• Project Director

    Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    US Based Positions
  • Overview

    The Project Director will oversee all aspects of the Project Management Unit – PMA 2.0 focusing on the following objectives:

    • Build financial and project management capacity of local institutions to promote sustainability
    • Provide overall financial and project management support to the PMA 2.0 project
    • Oversee development and implementation of communications and marketing plan to improve buy-in and long term sustainability of PMA 2.0 product

     Implementation will include: issuing and managing sub-awards (contracts, payments, monitoring compliance, reviewing deliverables, on-site monitoring, etc.), building project and financial management capacity of implementing partners so they can “graduate” from capacity building support, monitoring and reporting on in-country PMA 2.0 implementation costs, providing on the ground logistical and project management support to implementing partners as needed, supporting expansion to new countries, tracking overall global work-plan and schedule, developing and implementing a sustainability plan, and supporting PMA’s and business development efforts. 


    The technical portion of PMA 2.0 will be led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and this position will work in close collaboration with that team, and be co-located with them.




    • Lead technical and program design
    • Provide budget inputs
    • Direct communication with donor
    • Support development of proposals to additional donors who want to “buy in” to PMA 2.0



    • Lead project management start-up workshop for Core PMA 2.0 team and in-country teams
    • Develop and oversee implementation of start-up work plan and milestones
    • Oversee development of global PMA 2.0 Project Charter, and country level Project Charters
    • Mentor program staff in start-up processes
    • Conduct start-up after action reviews



    • Track and manage project management standards for project
    • Review/revise workplans and budgets
    • Review and escalate quality concerns (technical, project management, financial management, compliance)
    • Direct project communication needs
    • Ensure long term sustainability plan developed and implemented
    • Ensure knowledge management for project



    • Conduct close out of projects as needed, and mentor program staff and track close-outs
    • Conduct After Action Reviews for project



    • Hiring manager as needed for new staff in headquarters
    • Supervise programs staff
    • Orientation for new Jhpiego program staff on the project
    • Coordinate general funds requests for project
    • Coordinate completion of monthly leadership team reports
    • Develop systems to improve program management for project
    • Participate in meetings with other departments to troubleshoot problems
    • Track and manage project LOE needs
    • Coordinate/ plan project meetings
    • Trainer on project management
    • Mentor Program Officers on PM@Jhpiego tools


    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced degree, preferably in public health or related field
    • Certified in PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula) or PMD Pro (or will be within 60 days of hire)
    • 10 years’ increasingly responsible experience at PO level
    • Proven experience successfully managing large complicated public health projects (e.g., multiple partners, difficult donor relations, low in-country capacity) by at least 4 different types of donors, including one USG donor in multiple countries with experience
    • Proven experience successfully supporting new program development
      • Served as program lead on at least 5 proposals – including budget inputs
      • Successfully served as proposal writer on 4 proposals >$10M (e.g., USAID bi-laterals)
    • Experience working at least 2 years overseas with Jhpiego or another NGO
    • Experience supervising and mentoring staff
    • Experience training
    • Proven experience successfully dealing with challenging situations (HR, fraud, donor, etc.)
    • Experience representing Jhpiego at high level meetings
    • Strong understanding of at least 5 technical areas Jhpiego works in
    • Deep understanding of financial management principles
    • Knowledge USG rules and regulations
    • Experience with Office 365
    • Understanding of Jhpiego’s strategy, work, processes
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Team building skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse groups
    • Strong communication and presentation skills: developing communication products (success stories, FB posts, briefs, PowerPoint presentations)
    • Experience supervising and mentoring staff
    • Proven leadership skills
    • A commitment to customer service and to supporting a positive team culture
    • Travel: Ability to travel 30%
    • Fluent in written and spoken English

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Contractual financial management experience
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Fluenct French language skills


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