Population Services International

Deputy Chief of Party, Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT), Madagascar

3 months ago(10/18/2017 10:20 AM)
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Job title: Deputy Chief of Party, Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT)

Department: Southern Africa

Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Reports to the Chief of Party, Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) in Madagascar


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.


Join us!

PSI seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to support the management, coordination and reporting of all activities under an anticipated $25M - $49.99M 5-year USAID-funded project in Madagascar. The project will improve health product availability and accessibility in Madagascar through a total market initiative (TMI), with the goal to ensure that quality pharmaceuticals and health commodities are available and accessible to all Malagasy people on a sustainable basis through coordinated efforts of the public, private, and commercial sectors.


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. You will also collaborate with partners on the development and implementation of the IMPACT project working hand in hand with public, private and commercial sector partners. This includes, but not limited to:


Project Operations

  • Oversee the overall technical management of the program’s operations, including day-to-day activities and oversight of partners’ activities.
  • Support COP in compiling and disseminating high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements.
  • Monitor project progress against benchmarks and supervise project support functions.
  • Support COP in leading internal and external program planning, communication and reporting with sub-partners.
  • Ensure close monitoring of the project's financial management in collaboration with the Department of Finance, and the regional team based in Washington.
  • Serve as acting Chief of Party as demand requires.


Technical Assistance

  • Under the leadership of the Chief of Party, contribute to the design and implementation of large-scale TMI activities and innovative supply chain management approaches for a broad range of health commodities spanning multiple health areas (e.g., Malaria, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health).
  • Collaborate closely with key government officials, NGOs and the commercial sector, to develop strategies that will ensure reliable and sustainable delivery of quality health products in Madagascar.
  • Work in close collaboration with USAID and other USAID-funded projects in Madagascar for the success of the IMPACT project.
  • Represent the project at collaboration meetings as well as interface with government and NGO partners to coordinate TMI activities.
  • Build capacity of the GOM and of in-country staff to implement TMI and supply chain activities in the country.


What are we looking for?

The basics

  • You have a Master’s degree in Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Public Health, or a related field.
  • You have at least five (5) years working in health commodity markets (public and/or private) including ideally three (3) years managing Total Market Approaches.
  • You have demonstrated experience working effectively with district, provincial and central level government authorities in developing country contexts.
  • You have demonstrated experience working with public and private sector actors, preferably in Madagascar, for the increase in access to health commodities.
  • Strong experience and passion for developing health product markets.
  • You have experience in supply chain management and/or social marketing, preferably in Madagascar.
  • You have worked in Madagascar or in the Southern Africa region.
  • You can demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • You can work well as part of a team and effectively develop and manage a network of collaborating partners.
  • You have experience building and cultivating strong partnerships with donors and implementing partners.
  • You are fluent in English and French, and ideally, you speak Malagasy.

References will be required.


What would get us excited?


  • USAID Experience. You have good experience in health project management with USAID, ideally in Madagascar.
  • Madagascar Experience. Experience working in Madagascar and good knowledge of the Madagascar health system would be an asset.
  • Private Sector Experience. You have worked in the private sector and know the ins-and outs and can bring your skills to advance markets for a large range of health commodities.
  • 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.


  • Exempt

* Contingent upon funding.


*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


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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