Country Director provides vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s programs in Rwanda. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation for country programs and achieving the planned results. The Country Director works closely with the Ministry of Health / Rwanda Biomedical Center to streamline efforts and ensure complementarities of projects, serves as the primary point of contact for donors including USAID, Ministry of Health / Rwanda Biomedical Center, stakeholders and partners and is responsible for managing relationships and collaboration with international and local partners. The Country Director also ensures timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, financial oversight, and new program development.
Country Director will also serve as Chief of Party (COP) or Project Director (PD) to specific projects, as required/appropriate. As a COP, the Country Director will provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for projects funded by USG or non-USG donors across technical areas including malaria, maternal, and newborn health (MNH), reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP), infection prevention and control (IPC), health systems strengthening, etc. The COP/PD will have the overall responsibility for leadership, management and reporting of project activities, and will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the main point of contact with donors on routine and strategic matters. The COP/PD will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies.