PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
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. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit www.psi.org.
PSI seeks an experienced Chief of Party to plan and coordinate all activities under an anticipated $13 million USAID-funded regional project for HIV/AIDS prevention in West Africa beginning in May 2012. The project will have a strong focus on Togo and Burkina Faso and will target Most At Risk Populations (MARPs).
The Chief of Party (COP) should have significant leadership, management and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing government relations; a commitment to capacity building; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and experience successfully implementing international health programs centered around social marketing and behavior change communications. This position will be based in Lomé, Togo, will coordinate management teams in Togo and Burkina Faso and will report to the Regional Director for West and Central Africa.
? Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID/West Africa
? Facilitate senior level policy and dialogue with the Ministries of Health, other donors and regional institutions (ECOWAS, WAHO...) and partners.
? Provide technical assistance to the Global Fund principal applicants to improve the quality of prevention programming with an emphasis on MARPs.
? 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.
? Provide effective guidance and support to technical members of the in country management teams and staff assigned to the project.
? Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments.
? Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports etc…)
? Perform other responsibilities as requested by the Regional Director.
? Masters degree in public health, social sciences, international development, business, or related field
? 15+ years experience in the implementation and management of international development projects
? Knowledge of the socioeconomic, institutional and policy issues related to HIV prevention and MARP programming
? Broad understanding of public health in West Africa (preferably in Togo and Burkina Faso).
? Demonstrated knowledge of USG/PEPFAR and Global Fund’s grant implementation
? Exceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably managing complex multi-national activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions
? Experience with advocacy and institutional development within government and non government channels
? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
? Excellent management skills
? Fluency in English and French is required
*Contingent upon funding.
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