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Project Director at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Project Director

Job ID: 21-145
Location: Nigeria
Department: International Programs


  • The successful candidate will be Project Director for an anticipated project under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Global Healthcare Detection and Response Program.
  • The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement.

Job Summary

  • The Project Director will oversee day to day operations and implementation of project activities and coordination across a network of partner hospitals.
  • This project intends to enhance detection and response to infectious disease threats globally by developing networks to implement prevention and containment strategies at local, national, and regional levels. Interventions to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in healthcare, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and COVID-19, will be developed and implemented within networks.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative, operational, and management leadership to all program activities.
  • Responsible for the oversight of program implementation including the timely deployment of program resources to ensure program success and attainment of desired results/indicators.
  • Lead in the selection and training of qualified program staff and staff supervision to ensure effective operations. In collaboration with human resources, select, hire, and supervise staff, assigning roles and responsibilities and managing performance.
  • Ensure the program produces the specified results in the annual work plan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the time and cost restraints.
  • Oversee budget pipeline development and monitoring and conduct monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables.
  • Ensure that the project progresses according to contract and fulfills all contractual obligations.
  • Develop and adhere to a detailed implementation plan in line with the agreed scope of the contract and allocated resources.
  • Manage cross-departmental support to partners at all levels, acting as primary focal point for collaboration with departments such as Grants and Contract Management, Finance, Supply Chain and Logistics, Safety and Security, and more.
  • Coordinate with mission Senior Management Team (SMT) to report out project deliverables and improve quality of implementation
  • Represent the program to external and internal parties including agency SMT members (Field and HQ) as well as Donors.
  • Develop and adhere to a monitoring and evaluation plan for the successive phases of the program to capture project performance and results. Lead a periodic implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific action that may be needed to achieve expected results.
  • Responsible for overall relationship management with partners’ headquarters and project-specific team members; cultivate and maintain positive and effective working relationships, serving as primary focal point for all consortium partners.
  • Ensure full coordination and collaboration is established with the consortium partners, national and sub-national Ministry of Health, and key stakeholders is established.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.


  • Typically, a Medical Degree, with Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


  • Typically, 12+ years of relevant and progressive experience in multi-year health projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings, including at least 7 years in a senior-level positions providing technical assistance and managerial oversight for high-value, complex, multi-year health projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings; specific experience with health systems strengthening in fragile settings is strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of CDC donor regulations and requirements.
  • Progressive leadership in management and proven ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to write technical reports, reviews, program/project documents and conduct presentations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Experience in a senior-level position leading grant, sub-award/sub-contract, and partnership management related to project implementation.
  • Proven experience working with Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels; experience working with multiple partners



How to Apply
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Equal Opportunities

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran

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