Population Services International

  • DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ADOLESCENTS360 - Kenya

    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/9/2018 11:18 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2497
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Nairobi
    Position Location: Country
    Kenya
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    TITLE:  DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ADOLESCENTS360

    DEPARTMENT: Reproductive Health and Family Planning

    REPORTS TO: Director, Adolescents 360

    DATE: March 2018

     

    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!

    With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing Adolescents 360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19. The project is high profile and considered to be both Gates’ and CIFF’s “flagship” adolescent investments.

     

    Your contribution

    • Manage the implementation of multi-country, comprehensive adolescent reproductive health program under the Adolescents 360 program in partnership with the Project Director.
    • Provide operational leadership and technical support on delivery of programs at scale.
    • Contribute to supporting the design and diffusion of innovative approaches to program design and implementation in general, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in particular.
    • Ensure the integration of project monitoring and evaluation with operations
    • Lead the development of country-level business plans for designed solutions, including costing analysis and pathways to achievement of programmatic targets.
    • Together with the Project Director, lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with sub award partners.
    • Provide effective guidance and support to in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project.
    • Provide professional mentoring and coaching to A360 Country Leads
    • Ensure country-level project deliverables are achieved on time and to the highest standard.
    • Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to the Gates Foundation and CIFF.
    • Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds located in multiple countries.
    • Supervise the project Program Manager, Monitoring and Evidence Advisor, Field based Technical advisors.
    • Assume the responsibilities of the Project Director, A360, in case of her absence.

     

    What are we looking for?

    • MBA in marketing, international development, public health or related subject preferred with at least 9 years of relevant experience
    • Experience with rolling out complex interventions at scale in challenging environments. Ability to combine an entrepreneurial attitude with grounded, evidence-based decision making.
    • A good balance of creative and innovative thinking coupled with strategic, analytic and practical skills to develop and implement strategies that generate tangible outcomes.
    • Must have exceptional results orientation, with a high degree of personal initiative and leadership, in a minimal resource environment.
    • Experience working in multiple emerging economy contexts including ability to form productive inter-cultural work relationships.
    • Skilled in analysis and problem solving with excellent project management skills.
    • Evidence of ability to work independently and to lead small groups to consensus.
    • Ability to present information persuasively to a wide variety of audiences.
    • Strong English written and oral communication skills.
    • Willingness to travel up to 25% of time

    This role is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

     

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current Curriculum Vitae not later than March 21, 2018 to jobs@psinairobi.org

     

    Subject: Deputy Director A360

      

    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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