Deputy Director, Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Malaria Project
Asia and Eastern Europe
Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia OR one of the other project country hub cities
Up to 20% international travel
Reports to the Director, GMS Project
Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Malaria project is designed to deliver the primary investment outcome of increased coverage of private sector engagement for malaria testing, treatment, and reporting according to national policies in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. PSI is looking for a Deputy Director to manage the strategic planning, project manage and external relations with guidance from the Director. This position is part of a four person team that is going to work to eliminate malaria in these four countries.
This position will be based in Phnom Penh or one of the other project country hub cities and will report to the Director. The Deputy Director will travel within the region and outside of the region to assist with managing the project.
Sound like you? Read on.
Strategic Planning and Technical Input
- Working closely with the director to ensure (a) the program is responsive and rapidly course corrects to changing malaria epidemiology in each country, (b) the program capitalizes on new tools and products as they come online, (c) a clear internal and external communication plan is developed and rolled out over the course of the 4-year program.
- Assists the director as required with external relations, partnership brokering and representation.
- Ensures PSI maintains routine contact and strong relations with the key malaria partners operating in the region.
- Provides day-to-day management of the portfolio, ensuring that deliverables are met on time and within budget through sound development and management of the project budget, work plans, sub-awards and contracts.
- Manages consultant recruitment and the matrix management of consultant performance.
- Oversees and contributes to the development of donor reports, proposals, success stories and other publications.
- Liaises with the country teams to coordinate support to the project agenda, team coordination, and meeting planning.
- Maintains strong working relationships with countries to ensure programmatic deliverables are met.
- Stewards relationships with subcontractors, where appropriate, to ensure quality deliverables.
- Manages the oversight of project documentation including the tools, field and research reports, and data files.
What are we looking for?
- Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH).
- 5+ years’ experience in development, at least 2 of which should have been in a developing country.
- Demonstrated leadership success in complex implementation environments.
- At least 2-3 years project management experience in a medium to large donor funded organization.
- General knowledge and familiarity with malaria programming.
- In depth experience in budget management and donor reporting; experience with The Gates Foundation, DFID and UNITAID highly preferred.
- Excellent data analysis and writing skills.
- Excellent communication and public presentation skills.
- Demonstrable experience working with high level government officials and multilaterals.
- Demonstrable ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
- Level 6
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.