Population Services International

Deputy Chief of Party, Ethiopia

Posted Date 10 months ago(5/15/2017 3:32 PM)
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Country Program Operations
Position Location: City
Addis Ababa
East Africa
Position Location: Country


Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Program: SRH_ HIV Key and Priority Populations Activity

Reports to: the Chief of Party (COP)

Based in: Addis Ababa

Duration of contract: Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds

Remuneration: As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/E staff benefits

Application Deadline: Feb 2nd 2018


Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 40 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 8,000 “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.


PSI/Ethiopia is an innovative network member of PSI with a team of more than 130 people passionate about marketing and dedicated to serving Sara! Since 2003, we have marketed products and led programs to prevent HIV, improve reproductive health, and improve child health.

Join us!

We are looking for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to help us plan and coordinate all activities under a 5-year USAID-funded HIV Key and Priority Populations Activity in Ethiopia. The DCOP will be responsible for all activities associated with operations, grants management and resource mobilization. S/he will be responsible to build the capacity of sub granted local implementing partners, government and community-based structures, and processes that constitute systems for the provision of comprehensive community and worksite based HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services for target populations. S/he is directly accountable to the COP and will also work closely with the Technical Director for Program, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist and other Technical Advisers for fluid execution of activities and will be responsible to manage regional offices and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

You will work under the supervision of the COP and will also work closely with the Technical Director for Program, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist and other Technical Advisers. More specifically, you will:

  • Provide strategic leadership for evidence-based program design and implementation through local implementing partners,
  • Lead the capacity building and management of sub-granted local implementing partners,
  • Support the capacity building of government structures involved in the program,
  • Lead work plans, and review and track performance,
  • Ensure responsiveness to donors, the Government of Ethiopia and stakeholders on programmatic matters,
  • Lead national level epidemiological thinking and thought leadership on key and priority population programs.

Your KPIs

  • HIV testing yield and efficiency,
  • Capacity building,
  • Subawards’ performance


Your background

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, social sciences, international development and a related field is required.
  • At least eight years of experience implementing and managing large health and HIV programs involving multiple partners, in/for Sub Saharan/developing countries is desirable, with six years’ experience as a deputy chief of party of USG and PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Specialized knowledge and demonstrated expertise in the area capacity building, systems strengthening of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services which are necessary for strengthening service delivery at the regional and national level is required.
  • Experience with quality improvement and assurance, planning and development is essential in regard to capacity building and systems strengthening is required.
  • Demonstrated strategic ability, conflict management, team building and negotiation skills is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description is required.

Are you intrigued? Apply!



  • Exempt
  • International

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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