Team Lead โ€“ COVID-19 India

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the worldโ€™s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.**

Project HOPE is seeking a Team Lead to be part of the COVID-19 Response in India and Nepal. The primary responsibility of the Team Lead is to lead the implementation of services in an emergency setting. The Team Lead will serve as Project HOPEโ€™s official representative in country, ensuring proper coordination with authorities, Ministry of Health (MOH), civil society, and private sector, partners, Donors and full engagement with appropriate coordination mechanisms. S/he will provide strategic direction to the ongoing growth of the response effort for Project HOPE. This position will report directly to the EVP of Global Health and the Director of Emergency Response & Preparedness.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction to the ongoing growth of the response effort through continuous rapid needs assessments and prioritization of interventions based on need, Project HOPE capacity, and available resources.
  • Identify additional opportunities for partnership with Donors, INGOs, local organizations, government agencies, and communities.
  • Manage emergency response team, developing an organizational structure and reporting lines to ensure effective collaboration in the different response areas.
  • Ensure the regular production of quality situational and programmatic reports, closely tracking deliverables. Ensure needs identified are communicated quickly and clearly to support HQ driven resource mobilization. Support the Project HOPE Communications Department through the provision of pictures and impact stories to convey Project HOPEโ€™s successes to a broad audience.
  • Provide overall financial and administrative management of the response effort through implementing partners, building and maintaining budgets, tracking HR rotations, and ensuring accounting procedures, cash management, and procurement activities are conducted in accordance with Project HOPE processes.
  • Ensure accountability to affected populations through the inclusion of local community members and representatives at all stages of the project cycle.


ยท B.A. or Advanced degree in related advanced degree from an established university, or relevant field experience;

ยท 5+ years of project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency / development programs;

ยท 2-3 years of experience in implementing USAID/OFDA/BHA programming.

ยท 2-3 years of experience in a senior-level management position in a field-based post; Significant experience in development programs, mainly in the health and WASH sector;

  • 2-3 years of experience in program development including initial assessment, start-up, staffing, implementation, and close-out
  • Strong network of agencies and individuals active in emergency response capacities;
  • Minimum financial management including preparing and managing budgets, banking activities, contracts and negotiations;
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Experience in hiring and managing local staff effectively
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing, presentation and program development skills;

ยท Outstanding organizational and communication skills;

ยท Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and many administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment;

ยท Computer proficiency should include Word, Excel, and other general experience with software programs.

ยท Fluency in English (written and verbal) required


  • Must be a people person

ยท Has developed strong working relationships with actors in the emergency response

  • Be comfortable interacting with new people and groups both one-on-one and for large gatherings
  • Be able to motivate above in positive collaboration
  • Have the ability to identify and analyze opportunities that contribute to strategic aims, translate them into practical plans and implement them
  • Organize trainings for large group activities with multiple actors and piece parts.

ยท Exercise problem solving skills in day to day and crisis situations

ยท Have resilience and stress management skills for self and team


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: **

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form, and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as โ€œhardship.โ€

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as โ€œhardship.โ€

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

This vacancy is archived.

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