Jhpiego seeks a Project Director (PD) to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for the upcoming Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded, “Accelerating uptake of an expanded method mix: assisting OP countries to introduce and scale-up DMPA-SC” Project. The project aims to enhance the ongoing efforts of the Access Collaborative to increase women’s and girls’ access to and choice of FP by strengthening health systems to accelerate introduction and scale-up of DMPA-SC as a contraceptive choice in the method mix in specific Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Togo).
The PD will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of project activities, as well as partnership with key stakeholders and policy-makers. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with the BMGF on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with OP countries governments at all levels, and international, regional and country level partners and agencies.
This position is contingent upon award from BMGF. West African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.