Project Director

FHI 360, Tanzania

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th October, 2019

Job Description

Project Description:

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.

The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and work out of the FHI 360 office. Preference is for Tanzanian nationals or professionals already residing in Tanzania.

Job Description

The Project Director will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation of HIV prevention and case finding activities, under the oversight of the EpiC Management Team at HQ. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for the key and vulnerable populations (KVP) HIV service delivery program with the USAID/Tanzania Activity Manager. S/he will provide technical and management leadership to the project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals within budget. The Project Director will also be responsible for maintaining regular communication with EpiC HQ staff and manage a locally based team to drive efficient and compliant program operations including implementing partners. The Project Director will manage and provide oversight to implementing partners in Tanzania, and provide technical and programmatic oversight directly to the activity areas as well as liaise with and foster relationships with senior government officials (including national and local departments of health), dignitaries, other USAID programs, executives of CSOs, and the for-profit business community. S/he will ensure that technical activities adhere to quality standards from Government of Tanzania (GoT), WHO and PEPFAR. S/he will ensure the project works closely with the NACP team, regional leadership, community health management teams, PEPFAR and other partners such as other USG agencies and non-USG donors.

The following are the preferred qualifications for the position:

  • Master’s or postgraduate degree in management, international development, public health policy, or a related field;
  • 10 years of experience in a senior management position for large (approximately $5M per year), complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as HIV prevention, care and treatment among key and vulnerable populations, preferably in Tanzania;
  • 10 years of relevant experience with progressively increasing responsibility in planning, managing, leadership and evidence-based decision making of similar HIV/AIDS service delivery programs;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making;
  • At least three years of experience managing HIV service delivery programs, preferably in Tanzania;
  • At least three years of successful experience interacting with Tanzanian Government at national, provincial, and/or district levels;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community; and
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners, and proven ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • ​Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of project management experience.
  • Certification in project management preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrated talent management, strategic planning, performance management, staff development, and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • Experience operating in insecure environments.
  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Typical Physical Demands: Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used: Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.


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