Country Director

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/18/2024 2:14 PM)
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International Positions
Employment Status


Jhpiego is seeking a Country Director to support Global Program Operatations in Pakistan. Jhpiego’s portfolio in Pakistan is diverse, ranging from family planning, maternal health, immunization, humanitarian relief, gender and global health security. 


As the country representative, the Country Director needs to be a thought leader and visible player in the health space in Pakistan. The position will require the forging of strategic partnerships and growth in existing and new priority areas. Provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s programs in Pakistan. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation for country programs and achieving the planned results. 


The Country Director will work closely with the MoH to streamline efforts and ensure complementarities of projects, serves as the primary point of contact for donors including USAID, GAVI, BMGF, Foundations, MoH stakeholders and partners and is responsible for managing relationships and collaboration with international and local partners. The Country Director will also ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and project deliverables.


  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic, technical and financial integrity of the program and to achieve project goals, objectives and targets
  • Develop and revise/update as needed Pakistan’s country strategy with objectives, staff roles and responsibilities, outreach, and a plan for overall flow of information and knowledge to and from Baltimore
  • Works closely with Project Leads to ensure that the projects are technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the country and donors
  • Serve as Project Director in temporary or permanent basis as needed
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Directly supervise selected staff (Project Directors/Leads, Senior Program Managers MER Lead, Senior HR and Finance Managers, Compliance Officers)
  • Take concrete steps to create or promote a safe, respectful and harassment-free work environment
  • Provide programmatic and/or technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the areas of Family Planning, Immunization, Global Health Security (GHS), MNH, and capacity building
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with key staff specialists, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinates activities with other agencies
  • Ensure that all awards are performed on time, on scope and on budget, and raise potential overspending to VP GPO and Director Program Finance in a timely manner
  • Ensure preparations and timely submission of all programmatic and financial reports to Jhpiego and donors
  • Identify opportunities for new program development and lead efforts to respond to solicitations
  • Ensure that Jhpiego Country Office is compliant to all legal requirements for the country, donor regulations and Jhpiego organizational policies.
  • Report all mandatory Severe Adverse Events (SAE) according to donor and Jhpiego SAE procedure
  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) staff to ensure MER frameworks are developed and data/results are effectively tracked
  • Work closely with Jhpiego US office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi, UNFPA, CDC and other donors both corporate and foundation, the MoH as well as implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders to maximize resources and avoid duplication of efforts
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other key stakeholders in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Help grow and expand the Jhpiego portfolio in the country with a clear business plan and strategy.
  • Ensure that annual staff evaluations and support professional development for staff is conducted timely

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in management, public health, public administration, business administration or related degree
  • 15+ years of progressively responsible international public health management experience including design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and financial management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large USG-supported public health projects and budgets
  • Experience managing a multi-donor alliance or multi-partner consortium (both international and local NGOs), experience as COP or Project Director is preferred
  • Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects in Pakistan
  • Experience designing and managing complex and innovative FP/RH, Immunization and GHS programs
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management
  • Proven experience in leading highly skilled and qualified program, technical and administrative and finance personnel
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers
  • Experience designing and supervising activities with a facility/community interface
  • Experience building the capacity of local organizations to implement project activities
  • Understanding of USG and other donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework
  • Previous experience working in Pakistan and strong relationships at senior level in the health sector in the country preferred
  • Experience leading annual workplans and collaborating on local action plans incorporating global evidence as well as contributing to the global evidence
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues that impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations
  • Ability to develop technical solutions to these problems/issues and assisting in the design of operational research that could yield appropriate solutions
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts
  • Ability to travel within in Pakistan and internationally
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

      The salary range for this role is expected to be: $32,995 - $58,507 USD.


 Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will receive a response from Jhpiego HR. 


Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.


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Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

JHU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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