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Deputy Project Director

Date Posted: Mar 05, 2021

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Institutional Background

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego has been working in Malawi since 1999 implementing a wide - range of interventions in maternal health, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Current projects include facility and community-based HIV testing services, and HIV prevention

Jhpiego intends to recruit suitable and a qualified staff for the vacant positions below:     


Post: Deputy Project Director (1 post) Lilongwe 


The Deputy Project Director is responsible for supporting the technical direction and management oversight with the Project Director in the areas of HIV testing, prevention, linkage to care, and treatment, VMMC, and DREAMS initiatives for adolescent girls and young women under the DoD funded project. S/he will ensure delivery of quality interventions that adhere to latest evidence, best practices, and national and international guidelines; and that comply with PEPFAR, donor and Jhpiego requirements. S/he will be responsible for providing strategic technical leadership and direction and management to regional teams to achieve daily, weekly and quarterly project targets, identifying and driving innovative approaches for a highly targeted approach to HTS that ensures linkage to and adherence in HIV care and treatment. S/he will be responsible for representing the project and the Project Director in various meetings and ensuring collaboration with the donor and other partners/stakeholders, working closely with Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure alignment with their priorities. S/he will ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation and reporting to the donor, MOH and within Jhpiego. S/he will supervise a team of highly qualified staff and will report to the Project Director and act in his absence.



Required Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies


  • Clinical background (nursing, or MD required);
  • Clinical background (nursing, or MD required);
  • Master’s degree in public health, or equivalent (Required);
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in HIV testing, prevention, care and/or treatment programs in Malawi;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large USG-supported public health projects and budgets.
  • Experience in designing and managing complex HIV/AIDS prevention programs, with 6+ years of progressively more responsible management experience;
  • Experience of supervising, supporting and coaching staff in all aspects related to HIV prevention, care and treatment;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Malawi’s healthcare systems and solid experience of working in Malawi and understanding of the country context in particular within the HIV programming context;
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management;
  • Experience of working under PEPFAR funded programs, and USG donor’s regulations;
  • Ability to travel within Malawi and internationally;
  • Strong in PEPFAR M&E systems.
  • Understands PEPFAR reporting systems especially for VMMC, HIV Treatment and Care program
  • Highly articulate in written and spoken English with effective communication skills, instilling trust and confidence, and 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;
  • Motivated, passionate, and hardworking; and
  • Proven experience in technical writing, including but not limited to abstracts.

How to apply:


Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), and names and contact details of direct supervisors:




not later than 18th March ,2021. “Position title must be indicated as the subject as well as preferred duty station


Jhpiego appreciates all candidates, Malawian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered 

Jhpiego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to tough international child safeguarding standards.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

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