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Project Manager – PEPFAR

Opportunity Type: ,
Location: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Salary: Not provided
Opening Date: January 12, 2017
Closing Date: Open ended

Reports to: Director of Clinical Programs, Zanmi Lasante

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. 

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

General Responsibilities:

Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante seeks a Project Manager for a five-year health initiative in Haiti funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Under a major Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, this project aims to support direct delivery of integrated HIV and TB clinical-based services in the Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite of Haiti. Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services for Zanmi Lasante and the PEPFAR Chief of Party, the PEPFAR Project Manager is responsible for managing day-to-day project implementation, preparing reports and other communications to CDC and coordinating among the many teams involved in the project. The Project Manager will be the lead administrative point person for the project. The Project Manager will be based fulltime in Haiti.  He/she will work directly with the ZL staff (executives, clinicians, and members of the MEQ, finance, and programs teams) and coordinate with PIH headquarters in Boston, to support the Chief of Party and Technical Leadership in successfully carrying out project goals and developing all deliverables requested by the funder on time and on budget.

Specific Responsibilities:

25% Project Implementation Assistance

  • Provide accompaniment, including detailed planning and direction when necessary, to Zanmi Lasante staff in implementing PEPFAR project activities according to the funder-approved plans and budget and the strategic direction of project leadership.
  • Coordinate the various project teams, including technicians, specialists, administrative and operational personnel at multiple sites to work in unison to complete project deliverables and to ensure quality of health service delivery in the areas of HIV/AIDS and TB/MDRTB.
  • Work with project leadership, the ZL PMO and the PIH Boston compliance team to ensure responsible management of project activities and recordkeeping in full compliance with donor guidelines and PIH/ZL policy, and to ensure award performance.

75% Report Writing & Deliverable Development

  • Draft and edit requests for continued PEPFAR funding, interim progress reports, Country Operational Plans, scopes of work and any other written deliverables/narratives requested by the funder, for review by project leadership.
  • Work with the Programs, MEQ, and Finance teams to develop content for narrative, indicator, and financial deliverables.
  • Assist project leadership to ensure that all deliverable requirements are met and timelines followed.
  • Coordinate with ZL and Boston finance teams to ensure that record keeping is accurate and financial reports are correct, complete and timely submitted.
  • Liaise with Programs, Finance, and Procurement teams to ensure US Government compliance of the award terms and conditions.
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed.


  • Master’s degree required (in Public Health or relevant field).
  • At least 5 years of experience and demonstrated track record in administrative management of US Government-funded development/global health projects.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to articulate ZL’s mission, project objectives, and resource needs persuasively to funders.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple deliverables, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
  • Excellent attention to detail in all work.
  • Professional level French and English language skills.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.