At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Programs – Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Th Project Director will provide short-term leadership, program management and operational oversight for the implementation and closeout of the program. The Project Director will serve as the primary liaison with Global Fund, partners, and relevant stakeholders. The Project Director will have the primary responsibility in achieving the project’s objectives, managing relationships with partners, meeting all contractual requirements on time and within budget, and leading a successful program closeout in coordination with other Pact teams.
Program Delivery and Leadership
- Oversee the management and leadership to the project to achieve expected project objectives and results within budget and timeframe.
- Serve as the primary liaison with Global Fund portfolio manager and partners.
- Responsible for the submission of high-quality program reports and/or deliverables.
- Ensure close coordination and management of local partners
- Oversee all administrative, operational, and financial functions to support the program.
- Ensure compliance with local labor laws, Pact policies and procedures, and Global Fund regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Provide quality checks for tracking issues, and brainstorming solutions.
- Provide supervision and management to direct reports and ensure coordination within staff and consultants.
- Collaborate with Project Operation to create and manage close out work plan to include programmatic, operational, financial, and HR obligations in compliance with donor requirements and Lesotho labor laws.
- Manage and lead the closeout of the Global Fund project, including the submission of contractual deliverables and maintaining external communications.
- Oversee the development and/or implementation of the closeout budget and workplan.
- Oversee the closeout plans of all local partners and ensuring that all deliverables are met.
- Coordinate and facilitate the project learning activities.
- Ensure the existence of documentation of all program, financial, HR and administrative aspects of the project.
- Ensure closeout coordination with other Pact Departments in Washington, DC.
- Finalize and submit deliverables such as PUDRs, final report, etc. to the donor.
- Develop and implement the project closeout workplan and budget.
- Maintain an update closeout workplan through regular closeout calls.
- Oversee the development and tracking of the financial pipeline.
- Ensure the completion and implementation of partner closeout plans and budgets.
- Experience implementing HIV/AIDS and/or TB projects.
- Experience developing and managing budgets greater than $12M.
- Experience in overseeing project closeouts.
- Experience in and knowledge of international development donor compliance policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Proven record of project management, leadership, change/transformation management, and technical skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with government and civil society partners.
- Experience managing Global Fund budgets, a plus
- Previous senior-level management experience working on Global Fund projects is a plus.
- Experience in and knowledge of using an integrated approach to international development, a plus
- Experience managing implementing partners, a plus
- Experience working in multi-donor environments, a plus
- International work experience, a plus
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development, or related field with 12 or more years of relevant experience, or
- Master’s degree in public health, international development, or related field with 8 or more years of relevant experience,
- At least 8 years of senior-level experience as a Country Director, Deputy Country Director, Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Division Lead, or Project Director for complex project.
- At least 8 years experience working in an international development environment.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
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