Job Type

Full Time


Details: Compensation: ITPC provides a competitive salary package based on candidate’s experience and skills.



Application Deadline



Unit 48, The Office Fairground Building
Plot 64517
PO Box 403275


Is this You?

You are an extremely well-organized leader that is able to deliver results under pressure. You learn quickly; you love planning as much as execution - you know how to take a large project from start to finish while ensuring maximum impact and managing people from various backgrounds. You can lead and manage. You are able to exercise professional judgment and, if necessary, implement tough decisions. You know how to prioritize in the face of competing issues, remain balanced in the face of stress and have a sense of humor. You are flexible yet efficient and are able to excel in a constantly changing external environment like advocacy, that often requires frequent strategy adjustments. – THEN APPLY!

Job Description

ITPC is seeking a senior director to lead a large project aiming to remove intellectual property (IP) barriers to market entry of affordable anti-HIV, HCV and TB generics in middle-income countries. The project will be implemented in partnership with eight partner organizations covering seventeen developing countries. As the project lead, ITPC will provide financial & technical support to partner organizations so that they can carry out their advocacy campaigns and interventions to remove IP barriers and improve access to treatment. This innovative 3-year project is part of ITPC’s Make Medicines Affordable campaign.

The Project Director will oversee the entire project and report directly to ITPC’s Director of Global Programs and Advocacy. On a daily basis, the Project Director will work closely with ITPC’s Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead.

There are no geographical restrictions on where this post is based, however applicants in the GMT time zone will be preferred.

Main Responsibilities

Project management:

  • Oversee the programmatic and financial performance of the project
  • Be accountable for delivering a quality project on time, to budget and which meets or exceeds milestones
  • Write, collate, edit, finalize and submit timely comprehensive reports
  • Work collaboratively with team and closely with the project’s technical lead and finance team to maximize project impact
  • Develop operational systems and processes aligned to donor requirements
  • Demonstrate appropriate technical/thematic input to project delivery
  • With team, ensure visibility of the project at national, regional and international levels
  • Represent the project at national, regional and international conferences

Consortium and people management:

  • Build and motivate a project team
  • Recruit and mentor project staff as needed
  • Supervise project staff in different time zones (distance management)
  • Performance frameworks, assessments etc.
  • Ensure that staff are motivated and on the correct trajectory to meet donor deadlines
  • Coach and support project-based staff and consultants as determined by projects and contracts

Donor and contract management:

  • Serve as the focal point for the project donor with the consortium
  • Build strong and credible relationship with donor and all stakeholders
  • Apply a risk management/mitigation approach to project delivery
  • Ensure all donor compliance requirements and agreed targets for spend, deliverables and impacts are met in collaboration with project team leads


• Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field with a minimum of 8 years of experience working in an international context, nonprofit, philanthropic sector or related field is required.

• Demonstrated experience managing complex multi country contracts and multi-million US$ budgets (programmatic, technical & financial) with organizations from developing countries is required.

  • Previous work with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Unitaid – a plus.

• Must have the ability to be flexible with work time and scheduling.

• Must have the ability to travel 40% of total work time.

• Commitment to ITPC’s mission and to the health and human rights of all people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS is essential.

• Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge on intellectual property, access to medicines and more generally the response to the three epidemics (HIV, HCV or TB)
  • Campaign and advocacy


• Outstanding interpersonal skills, demonstrating high levels of personal integrity and professional credibility.

• Excellent leadership and people management skills.

• Intuitive balance between macro and micro perspective when implementing a project (strong attention to detail is in the context of the bigger picture).

• Ability to develop innovative solutions under resource-constrained settings.

• Tolerance for ambiguity; adaptability; ability to move a project forward in a changing and uncertain environment.

• Advanced computer skills, particularly MS Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

• Strong written and oral communication (including presentation) skills in English. In addition to English, ability to work in any one of the following languages: French, Spanish, Thai, Russian or Portuguese.

• Comfort working collaboratively and managing staff both in-person & virtually (using Zoom, Skype and other tools).

• Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds and perspectives (Inter-culturalism (teams embedded in different cultures/countries).

• Exceptionally quick learner (technical content and people/teams).

Persons living with HIV and/or HCV and who are from key affected populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


ITPC provides a competitive salary package based on candidate’s experience and skills.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To Apply

Send resume with cover letter to with the subject line “Project Director – Application: LAST NAME, First Name” no later than November 12, 2018 18:00 SAST. No phone calls please, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.