Project Director

1 month ago
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Jhpiego seeks a Project Director to provide project and technical guidance for an upcoming project which aims to enable a resilient and responsive health system in South Sudan. The project will operate over a four-year period. The Project Director will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project is progressing towards expected results.  S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include supervising project management or operational staff, overseeing annual work planning, leading the design, implementation and reporting of project activities, and the management of projects as required


This position is contingent upon award from HRSA. South Sudanese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide day-to-day technical and programmatic oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of the project goals and objectives
  • Foster relationships with local implementing partners, health care provider associations, councils and institutions/colleagues as a representative of Jhpiego and the Resilient and Responsive Health System project
  • Facilitate the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within HRSA, the National Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Professional Associations, Councils and Health Training Institutes and Colleagues, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in South Sudan such as NGOs and CSOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of intervention
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Facilitate annual work planning, in close collaboration with HRSA, National Ministry of Health, impact partners, project team and project partners
  • Contribute to the mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff and aligns their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Oversee technical and programmatic capacity building for subcontractors and subgrantees
  • Responsible for development of accurate and timely project reports to HRSA, in line with HRSA reporting requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration;
  • Medical (MD or RN) degree
  • A minimum of 7 experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for $1 -2M per year, complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as capacity building of health workforce (in-service or pre-service); use of HRH information for decision-making; capacity building or curriculum development of community health care workers; health policy, regulation and leadership development; fiscal environment for health workforce development
  • Experience providing clinical services, preferably in HIV and TB
  • Experience as an educator for 5 years
  • In-depth knowledge of USG-funded projects, regulations, compliance and reporting, knowledge of HRSA-funded reporting preferable
  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in financial planning and management, human resources, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical and operational staff
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Previous experience working in South Sudan, with intimate understanding of the local health system, education system and health professional associations and councils gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships with government agencies
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English required and a local South Sudanese language preferred
  • Experience developing strategic plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical and operational capacity of staff in regional and national projects
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • In depth knowledge financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets, including Microsoft Office packages, QuickBooks Enterprise,
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 40% of time


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