Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Deputy Chief of Party, SBCC Project, Tanzania


Job title: **Deputy Chief of Party, SBCC Project, Tanzania***
Department: East Africa
Based in: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports to the Chief of Party (COP)
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.
Join us!
PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic candidates with significant expertise in social and behavior change communications (SBCC) for the position of Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded SBCC project. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), with an estimated start date of mid-2016.
* This position is contingent upon funding.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contribution
  • Support project's staff and partners to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate SBCC interventions that are solidly grounded on behavioral theory and conceptual framework in the areas of Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH), Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH), Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis (TB).
  • Ensure that behavior change communication activities and strategies and activities designed at community, district and regional levels align with those developed at the national level.
  • Ensure the application of global best practices in Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC) for this project, taking into account PSI's approach in this area.
  • Lead the overall SBCC technical quality of implementation of this project, ensuring alignment with the project's conceptual SBCC framework.
  • Oversee work conducted by the project's SBCC partners including any lead communications agencies.
  • Serve as acting Chief of Party (COP) as demand requires.
  • Support COP in compiling and disseminating high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements.
  • Assist in the development of external relations, in particular with government, partners, donor and the private sector.
  • Assist the Chief of Party with all aspects of the project operations including the financial and programmatic oversight, human resources management, staff recruitment and training, and work plan implementation.
  • Travel to provinces, districts and communities to provide direct on-site supportive supervision in the design, implementation and evaluation of the project's SBCC interventions.
What are we looking for?
The basics
  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience in the management, design, implementation, and monitoring of evidence-based SBCC programming.
  • Minimum a Master's Degree in health or social sciences, or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of public health, with specific emphasis on health communication, promotion and/or education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in the design and implementation of innovative SBCC methods, such as human-centered design, audience segmentation, and drivers of behavior change.
What would get us excited?
  • Experience managing USAID-funded projects (preferably in a DCOP role).
  • Familiarity with U.S. Government regulations (e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulations and Foreign Assistance Act).
  • Specific knowledge of SBCC theory, concepts and state-of-the art approaches.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Proven ability in building capacity of a large and diverse team in a developing country.
  • Creativity and entrepreneurial outlook.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with exceptional diplomatic skills and an understanding of PSI.
STATUS
  • Exempt
  • Level 5
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.
The basics
  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience in the management, design, implementation, and monitoring of evidence-based SBCC programming.
  • Minimum a Master's Degree in health or social sciences, or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of public health, with specific emphasis on health communication, promotion and/or education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in the design and implementation of innovative SBCC methods, such as human-centered design, audience segmentation, and drivers of behavior change.
What would get us excited?
  • Experience managing USAID-funded projects (preferably in a DCOP role).
  • Familiarity with U.S. Government regulations (e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulations and Foreign Assistance Act).
  • Specific knowledge of SBCC theory, concepts and state-of-the art approaches.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Proven ability in building capacity of a large and diverse team in a developing country.
  • Creativity and entrepreneurial outlook.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with exceptional diplomatic skills and an understanding of PSI.
STATUS
  • Exempt
  • Level 5
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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