Population Services International

Chief of Party, Ethiopia

Posted Date 10 months ago(5/15/2017 4:06 PM)
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# of Openings
Country Program Operations
Position Location: City
Addis Ababa
East Africa
Position Location: Country


Job Title: Chief of Party

Department: East Africa/Ethiopia

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reports to the Country Representative


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.


Join us!


PSI/Ethiopia is looking for a Chief of Party (COP) to help plan and coordinate all activities under a 5-year USAID-funded activity aimed at providing comprehensive HIV services for key and priority populations.


The COP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. The Chief of Party shall be expected to have regular and transparent communication with the AOR.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

  • Coordinate all project staff and activities
  • Provide technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program
  • Serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID
  • Work closely with the GoE and other relevant institutions to ensure buy-in and sustainability of the interventions carried-out within the scope of the project
  • Manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project
  • Ensure strategic alignment of project objectives to country priorities


What are we looking for?

  • A Master's degree or higher in Public Health, international development, Health Administration, Business Administration, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for sub-Saharan/developing countries; of which eight years must have been in a Chief of Party role of a large development program preferably PEPFAR project of comparable size and scope, is desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a depth and breadth of technical and management expertise is required.
  • Experience in managing HIV programs and experience with a USG cooperative agreement and PEPFAR is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of comprehensive HIV/AIDS program in Ethiopia and or/sub-Saharan Africa, and knowledge of of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment including relevant structural issues in Ethiopia/sub-Saharan Africa is required.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders. Experience in interacting positively with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies is desirable.
  • Demonstrated strategic vision, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills in English to fulfill the diverse technical, managerial and administration requirements of the project description are required.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead large teams to deliver above and beyond the required targets


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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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