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Project Directors at Jhpiego Nigeria


Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with UNITAIDS, Jhpiego will be implementing a Malaria-in-Pregnancy (MIP) project. This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.

The project will operate over a five-year period. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:

Job Title: Project Director

Location: Abuja


  • The Project Director will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of and reporting on the recipients activities, making key decisions and solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity.
  • This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, Ministry of Health, District Health Management Teams (DHMT5), and national and district stakeholders.


  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure compliance with the project award results and the oversight of project activities to achieve the stated goal, outcomes and outputs
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with the Nigeria Ministry of Health, District Health Management Teams, as well as other malaria
  • pregnancy implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nigeria to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Collaborate closely with WHO and Malaria Medicines Venture to ensure streamlined implementation to achieve project goal, outcomes and outputs
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key Nigerian stakeholders and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the area coverage of lPTp for pregnant women and capacity building
  • Directly implement the project sustainability plan, working closely with Global Fund, PMI, WHO, UNICEF, Ministry of Health and other key counterparts
  • Drive efforts to establish and/or strengthen the national M1P technical advisory group to help maintain momentum and support for the prioritization of MiP and in particular preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women, at community level.
  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to integrated health and its development
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to generate and document data; b) conduct data analysis; c) document results to guide future implementation; and d) any necessary course corrections.
  • Ensure compliance with UNITAID operational policies and regulations

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Administration, International health or a related field; MD preferred.
  • 15+ years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year> that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment and health systems strengthening.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of donor projects, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Application Closing Date
28th March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as on single word document to: [email protected] The title/subject of the email and application should be the position applied for.


  • Applicants that do not adhere to the stated format of application will be disqualified. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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