges, review outputs for quality control.
- Represent the project in all matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with the most senior levels representatives of partner institutions.
- Cultivate strategic relationships with USG partners and funders, including private sector.
- Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the donor.
- Present progress, achievements, briefing documents and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including the donor, government officials, and other implementing partners.
- PhD, Medical Degree, or Master’s degree in public health, health management, international development or a related field
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- 15+ years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of HIV programs or related public health programs in the context of a developing country, preferably with experience in planning and implementation of evidence-based combination HIV prevention interventions.
- At least 5 years of experience living or working in sub-Saharan Africa; previous experience working in Zimbabwe preferred.
- Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in VMMC, and demonstrated experience in VMMC
- Exhibit a high level of diplomacy while working with government partners at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
- Strong familiarity and command of USG regulations and compliance.
- Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills.
- Experience managing donor financed projects.
- Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing “Project Director – Zimbabwe” in the email subject.