Job title: Deputy Director
Department: HIV & TB Department
Based in Johannesburg
Reports to the Project Director, UNITAID HIV Self-Testing
Up to 50% international travel.
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 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.
Since 2015, PSI has led implementation of the UNITAID HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Project. STAR is a multi-country project (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe) designed to evaluate and scale effective, efficient and ethical HIVST distribution models to increase testing coverage and achieve public health impact. STAR has catalyzed the HIVST market, building increased demand among global donors and country governments and expanding supply of HIVST products. Under STAR, WHO released normative guidance on HIVST in December 2016.
We are looking for a dynamic candidates with significant technical leadership experience for the position of Deputy Director. Under this three year project, PSI will scale-up HIVST in existing STAR countries and expand deliveryin three additional countries in Southern Africa, namely South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. . This position will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with frequent travel to project countries. The position reports to the Project Director, with an esimtated start date of January 2018.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Deputy Director oversees the technical implementation of activities in five project countries —this includes in country policy development, operational and technical guidance for the implementation of all project activities, global and and in-country supply chain management and advocacy for HIVST. The Deputy Directoris responsible for ensuring that project implementation is technically sound across countries, following overall and cross country strategy of implementation to meet project goals, objectives and outputs through high quality programming. The DD will be responsible for ensuring strong technical design adapted to country context, following of project workplans and for identifying and addressing implementation challenges, in conjunctionwith the technical teams in country. Thehedeputy director will feed inputs from country implementation into larger market shaping activities under the award and support the Project Director to communicate project impacts to external audiences.
More specifically, you will shape the future of HIV self-testing in project countries, and at global level, by:
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