Deputy Chief of Party, Zambia
1h ago

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.

PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible bringing care to the front door.

We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 7,000 PSI’ers around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience.

All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Society for Family Health (SFH), PSI’s network member in Zambia, works with the Government of Zambia and the private sector to improve the lives of vulnerable Zambians.

For nearly 20 years, SFH has supported delivery of reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, malaria and child survival services and products in line with the policies and priorities identified by the government of Zambia.

Join us!

PSI / SFH seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) (local position) to support the management, coordination and reporting of all activities under an anticipated $35-38m 5-year USAID-funded project in Zambia.

The project will improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences through expanded availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You will assist the Chief of Party with all aspects of the project operations including the technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training staff.

The DCOP will directly report to the COP in activity implementation and management. The DCOP will take over leadership and oversight of the activity in the absence of the COP.

This position is responsible for coordinating the various technical experts and aligns them to all the program activities.

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, economics, Business or Public Administration, international development, or related field;
  • At least 8 years of experience in implementing public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings;
  • At least 6 years of experience developing governance and management of programs with the private sector;
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of and experience in health financing, and social marketing;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders and develop and maintain effective relationships with Government officials;
  • Proven management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff.
  • References will be required.
  • What would get us excited?

  • USAID Experience. You have good experience in health project management with USAID, ideally in Zambia.
  • Capacity Builder : You have experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Results Oriented : Knows how to design and successfully implement, monitor, and disseminate results, adapting as needed to achieve the greatest impact.
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for your colleagues. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
  • A connector. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, public and private actors and global health donors.
  • A strategist and an innovator . You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.
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