Project Director

Panagora Group, Zambia

Skill RequiredProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th February, 2018

Job Description

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development, seeks a Project Director for an anticipated USAID-funded learning and evaluation project in Zambia for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) program. Applicants are required to have experience working with USAID. This is a full-time position located in Zambia.

Responsibilities of the Project Director will include:

  • Overall leadership management and general technical direction of the project, ensuring an integrated understanding among different components and actor
  • High-level technical oversight of all learning, evaluation, and data activities, translating relevant information into SUN program improvements
  • Overseeing and contributing to the project’s learning agenda and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) activities, including focused studies for experimental and operational research and cost-benefit analysis
  • Ensuring high quality deliverables, and relevant and timely reporting
  • Participating and engaging in technical meetings and dissemination events, maintaining positive relationships with key mission, government and private-sector partners


  • At least 15 years of experience in international development preferred, including experience and/or technical knowledge in designing, managing, and evaluating multi-million-dollar development projects
  • At least 5 years of experience directing a USAID-funded project preferred, especially in the public health, agricultural development and/or nutrition sectors, demonstrating professional interaction and ability to work with senior USAID staff and host-government officials at various levels
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in research and data collection, CLA and knowledge management, including translating data into program improvements
  • Ability to build, manage and motivate teams to achieve learning and results, including experience supervising long-term field staff and short-term U.S., third country, and local experts
  • Detailed knowledge of USAID programming, administrative, financial management, and/or acquisitions and assistance policies and procedures
  • A graduate degree in international development or related technical field; a research-focused degree highly desired
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills are required
  • Prior experience working in Zambia strongly preferred


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