Job Title: Chief of Party, PMI Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity
Department: Anglophone Africa*
Based in: Kampala, Uganda, up to 20% international travel
Reports to the Market Director, Anglophone Africa
Start Date: Approximately October 2021
*Contingent upon funding
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 seeks a seasoned Chief of Party (COP) to lead the management, coordination and reporting of all activities under an anticipated $38M 5-year USAID/PMI-funded project at PSI’s office in Uganda. The project will strengthen the capacity for malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in both the public and private sector, as well as ownership of health at the community and household levels, while maintaining gains made at the health facility level in focus districts.
The COP should have significant leadership, management and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing government, donor and malaria community relations; a commitment to capacity building; and experience successfully conducting and implementing USAID-funded projects of similar size and scope. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that the activity produces the results specified in annual work plans, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The COP will act as the main point of contact with USAID and other stakeholders involved in program implementation. The COP will also ensure that the program is represented in national technical, policy, and planning forums with USAID/PMI, the Republic of Uganda, and key malaria stakeholders. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Sound like you? Read on.
- Lead the implementation and monitoring of the PMI Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity.
- Oversee a management team in the main project office, as well as key teams across other regions in Uganda.
- Lead internal and external program planning, communication, and reporting with sub-partners.
- Build relationships and capacity among partners.
- Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with donors, implementing partners, and Uganda government entities.
- Serve as the focal point for engaging in dialogue with the Government of Uganda central and decentralized levels in conjunction with donors on key issues relevant to the PMI Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity.
- Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID/PMI.
- Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID/PMI resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID/PMI standards.
- Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID/PMI requirements.
What are we looking for?
- Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Business Administration, international development or related field.
- At least 10 years of progressively increased experience managing public health programs (preferably malaria) in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings.
- Proven leadership experience galvanizing government support and buy-in and working collaboratively with high-level stakeholders.
- Demonstrated management and supervisory capability in leading large teams & projects of similar scope, including financial and human resource management skills.
- Recognized expertise in malaria prevention and treatment at community and facility levels.
- Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management, policies and procedures.
- References will be required.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
What would get us excited?
- The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; and proven ability to produce results.
- Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, other USAID projects, ideally in Uganda, local organizations and partners.
- Experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
- Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff.
- Ability to manage all donor required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grant management.
- Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent management skills.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
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