Department: West and Central Africa
Date: August 2012
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit www.psi.org.
PSI seeks an experienced Chief of Party to lead activities under a large malaria project. The Chief of Party should have significant leadership, management and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing large donor funded projects; a commitment to capacity building; and experience successfully implementing international health programs centered around malaria prevention and treatment, particularly in post-conflict settings. This position will be based in Kinshasa, DRC and will oversee a management team in the DRC office as well as key focal points throughout DRC. This position will report to the Country Director of PSI/ASF.
- Oversee the management and implementation of a large malaria project covering distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated nets, treatment opportunities through the private sector, and capacity building of the DRC’s National Malaria Control Program
- Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with donors, implementing partners, DRC government entities and the private sector
- Serve as the focal point for engaging in policy dialogue with the MOH centrally in conjunction with donors on key issues relevant to service delivery within DRC
- Oversee the submission of high-quality periodic reporting in line with donor and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports, forecasting etc…)
- Ensure the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with donor standards.
- Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with technical and implementing partners, including capacity building and technical assistance.
- Provide oversight of policy and technical guidance to implementing partners to ensure quality of service provision and alignment of priorities
- Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments.
- Oversee the development of synthesizing and disseminating lessons learned from projects between implementing partners
- Assist the Country Representative with other duties as necessary
- Masters degree in public health, business administration, international development or related field
- 10+ years of demonstrated success in leadership and management of large, donor-funded international development projects preferably in Africa, as well as 5 years of experience in malaria in developing countries
- Knowledge of health delivery systems in the public and private sectors as well as solid understanding of malaria- and child health-related issues
- Broad understanding of public health in West and Central Africa (preferably in the DRC)
- Demonstrated knowledge of donor contract implementation
- Exceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably managing complex public health sector activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions
- Experience with advocacy within government and non government channels
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent management skills
- Fluency in English and French is required
- Advanced Microsoft Office skills
*Contingent upon funding.
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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
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