Project Director- Zambia DoD



The Project Director on the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment 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 time frames while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with the donor, the government of Zambia, and relevant stakeholders on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management, collaboration, and communication with the government of Zambia at all levels, and international partners and agencies.



  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure the 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 Zambia , its people , and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the donor, government of Zambia, 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 the 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 Zambia, 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 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
  • Minimum of 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 adolescent 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 Zambia or other southern African countries
  • 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 Zambia, with an intimate understanding of the local health system and HIV gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships with 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

Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae only in a single document to the Human Resources Director: [email protected]

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