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Project Director - Arlington, VA

Company: John Snow, Inc
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Category: Direct hire, paid in USPosting Date: 12/14/2022Deadline Date: 03/31/2023Description The Project Director (PD) is a full-time position based in the Washington, DC office. The PD is responsible for the overall strategic vision, leadership, technical quality, and management of the USAID-funded Enhancing Local Action for Nutrition Excellence (ELANE). They will work closely with all directors to ensure quality implementation of activities and achievement of project outcomes and impact. They will interact closely with USAID, implementing partners, host country governments, international donor agencies, and ELANE partners to establish sustainable leadership, legacy, and linkages for multi-sectoral nutrition (MSN) programming worldwide. They will be the liaison and first line of contact with the USAID and have primary responsibility for determining overall project strategy, goals, and objectives in consultation with USAID and partners RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide overall leadership and coordination in planning, implementation, and evaluation of all ELANE activities, including strategic planning, work planning, program development, and management to ensure timely achievement of ELANE results and completion of all deliverables;
  • Oversee strategic planning of program activities to support program objectives and technical initiatives. Supervise programmatic, technical, and administrative operations of the program, including decision-making for resource allocation, program priorities and evaluation;
  • Oversee implementation and evaluation of all program activities, including program M&E activities that incorporate lessons learned using CLA approaches into all ELANE activities;
  • Serve as ELANE's chief technical representative with USAID and international agencies and institutions and cultivate strategic relationships with USAID, global and regional institutions, donors, private sector entities, government ministries, and other stakeholders;
  • Leverage external resources for achieving cost-share goals, including public-private partnerships;
  • Develop strong relationships with USAID missions and key stakeholders in countries to leverage field support and subcontract resources and build the capacity of technical assistance providers;
  • Manage consortium partners to ensure coordinated inputs from collaborators into program's technical quality and management, ensuring transparency, strong communication, and staff development;
  • Ensure project financial and contractual systems and controls comply with generally accepted accounting practices and USAID standards, including timely reporting to USAID and partners;
  • Represent ELANE interests at meetings and conferences and increase global support for nutrition best practices by advocating with key multi- and bi-lateral partners and country stakeholders;
  • Manage external communications and dissemination of information about activities, achievements, and lessons learned;
  • Motivate and guide all ELANE staff, assuring that all personnel efforts are aimed toward achieving ELANE goals, objectives, and results;
  • Supervise the senior management team members.QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum of 15 years international public health experience, over 10 years of program management experience and an advanced degree in a related field, such as public health, agriculture, or nutrition;
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, and strong communications and interpersonal skills;
    • Previous work experience with USAID required;
    • Experience designing, coordinating, implementing, and managing large and/or complex MSN multi-country programs;
    • Expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers;
    • Previous experience working with global and regional partners, organizations and institutions;
    • Deep understanding of maternal and child nutrition, health, agriculture, and food security sectors.Salary commensurate with experience.Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online -by 03/31/2023.No phone calls please.
      Principals only please.As a recipient of federal funds, JSI must adhere to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors) , which requires covered employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Covered employees are defined as US-based staff who are or will be physically present in a US office or telecommuters who currently reside in the US. Applicants requesting consideration for religious and/or medical exemption will be considered.JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative ActionEmployer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providingequal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employeeswithout regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed,religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation,sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, orprotected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

      If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran andunable to apply online for an available position, you may submit yourrequest for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at 617-482-9485.

      Please read this notice entitled Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law , and this "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement .

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