Project Director Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Kigali


Project Director
JOBfrom Jhpiego Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Jhpiego seeks a Project Director to provide project and technical guidance for an upcoming CDC project which aims to implement evidence-based HIV prevention interventions among KPPs, including targeting sexual partners of FSW and MSM, in Rwanda. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The Project Director will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project is is delivering on 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 CDC. Rwandan 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 as a representative of Jhpiego and the KPP project

•Facilitate the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within CDC, the Ministry of Health, Rwanda Biomedical Center, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Rwanda 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 interventions

•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 CDC, Ministry of Health, 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 CDC, in line with CDC reporting requirements

Required Qualifications

•Advanced Degree in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration; MD or RN preferred

•A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for , multi-year international health sector development projects (of approximately $ 2 million per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment activities, including those focusing on key and vulnerable populations

•In-depth knowledge of CDC’s projects, regulations, compliance and reporting

•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 Rwanda, with intimate understanding of the local health system and HIV prevention, care and treatment strategies, gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships with government agencies

•Previous experience providing support to KPPs

•Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English

•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

•Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

If you believe that you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this position, then please submit your application letter, attach your CV, certificates and letters through the below;