Project Director (ANGOLA) - NGO

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Program Manager/ Assistants (NGO Sector)

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Employment Type

Full Time







Job Purpose
The Project Director will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the RISE II project in Angola, including coordination of project activities with the National Institute to Fight HIV/AIDS (INLS) and other PEPFAR partners. Through clear project management and liaison with Country Director and country-based staff, the PD will ensure the provision of effective and high-quality assistance, aligned with project objectives, resulting in technically successful programme implementation.  

The position will be based in LUANDA, ANGOLA

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with donors and serve as the liaison to senior leaders in partner organisations.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for USAID/Angola mission for RISE II project. Lead project review meetings and provide proactive updates on RISE II Angola project performance, and work with Country Director to adapt the project to respond to country mission priorities. Participate actively in USG partner meetings.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and expansion of the programme activities in Angola, including strategic innovations related to scaling up of geographical and technical scope, aligned to the donor, MOH, and the organization’s priorities.
  • Manage ongoing expansion of current programming and oversee quality implementation of existing programme services through programmatic assessment and evaluation.
  • Lead and provide technical oversight of the implementation, monitoring, and expansion of project activities, in line with USAID and MOH priorities. Lead the adaptation of Mentor Mother Model innovations for RISE II Angola programming and remain aligned with national guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure quality program implementation. Lead in a monthly analysis of supportive supervision results and other technical assessments; work with Technical Specialist, Provincial Managers and SI Manager to identify quality improvement priorities, capacity building and training needs, and develop capacity building and implementation plans to address gaps.
  • Conduct supportive supervision as required to monitor site-level service delivery; support site-level QI processes as needed. Oversee preparations and follow-ups from PEPFAR SIMS visits.
  • Provide guidance on best practices in the field of PMTCT and RMNCH as applicable to Angola.
  • Lead review of technical documents, training materials and policy briefs in an effort to meet national and U.S. Government guidelines as well as international standards.
  • Produce and lead in the submission of high-quality donor reports, record-keeping, and compliance to all relevant donor requirements.
  • Lead knowledge management of latest developments, publications, research studies and other information generation activities being undertaken both in Africa and globally on PMTCT and related issues
  • Maintain and share up-to-date knowledge and information with colleagues at HQ and country programmes

Required Competencies

  • Advanced skills in strategic and analytical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to work in large, small, and cross-functional teams in a participatory and consensus-oriented environment, as well as on a peer-to-peer basis.
  • Ability to effectively address complex situations using effective interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to handle sensitive issues diplomatically.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to develop detailed technical reports, policy briefs and other documents of substantial length and complexity with minimal errors to present to a range of stakeholders - Donors, Government and NGO Implementing Partners.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to translate organisational vision into concrete action
  • Demonstrated excellent writing ability in English and Portuguese
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


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Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Medicine or Nursing
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Science, or related field will be a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years’ Experience Planning, Managing, and Monitoring RMNCH, PMTCT, HIV or Public Health Programs at a National Level.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic, complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven Experience in writing detailed technical reports, policy briefs and other documents of substantial length and complexity with minimal errors.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Experience implementing USAID/PEPFAR projects in Angola and other African Countries.
  • Ability to conduct relationships with senior-level managers, government officials and public health staff
  • High level of computer literacy (MS Office Suite)
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to: and copy in

Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.