Project Director (Eswatini)

The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

As a result, the Center is recruiting a Project Director for the anticipated five year PEPFAR funded Comprehensive Community-based Programming to Maintain HIV Epidemic Control in Eswatini project. This position is contingent upon contract award and funding.

Job Location:  Mbabane, Eswatini

Job Overview:  

The Project Director will be responsible for the overall management of the project including liaising with the donor; coordinating and leading partners; supervising members of the project team; and overseeing project implementation, financial and administrative oversight, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership for successful implementation of project activities.
  • Ensures that the program is technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with donor and stakeholders’ priorities. 
  • Provides oversight of program implementation including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance.
  • Oversees the selection and training of qualified program staff, assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations.
  • Ensures the project produces the specified results in the annual workplan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the timeline and budget parameters. 
  • Oversees budget pipeline development and budget monitoring. 
  • Conducts monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables and obligations. 
  • Ensures that the project progresses in accordance to its contractual obligations and complies with donor regulations and internal organizational policies
  • Supports the Country Resident Director by advising on program management, organizational development, pre-service education, in-service training, capacity building, and collaboration among Government, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Advises on primary care and community health services to people living with HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and other chronic diseases.
  • Establishes and manages a team with all the relevant disciplines and operational staff, including team building and counterpart identification within Ministries and partners.
  • Develops a detailed implementation plan in line with the agreed scope and resources.
  • Oversees development of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the successive phases of the project to capture project performance and results.

Required Qualifications and Competencies 

  • Advanced degree (minimum, Master’s degree) in a relevant field from an accredited university.
  •  Minimum 8 years of experience in a leadership position managing health programs in developing countries with at least five of which managing USG (preferably PEPFAR funded) projects.
  • Experience managing, designing, implementing, and evaluating clinical HIV/AIDS programs
  • Technical/clinical expertise and/or program management skills in community and clinical HIV/AIDS with strong preference for candidates with experience integrating the two.
  • Strong preference for candidates with expertise/experience in health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, and human capacity development.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience leading HIV/AIDS or related public health intervention programming 

Instructions for Submitting Application:

  1. All applications should be submitted electronically to
  2. Applications should include 3 references that are familiar with applicant’s work experience preferably in the last 5 years. References should include contact information including daytime phone and e-mail address.
  3. All applications should include a cover letter that details one’s suitability for the job highlighting key functional areas, expected qualifications and experiences.
  4. Candidates should attach a 4-page CV/Resume that highlights one’s key achievements in areas relevant to the job.
  5. Deadline for application is December 17, 2021, 5 PM Eswatini Time. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  6. Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact through its local entity Georgetown Global Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other status variable.