Chief of Party Career Placement – Population Services International (PSI)

Job
Title:   Chief of Party
Organization: Population Services International (PSI)
Project
Name:
Family Planning
Project Uganda
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to
: Executive Director
of PACE
About
US:
Population Services International (PSI)
is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization, with a mission
to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the
developing world by influencing their behavior, principally through social
marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health
communications. PSI has programs in more than 60 countries and works in malaria,
HIV, reproductive health, child survival, and tuberculosis. 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.
Job
Summary:
The Chief of
Party will be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of an
anticipated Family Planning Project in Uganda. The COP will provide overall leadership
and strategic guidance to this project and will have technical, managerial, and
interpersonal skills and experience.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Manage
all donor requirements for program implementation, including effective
utilization of the budgets and ensure project deliverables are achieved.
·        
Develop
and manage a team that includes Program Managers/Officers and Technical
Advisors in different areas of expertise, ensuring they get the support needed
for maintaining high quality implementation of the project, as well as meeting
deliverables and building capacity as required.
·        
Build
and maintain strong relations with key stakeholders including government,
particularly the Health Sector, donors, and partners, coordinating regularly
with them on project updates and results and attending relevant technical
working groups and conferences as required.
·        
Manage
a strong and positive relationship with the implementing partners in the
consortium and ensure accurate reporting, both programmatic and financial.
·        
Render
support in the design, implementation and oversight of research and evaluation
activities, working closely with research and marketing departments to assure
research is driving an ‘evidence to action’ approach to social marketing
activities
·        
Ensure
project implementation follows all USAID grant terms and conditions
·        
Ensure
project reports submitted to donors and other stakeholders are accurate, complete
and on time.
·        
Ensure
the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the
financial systems and controls with relevant donor standards.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Public Health or related
field from an accredited University.
·        
At
least seven years of project management experience of public health projects in
Sub-Saharan Africa; preference given to candidates with Uganda-specific
experience.
·        
Five
years’ experience in a senior level management position as well as Chief of
Party or equivalent.
·        
Prior
experience in effectively interacting with the host country agencies, including
the private sector, central and local government, development partners, civil
society is essential.
·        
Prior
exposure and experience leading large, donor-supported programs in strategic
planning, financial management and performance monitoring are essential.
·        
Demonstrated
and recent (within last 5 years) experience implementing USG-funded grants
·        
Previous
experience in social franchising, social marketing as well as behavioral change
communications experience.
·        
The
successful candidate will be creative, innovative, and strategic thinker, and
will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal
and cross-cultural skills and proven ability to produce results.
·        
Demonstrated
ability to represent PSI/PACE and negotiate at the highest levels of
government, donors and partner organizations.
·        
Proven
record of working with large and diverse teams.
·        
Ability
to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the
project
·        
Previous
eExperience in running large-scale FP programs in developing countries
·        
A
strong reproductive health background is essential.
·        
S/he
must be fluent in English and must possess excellent oral and written
communication skills.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates who
wish to join Population Services International in the aforementioned capacity
should apply online at the web link below.
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