Jhpiego Project Director in Baltimore, Maryland

The Project Director will oversee all aspects of the Project Management Unit – PMA 2.0 focusing on the following objectives:

  • Build financial and project management capacity of local institutions to promote sustainability

  • Provide overall financial and project management support to the PMA 2.0 project

  • Oversee development and implementation of communications and marketing plan to improve buy-in and long term sustainability of PMA 2.0 product

    Implementation will include: issuing and managing sub-awards (contracts, payments, monitoring compliance, reviewing deliverables, on-site monitoring, etc.), building project and financial management capacity of implementing partners so they can “graduate” from capacity building support, monitoring and reporting on in-country PMA 2.0 implementation costs, providing on the ground logistical and project management support to implementing partners as needed, supporting expansion to new countries, tracking overall global work-plan and schedule, developing and implementing a sustainability plan, and supporting PMA’s and business development efforts.

The technical portion of PMA 2.0 will be led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and this position will work in close collaboration with that team, and be co-located with them.


  • Lead technical and program design

  • Provide budget inputs

  • Direct communication with donor

  • Support development of proposals to additional donors who want to “buy in” to PMA 2.0


  • Lead project management start-up workshop for Core PMA 2.0 team and in-country teams

  • Develop and oversee implementation of start-up work plan and milestones

  • Oversee development of global PMA 2.0 Project Charter, and country level Project Charters

  • Mentor program staff in start-up processes

  • Conduct start-up after action reviews


  • Track and manage project management standards for project

  • Review/revise workplans and budgets

  • Review and escalate quality concerns (technical, project management, financial management, compliance)

  • Direct project communication needs

  • Ensure long term sustainability plan developed and implemented

  • Ensure knowledge management for project


  • Conduct close out of projects as needed, and mentor program staff and track close-outs

  • Conduct After Action Reviews for project


  • Hiring manager as needed for new staff in headquarters

  • Supervise programs staff

  • Orientation for new Jhpiego program staff on the project

  • Coordinate general funds requests for project

  • Coordinate completion of monthly leadership team reports

  • Develop systems to improve program management for project

  • Participate in meetings with other departments to troubleshoot problems

  • Track and manage project LOE needs

  • Coordinate/ plan project meetings

  • Trainer on project management

  • Mentor Program Officers on PM@Jhpiego tools

  • Advanced degree, preferably in public health or related field

  • Certified in PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula) or PMD Pro (or will be within 60 days of hire)

  • 10 years’ increasingly responsible experience at PO level

  • Proven experience successfully managing large complicated public health projects (e.g., multiple partners, difficult donor relations, low in-country capacity) by at least 4 different types of donors, including one USG donor in multiple countries with experience

  • Proven experience successfully supporting new program development

  • Served as program lead on at least 5 proposals – including budget inputs

  • Successfully served as proposal writer on 4 proposals >$10M (e.g., USAID bi-laterals)

  • Experience working at least 2 years overseas with Jhpiego or another NGO

  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff

  • Experience training

  • Proven experience successfully dealing with challenging situations (HR, fraud, donor, etc.)

  • Experience representing Jhpiego at high level meetings

  • Strong understanding of at least 5 technical areas Jhpiego works in

  • Deep understanding of financial management principles

  • Knowledge USG rules and regulations

  • Experience with Office 365

  • Understanding of Jhpiego’s strategy, work, processes

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Team building skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse groups

  • Strong communication and presentation skills: developing communication products (success stories, FB posts, briefs, PowerPoint presentations)

  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff

  • Proven leadership skills

  • A commitment to customer service and to supporting a positive team culture

  • Travel: Ability to travel 30%

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Contractual financial management experience

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Fluenct French language skills

ID: 2018-3329

External Company URL: www.jhpiego.org