Job title: Program Management Unit (PMU) Director
Department: Country Office
Based in: Juba, South Sudan
Reports to the: Country Representative
Requires up to 15 % Local and 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.
With support from the government of South Sudan and international donors such as DFID, Global Fund, and USAID, PSI has worked in South Sudan for almost 15 years. Since 2001, we have implemented social marketing and behavior change communication to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across a wide range of health areas including HIV/AIDS, malaria, pneumonia and water-borne diseases. PSI is the national primary recipient for Global Fund Malaria and DFID on the malaria and Integrated Community Case Management grant.
The Program Management Unit (PMU) Director will help us manage the GF and DFID grants and support the Country Representative (CR) in this role. This will be a senior PSI official based in the South Sudan overseeing the Unit’s expatriate staff and technical advisors, with CR ensure coordination with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health (MoH) and lead new business development activities. The successful candidate will strengthen relationships with the MoH and existing and future program partners.
Be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), implementation, and with Country Representative, the representation of PSI’s activities in South Sudan.
Lead Program Planning and Execution
What are we looking for?
Experienced manager. Past experience in managing large projects with multiple partners.
Capacity Builder. Experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
Ability to inspire a shared vision for the PSI staff. Proven experience in helping staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
Experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors. Ability to spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in South Sudan.
A Strategist and an innovator. Creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. Strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.
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