Country Program Director, TIDE Program Cameroon

Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, Georgetown University

About the organization

The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own and sustain interventions.


CGHPI has recently received an award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to support HIV response efforts in Cameroon for achievement of HIV epidemic control to implement a program titled Translating Data and Evidence into Impact (TIDE). As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for a field based Country Program Director to lead implementation activities in Cameroon.

He/she will be the overall in-country lead and key contact for all programmatic and technical matters related to the program and is responsible for ensuring delivery of program strategy and outcomes. Under guidance of the Principal Investigator and Center leadership, the Program Director develops and executes agreed program strategy. In addition the PD continually updates the program implementation plan, provides daily guidance to the program component leads and ensures technical components work effectively together to meet all deliverables. The Project Director is also responsible for: developing capacity of staff, strengthening key partnerships, ensuring performance and representing the Center and University with the Government of Cameroon through the Ministry of Health and other agencies, in-country US CDC office, and other local and international organizations. The Project Director is held responsible for effective and efficient deployment of program resources and ensuring overall accountability within Cameroon.


Requirements and Qualifications

* At least a Master’s degree in medicine plus post graduate training in public health or health systems management.
* At least 5 years of experience in a leadership position in a comparable organization
* Previous experience working as Chief of Party, Program Director or Country Director
* Excellent writing skills
* Experience in strategic planning and program implementation
* Experience implementing HIV/AIDS and/or related disease programs
* Familiarity with PEPFAR programming and working knowledge of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
* Proven leadership and management experience including supervising senior professionals
* Proficiency in French language is a MUST in addition to English proficiency
* Experience working and living in Cameroon

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested applicants should send a current CV, cover letter, and references to CGHPI at [email protected] Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

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