Program Director, Key Populations Investment Fund



Program Director, Key Populations Investment Fund


Department Name

Program Delivery

Pact Overview

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact seeks a Program Director for the anticipated Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF) for the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Health Diplomacy (OGAC). The KPIF has been established to support the scale up of key population (KP)-led community approaches to enhance and expand quality HIV/AIDS services for key populations. KPIF ultimately seeks to create quality service delivery that leads to increased HIV testing, improved linkage to HIV prevention and treatment services, and viral load suppression to mitigate the HIV epidemic among these populations.

Position Purpose

The Program Director will provide overall leadership, management and guidance for implementation of the KPIF mechanism. S/he will be responsible for the overall aspects of program implementation and performance, both technical and managerial. S/he will work closely with OGAC and KPIF partners to achieve the project’s vision and strategy, manage critical relationships with other key stakeholders to maximize synergy and collaboration, and ensure the meaningful participation of KPs in the delivery of a high quality program. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary relationship manager and liaison with OGAC, including responding to information requests and overall reporting on the KPIF mechanism.
  • Provide technical oversight of the program and individual activities to ensure adherence to evidence-based interventions and best practices.
  • Coordinate with project partners and key stakeholders, including with the US government, at the country level, and within Pact, in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the KPIF project team, including program management, grants management, and monitoring and evaluation staff.
  • Lead planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting, ensuring rapid roll-out and supervision of activities at central and country levels.
  • Oversee financial management and procurement, including delivery, management, and monitoring of sub-grants to local KP-focused community-based organizations.
  • Ensure that sub-grantees receive the organizational and technical capacity development needed to successfully complete their grant-funded activities.
  • Monitor performance of KPIF sub-grants and make recommendations to OGAC regarding scale-up potential.
  • Ensure compliance with and implementation of all donor-related, Pact, and project specific policies.
  • Provide effective performance management, mentoring, and coaching for project staff under his/her direct supervision.
  • Frequent international travel to KPIF countries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Development, Development Policy or related field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience managing US government-funded health project projects focused on HIV and AIDS programming, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa and with substantial experience working with key population groups.
  • Proven experience implementing high-volume sub-granting programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity development assistance in one or more of the following areas: HIV prevention, care and treatment for key populations; services delivery and demand creation with key populations; gender; stigma reduction and advocacy for key populations; financial management; budget planning; strategic management support; communications support.
  • Proven experience implementing KP-focused programs and working with KP-oriented community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience with similarly complex projects involving coordination with multiple programs and partner institutions, including delivering at pace and managing demands from multiple stakeholders.
  • Financial and operational management skills, including managing and supervising teams.
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US government policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Ability to travel within country or regionally and internationally, as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working directly with OGAC/PEPFAR
  • Identification as a member of a key population (men who have sex with men, transgender, or sex worker)

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-26

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