[Vacancy]: Deputy Project Director Needed at Heartland Alliance

February 1, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Summary

The Deputy Project Director is responsible for supporting the overall Expansion of Community HIV Response in Nigeria through Civil Society Organizations activity, management, and providing technical leadership and oversight for task order implementation at the project’s locations, facility and community level of HIV/AIDS service delivery. S/he will deputize for the Project Director in his/her absence and will be primarily responsible for government/stakeholder engagement and advocacy.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as program technical lead and provide technical inputs into program activities, including program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in coordination with the Project Director. Support research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.
  • Ensure that program activities reflect the best practices of CDC, GON, PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and WHO guidelines.
  • Supports the promotion of synergy between sub-awardees inputs and ensures the right partner skills are harnessed in the most efficient way to deliver targeted, effective, high-quality implementation.
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, with recommendations for appropriate adjustments in programs and operations, that are subsequently implemented in response to CDC/Nigeria technical and managerial direction.
  • Serve as alternate liaison to CDC, consortium partners, Government agencies, project stakeholders, other national and international stakeholders as well as other counterparts in the public and private sectors on the project.
  • Coordinate the training needs assessment of technical partners and other staff with a view to supporting personnel development through capacity building.


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Management, Social Work, with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field. A first degree in Medicine is preferred.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health and HIV and TB service delivery programs. This should be inclusive of a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in working on community engagement, mobilization, advocacy, or related activities under a United State Government (USG) funded activity that includes program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability and competency to effectively work with community leaders and organizations, and effectively coordinate with a range of stakeholders including government, and other civil society organizations, and the private sector.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government program management regulations; and
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication, and organizational skills in English.

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