Job title Chief of Party: Evidence for Health - Zambia
Based in Lusaka, Zambia
* This position is contingent on funding.
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.
We are looking for a qualified, dynamic candidate for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded project meant to strengthen the national Health Information System (HMIS) managed and owned by the Government of Zambia; improve monitoring, evaluation and research capabilities within key government and non-government partners; and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV.
The COP will be responsible for ensuring successful program implementation, will provide leadership and strategic guidance, and will have technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills and experience. Experience in effectively interacting with host country agencies, including private sector, central and local government, partners, and civil society is essential.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Chief of Party will lead and manage the project and will be accountable for project deliverables and results, with accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including (1) vision and technical strategy; (2) project management; (3) documentation and communication; (4) client and stakeholder relationships; and (5) coordination and synergy with other USAID, government, and donor projects.
S/he will serve as the primary project liaison to USAID, and:
What are we looking for?
The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:
What would get us excited?
Experienced manager. You have successfully managed previous USAID grants before.
Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
You are able to inspire a shared vision for the program staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors.
A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a proven ability to produce results.
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.