The Project Director will provide leadership and project oversight for a Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) project that will be implemented in multiple countries across several regions. The project aims to improve prevention of avoidable epidemics including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens; improve ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting, characterizing, and reporting emerging public health threats; and respond rapidly and effectively to public health threats of international concern. This includes strengthening the capacity of national laboratory systems, surveillance systems, human resources, and emergency response operations. The project will operate over an anticipated five-year period.
The Project Director will oversee a team providing quality technical, operational, and financial oversight for core activities and direct technical assistance and capacity building support to country-level programs. S/he will provide overall strategic leadership and vision for the Jhpiego-led team and will manage long- and short-term technical expertise across all result areas, and ensure the project meets the stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he 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 project’s main point of contact with CDC on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies. The Project Director will be based within the Jhpiego, Baltimore/DC office and international travel will be required.
This position is contingent upon award from CDC