Chief of Party Job at Population Services International
at Population Services Intl. in Kampala
Job Title: Chief of Party, Uganda*
Closing date: 03 Jul 2012
Population Services Intl.
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. For more information, please visit www.psi.org
PSI seeks qualified, dynamic candidates for the position of Chief of Party for Uganda. The COP will be responsible for implementation of the anticipated Merck funded project to expand the provision of private sector maternal care and ensure that more women have access to essential safe motherhood products and services. The COP will be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of the project. This will include managing, coordinating, and providing guidance on large scale maternal health communications, service delivery, quality assurance, and M&E programs. S/he will build the capacity of staff to successfully implement the project on time and within budget, thus achieving all deliverables and measurable health impact. The COP is also responsible for managing sub-awards and partner relationships. This full-time position is based in Kampala, Uganda. The COP reports to the Uganda Executive Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Lead the technical implementation and program management of the Merck project. • Develop annual marketing and communication plans for all relevant maternal health products and services. • Develop annual research plans and lead efforts to disseminate findings. • Lead collaboration with partners to develop annual work plans, donor reporting, and monitoring and evaluation. • Ensure compliance of all reporting systems and procedures as per schedule, deadlines and donor policies and procedures. • Ensure that program activities of all partners link to and complement national implementation plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, and policies. • Coordinate and facilitate regular meetings with partners. • Share findings and evidence with relevant stakeholders to re-direct interventions as appropriate based on M&E evidence. • Establish networks of information collection and sharing of communication materials, and strengthen overall communication capacity of all partners. • Act as the main liaison with Ministry of Health in support of the public private partnership. • Lead the development of evidence from this project that would inform government MoH policy. • Ensure adherence to quality assurance/quality improvement plans and supervision of same, including monitoring for and proper management of adverse events. • Identify staff, develop job descriptions and recruit personnel as needed. • Support Executive Director in other tasks as assigned.
• Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience • Significant experience in technical program management and implementation, preferably in maternal or child health • Demonstrated knowledge of international development, social marketing and maternal health issues • Proven capacity-building experience in a developing country • 4-5 years of relevant work experience, with at least 4 years managing a team in a developing country • Experience in leading consortium activities preferred • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated capacity to represent PSI effectively among a variety of audiences
*Note that this position is contingent upon funding.
How to apply:
Please apply online at www.psi.org. No calls or emails please.
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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