Population Services International

  • Deputy Chief of Party, Zimbabwe

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 1:59 PM)
    Job ID
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    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Southern Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Deputy Chief of Party

    Southern Africa

    Based in Zimbabwe

    Reports to Chief of Party


    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!

    We are looking for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to help us plan and coordinate all activities under an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded HIV biomedical prevention and epidemic control (BPEC) activity in Zimbabwe. The DCOP will support the in-country management and implementation components of the program, aimed at identifying target populations, providing HIV prevention and treatment services, and linking with community- and facility-based HIV services across the clinical cascade in Zimbabwe. 


    This position is based in Harare, Zimbabwe, and is contingent on award.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical and strategic leadership for evidence-based program design, rollout and demonstration of program performance
    • Lead the design and implementation of new initiatives through regular performance and process improvement
    • Lead the management of a differentiated care model for key and priority populations
    • Manage a team of technical staff to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and services generated under the program
    • In collaboration with the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, ensure consistent generation of quality data for timely decision-making at all levels
    • Lead work plans, and review and track performance
    • Ensure responsiveness to donors, the Government of Zimbabwe and stakeholders on programmatic matters
    • Serve as the principal institutional liaison to Government of Zimbabwe regional structures and institutions
    • Oversee day-to-day program management
    • Lead national level epidemiological thinking and thought leadership on key and priority population programs


    What are we looking for?

    Required Qualifications

    • At least 10 years demonstrated experience managing HIV/AIDS projects in a developing country setting;
    • Master’s degree in public administration, public health or other relevant degree related to activity’s outcomes;
    • Demonstrated capacity to provide management oversight to large (at least $15 million annually), complex programs;
    • Ability to organize and work with diverse teams to produce high quality project deliverables on time and according to budget;
    • Demonstrated experience managing PEFPAR-funded projects.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proven thought leader

    Epidemiologist with solid program experience



    • International Exempt

    *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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