Population Services International

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

    Posted Date 11 months ago(11 months ago)
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    Southern Africa
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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 $32M 5-year USAID-funded project in Madagascar. The project will improve health product availability and accessibility in Madagascar through robust supply chain management and total market approaches, 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. The DCOP will lead the engagement and partnerships with the private sector to contribute to quality and successful TMI implementation. The DCOP will support the Senior Technical Advisor to establish and oversee IMPACT partnership with private sector, and development of enabling environment for effective engagement of the private sector. The DCOP will lead the strategy development process with the private sector, and in close collaboration with national stakeholders. The DCOP will oversee the implementation new strategies and pilot of innovation with the private sector. You will also collaborate with partners on the development and implementation of the IMPACT project.


    What are we looking for?

    The basics

    • You have a Master’s degree in Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Public Health, International Development, Public Administration or a related field.
    • You have at least 8 years of experience in implementing public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource limited settings.
    • You have at least 6 years of experience developing governance and management of programs with the private sector.
    • You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in health financing and social marketing.
    • You have knowledge and work experience in logistics and/or supply chain management in the public, nonprofit, and commercial sectors.
    • You have 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.
    • You can work well as part of a team and effectively develop and manage a network of collaborating partners.
    • You have experience in Madagascar or in the Southern Africa region.
    • Full professional proficiency in English and French.

    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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