Team Leader HIV/HCV

Geneva, Switzerland

[Closing date: 12 October 2015]


Position Objectives / Person Specification

The Team Leader of HIV/HCV will play a senior management role on the HIV/HCV team in the development of HIV/HCV projects. S/he will be responsible for operational delivery of the disease strategies through implementation of projects in all stages of the development process. S/he will work closely in collaboration with the HIV/HCV Program Leader and be empowered to take project-related day-to-day decisions and guide the project in absence of the Program Leader.  As a Team Leader s/he will be expected to maintain frequent interaction with team members and to directly oversee the use of DNDi resources for given projects. S/he will be part of the strategic disease team where programmatic strategic directions are established and decisions made for both disease areas.

S/he will report to the HIV/HCV Program Leader.


Specific Job Responsibilities

Manage operational aspects of the HIV/HCV program

  • Coordinates team members on a regular basis to help them meet program milestones
  • Develop project plans and budgets with the Head of Disease and relevant team members.
  • Monitor milestones, critical success factors, and key performance indicators for project evaluation with partners.
  • Ensure effective and cost-efficient use of DNDi resources
  • Update the HIV/HCV Program Leader on progress of individual projects and budgets on a regular basis and present interim reviews
  • Chair extended disease team meetings


Contribute to the strategic aspects of the program:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationship with industrial partners
  • Manage external relationships with partners including manufacturers
  • Play a leadership role on the strategic disease team, chaired by the Program Leader
  • Develop and monitor risk management strategy and plans
  • Prepare materials for presentation to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)  and at interim and formal reviews


Other roles in DNDi

  • Serve as the focal point together with the Program Leader for specific teams communication, advocacy, access and fundraising strategy of DNDi
  • Carry out specific projects assigned by the Program Leader

Qualifications/ Person Specification

The ideal candidate for this position will coordinate team members with strong project management skills and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience. S/he will have Master’s degree in Business Administration, Law, Public Affairs, or other relevant fields.  S/he will also have proven management skills and a background in international research collaborations especially with industrial partners.
The Project Manager will be based in Geneva and must be prepared for work related travel.


To apply

Please send via email only a letter explaining why you are applying for this post and an up-to-date copy of your CV/resume to

For the full position description and additional information about DNDi please visit our website at

Accepting applications until 12th October 2015

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.