POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Local Hire

DURATION: 1 year with extension

LOCATION: Haiti, Malawi, Nigeria, or Zambia

POSITION TITLE: Project Director

DIVISION: Global Health

Project HOPE is an international NGO with employees and volunteers who work around the globe, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up, and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.


BACKGROUND: Project HOPE seeks a Project Director to oversee a potential GAVI-funded immunization project in 4 countries (Haiti, Malawi, Nigeria & Zambia). The overall goal of this project will be to accelerate the number of girls reached with HPV vaccination, the following objectives of the revitalization have been set: 1) accelerate quality introductions; 2) rapidly improve global and national coverage; and 3) generate long term programmatic sustainability through building and integrating HPV vaccination within routine delivery mechanisms and into Primary Health Care (PHC).

The position is contingent on award. Local nationals from possible position locations (Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria) are strongly encouraged to apply.



The Project Director will provide vision, leadership, and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project. S/he will be responsible for the overall program leadership, management, and technical direction of staff and project activities. S/he will serve as key liaison with GAVI, government, and local partners. S/he will manage and supervise the work of program personnel and subcontractors/subgrantees and ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate. S/he oversees program work planning, performance management, and strategic communication.  S/he will provide oversight to country leads in each of the four countries of implementation and coordinate project-wide activities.




Operational Responsibilities

  • 1.    Lead and supervise all aspects of program implementation/management, technical, financial, and reporting.
  • 2.    Oversee program administration and financial management of the project and ensure alignment with Project HOPE and donor guidelines, processes, and standards.
  • 3.    Supervise Country Leads in the respective countries of implementation.
  • 4.    Ensure project deliverables are met on time.
  • 5.    Ensure regular budget monitoring is conducted and program expenditures are on track.
  • 6.    Put in place financial and operational systems to ensure project is on track.
  • 7.    Lead development of project budget.

Technical Responsibilities

  • 1.     Provide overall technical oversight for the project, providing guidance to country and technical leads on activity design and implementation.
  • 2.     Communicate technical material and project successes to donors, government stakeholders, and others.
  • 3.     Oversee work planning process and ensure activities are responsive to goals and objectives of the activity.
  • 4.     Support M&E teams to ensure project reporting structures are in place to track project deliverables.

Strategic Communication

  • 1.     Represent Project HOPE before relevant government authorities, donors, and others.
  • 2.     Promote Project HOPE’s efforts to relevant stakeholders.



  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience managing donor-funded projects (i.e. USAID, CDC, GAVI, Global Fund, etc). Previous Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in immunization, EPI, HSS, and/or related field, preferably in at least one of the countries of implementation.
  • Leadership skill in designing, managing, and implementing donor-supported programs and ability to manage programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing consortiums and building capacity of local organizations.
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and ability to sustain professional relationships.
  • Previous experience working in Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, or Haiti, with understanding of local health system and solid relationships with government agencies.
  • Experience managing multi-country projects.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that allow for productive cooperation with duty station employees and regional teams.
  • Proficiency in team motivation, including presentations, training, mentoring, and skill transfer.
  • Excellent fluency in written and verbal communication
  • Able to lead a team or project, manage several priorities, and operate with little guidance or supervision.
  • Demonstratable critical and creative thinking skills.



The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands:   

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.

Work environment:

  • May experience the current weather while performing job duties.
  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Expect to travel fifty percent or more of the time.
  • Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.