Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

West Africa, with travel throughout various West African countries.

Johns Hopkins University

Center for Communication Programs


The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is seeking a Project Director to head-up a UNITAID-funded project designed to catalyze the market introduction of next generation LLINs.  The project will:

  • Generate epidemiological evidence to enable the assessment of next-generation LLINs in line with the revised WHO evaluation process for vector control tools, as a pre-requisite for the development of WHO policy recommendations; and
  • Pilot implementation of next-generation LLINs to set the stage for accelerated uptake if and when a positive WHO policy recommendation is made. This includes:
    • studies of cost-effectiveness and other operational issues, to guide country deployment decisions; and
    • priming the market for future deployment through increased volumes and potentially other market introduction/shaping activities that could facilitate price reductions.

This will be facilitated through the provision of a time-limited co-payment mechanism to allow countries to maintain their overall LLIN coverage while deploying these potentially more expensive tools.

The Project Director will oversee technical, programmatic, and administrative aspects of the program; mentor staff and oversee teams and lead short-term technical assistance (STTA) in areas of their expertise. S/he will lead proposal and strategic partnership development and donor cultivation. S/he will also lead and oversee high-level strategy design and implementation and proposal development.

S/he will also be responsible for coordinating internally with other CCP units to integrate workflow into existing HR, Program, Finance, R&E and KM systems, as appropriate. S/he will provide technical support and direction to senior staff as needed and technical assistance to in-country programs as appropriate.  The Project Director is expected to uphold quality standards in project work at all levels, proactively identifying, communicating, and generating solutions for challenges as they arise.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required. Six years related experience required. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education. Demonstrated leadership in technical area.: International experience, Foreign language abilities, required; management expertise.

Travel:  Approximately 40%. Must be able to travel to sometimes difficult places.

Helping people make healthy choices has been the goal of CCP since its formal opening in 1988. CCP’s powerful programming, teaching and research has touched a billion people. Today, CCP has over 60 projects that reach people in more than 40 countries and has yearly expenditures of over $100 million. CCP is based within the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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