Project Lead Needed At A Local NGO

Project Lead Needed At A Local NGO

Project Lead Needed At A Local NGO


In 2020 the Global Fund Board approved the allocation of USD 8 million to the Strategic Initiative on Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWSI). As a catalytic investment, the AGYWSI aims to ensure that national strategies and Global Fund investments reflect epidemiology and evidence-based interventions that improve HIV prevention outcomes among AGYW, by:

  •  Supporting countries to invest in cost-effective intervention packages that are geographically, and sub-population focused;
  •  Facilitating efficient country adoption of effective and innovative HIV prevention technologies and approaches for AGYW; and
  •  Improving grant performance by building the capacity of implementers.

The AGYW SI has been operationalized under three main components. The first component will invest in cost and program effectiveness assessments to support countries to refine their national HIV prevention packages for AGYW, ensuring the combination of interventions that lead to the optimal HIV prevention outcomes, that are aligned with technical guidance and geographically and sub-population focused. The second component will support countries to address HIV prevention and SRH unmet needs of AGYW by enhancing HIV/SRH system integration and readiness. Finally, the third component will invest in the provision of timely comprehensive and targeted technical assistance to Program Recipients (PRs) and Subrecipients (SRs) of Global Fund investments for AGYW.

Jhpiego will operationalize Component 2 of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Strategic Initiative (AGYW SI). It aims to support countries to design and implement action plans to a subset of five countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

About the Job:

The Project Lead will lead the AGYW SI work in each country and serve as the Jhpiego representative working closely with the Project Director, Global Fund and other national stakeholders. The Project Lead will be responsible for ensuring providing key inputs for their respective country in the contractual deliverables by facilitating multi-stakeholder engagements and advancing Component 2 for their respective country.

Duration: Position ends December 31st 2023

Work Hours: Approximately 50% time, or 20 hours per week.

This is a contractual position and is renewable based on availability of funding and scope of work.


  •  Represent the project with donors, government and other relevant stakeholders
  •  Coordinate project activities in consultation with relevant local stakeholders and Jhpiego home office
  •  Provide strategic and technical leadership in collaboration with other SI leads
  •  Ensure continuous monitoring of program activities, as well as timely and accurate evaluation and reporting of progress toward the achievement of program goals and objectives
  •  Assure the quality and sustainability of interventions is aligned with GF and national priorities
  •  Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems and review outputs for quality control
  •  Present progress, achievements and lessons learned as a representative of Jhpiego to key stakeholders
  •  Work with finance and program staff to develop and track program budgets and to implement activities within approved budgets
  •  Monitor and supervise technical officers and/or short- and long-term consultants contributing to program efforts
  •  Build and maintain productive working relationships with counterparts from GF, MOH and other partners/stakeholders.
  •  Lead development and on time submission of workplans and program reports including quarterly reporting against program indicators

Required Qualifications

  •  Advance degree in public Health
  •  At least 7-8 years’ related experience working on Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health programming
  •  At least five years’ experience in leading and managing donor funded programs and teams
  •  Familiarity with AGYW programs and national polices in Zimbabwe
  •  Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment
  •  Proficiency in analysis, interpretation and visualization of data
  •  Experience leading and contributing to the development of national policies related to AGYW
  •  Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.
  •  Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
  •  Ability and willingness to travel in the country.

Note: Preference for Zimbabwean citizenship. Zimbabwe work authorization required. The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

JHU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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