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EpiC Malawi Project Director

Date Posted: Sep 10, 2021

Job Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting  ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health,  Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth,  Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated  development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S.  territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Director for  the globally-led EpiC project in Malawi. The position will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi

Job description: 

The Project Director will have overall responsibility for administration, program management,  performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all aspects of activities,  under the oversight of the EpiC global management team. S/he will serve as the primary point of  contact for the EpiC Malawi project, liaising closely with the USAID/Malawi mission, MoH, local  partners and other stakeholders. 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. S/he will identify venues to share program successes to strategically advance  EpiC program objectives in Malawi. S/he will be required to coordinate and work with a diverse  group of organizations and stakeholders, such as the DHA, senior government officials, CSOs,  regional health staff, international and national development partner organizations, and the  USAID mission. They will identify innovations and best practices from other contexts that could  be adapted to address some of the challenges in the Malawi setting. The Project Director will  ensure that technical efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and will contribute to the  deliverables in Malawi.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of a Master's level degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management,  Social Work, or Business Administration with a focus on public health, social sciences, or  related field. 
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility  designing, implementing, managing, and leading large development programs involving  multiple partners, stakeholders, and geographic target areas in a developing country;  preference for experience managing USAID and PEPFAR-funded programs.  
  • A minimum of five (5) years of strategic leadership and/or line management experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience designing, implementing, and managing HIV  programming for general populations; preferably in sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience providing specific technical direction and  oversight of the development and management of HIV programs with key populations (KPs).
  • Demonstrated ability, through previous experience, leading a technical activity by using  evidence and conducting data-driven decision making. 
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing a diverse team and excellent interpersonal  and advocacy skills.  
  • Strong management skills and familiarity with tools and systems for effective financial  management, operations, and compliance with award terms and conditions, donor rules and  regulations, and organizational policies and procedures.  
  • Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international  development and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 
  • Excellent communication, writing, and oral presentation skills in English. 
  • Previous experience in Malawi preferred. 
  • Experience in business development and USAID project design preferred. 

How to apply 

Interested candidates may apply online through FHI 360's Career Center at  . Detailed Job Description can be found at FHI 360 careers site. 

Closing date of receiving applications is September 24, 2021. FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity  Employer. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.

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