Chief of Party, SRH
Based in Bamako, Mali
Reports to Country Representative
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
PSI Mali is operating in Mali since 2001, implementing health interventions from a variety of different donors including USAID, Global Fund, World Bank, UNICEF, Canadian and Netherlands Governments as well as private foundations reaching Malians nationwide. PSI has been working on SRH, MCH, Malaria and HIV as well as in combatting NTD (Neglected Tropical Diseases) and WASH.
We are looking for a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated $14 million 4.5-year USAID-funded project in Bamako, Mali under the Momentum Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) mechanism. The project will support the private health sector specifically in SRH, FP, MNCH, Nutrition and WASH. The COP will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI Mali with USAID and the Government of Mali.
Sound like you? Read on.
- Provide oversight of policy and technical guidance to implementing partners to ensure quality of service provision and alignment of priorities
- Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with technical and implementing partners, including capacity building and technical assistance
- Provide quality and timely management of project lifecycle for all current donor projects including meeting programmatic and financial deliverables
- Develop and steward project deliverables and budgets consistent with both organizational and donor requirements
- Meet financial and other reporting requirements as required by USAID and PSI/Washington
- Monitor development and implementation of annual work plans, and serve as the catalyst for building capacity of national, provincial, and municipal stakeholders and government
- Supervise evidence-based research activities to support program decisions in order to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and to maximize health impact
- Assist the Country Representative with other duties as necessary
- Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with donors, implementing partners, Mali Government entities and the private sector
- Serve as the focal point for engaging in policy dialogue with the MOH at central, provincial and municipal levels in conjunction with donors on key issues relevant to service delivery within Mali
- Oversee the development of synthesizing and disseminating lessons learned from projects between implementing partners and the private sector
- Serve as the main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID.
- Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
- Lead internal and external program planning and reporting, including annual work planning with sub-award partners.
- Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, marketing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, to successfully co-create and support sustainable models of social marketing and private sector support and engagement in health.
- Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments in compliance with USAID standards
- Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous, and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable for driving measurable results.
Commitment: You are independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy into the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) MSc, MPH, MBA, MHA, MPA or equivalent.
- At least 10 years related work experience in public health or related field (Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted) including 5 years people management experience.
- Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects with a significant focus on private sector health and market-based health products.
- Experience in the Sexual Reproductive Health programs ideally in Francophone West Africa.
- Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects, local organizations, and partners.
- Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff
- Ability to manage agreements and all necessary programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
- Knowledge of USG grant implementation will be preferred
- Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the projects
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent program management skills required.
- Capacity to effectively deal with and resolve conflict.
- Fluency in English and French is required.
- Prior experience working in Mali or in the Sub-Region is a plus.
- References required.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
What would get us excited?
Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutions, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
Market developer: You have the demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to water and sanitation.
Collaborative manager. You can inspire a shared vision for the project staff. You have successfully helped your team learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
A connector. You have experience working with Ministries and Governments’ bodies, health care companies, or global health donors. You can spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Mozambique.
A Strategist and an innovator. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative, and strategic thinker and will have excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills, a passion for private sector approaches to development, and a proven ability to produce results.
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