Project Director (PD) Job in Uganda


Project Director (PD) Job in Uganda


The Project Director (PD) will report directly to the Country Director and provide strategic program, administrative and financial leadership for ICAP’s proposed CDC project, Enhanced Integrated Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment for Key and Priority Populations in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR. The PD will be the primary point of contact with CDC, regional and local government counterparts, and partner institutions and will foster partnerships and relationships between ICAP, CDC, and other stakeholders. The PD will work to ensure that program activities are completed on time, within budget, and in line with CDC requirements.


  • Ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • Participate actively in the development of innovative approaches to population based surveys.
  • Lead the design of interventions while ensuring the quality and maximum sustainability of all initiatives through effective in-service training and capacity building programs.
  • Lead the annual work planning process and contribute to planning meetings with the donor.
  • Manage a diverse project team of qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals.
  • Oversee all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Drive use of data to track program quality, program outcomes and through targeted evaluations, assess programmatic impact on project goals, in partnership with SI Unit.
  • Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems, review outputs for quality control.
  • Represent the project in all matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with the most senior levels representatives of partner institutions.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with the other USG partners and funders.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the donor.
  • Ensure that all donor reports, and project write ups, including but not limited to success stories and program briefs are data driven and articulate a compelling story.
  • Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including the donor, government officials, and other implementing partners.
  • Prepare briefing documents on the project at the request of the donor or ministries of health.


  • MD, PhD and/or advanced degree in nursing, midwifery, community health, public health, international development or other related field.


  • 10+ years’ experience in design and implementation of HIV programs/ related public health programs in the context of a developing country. Experience in sub-Saharan Africa required.
  • Exhibit a high level of diplomacy while working with government partners at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
  • Strong familiarity and command of USG regulations and compliance.
  • Proven record of superb management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage large, complex projects across multi-country settings.
  • Experience with PEPFAR policy program planning and design. CDC programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with “Project Director – Uganda” in the subject line.