Population Services International

  • Technical Director, Zimbabwe

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 2:19 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Southern Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Technical Director

    Based in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Reports to the Chief of Party

    Dates of Post:  TBD, depending on funding and availability


    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 Technical Director for an anticipated 4-year USAID-funded HIV biomedical prevention and epidemic control program in Zimbabwe.   The Technical Director will be responsible for management of the technical elements of the project, including leading technical teams, work planning and reporting.


    Sound like you?  Read on.


    Your contribution

    You will report to the Chief of Party and coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party to maintain the highest level of technical program design and implementation, in line with global and local best practices.  You will:

    • Lead Workplanning and Reporting through donor approval;
    • Provide technical leadership for project activities, ensuring that programs are technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the target beneficiaries from conceptualization through closeout.
    • Disseminate new tools, guidelines, approaches, practices to the team for consideration within the Zimbabwe context
    • Strengthen models for expanding access to HIV/AIDS/SRH services at community and primary care levels, and programmatic linkages and referrals to clinical/facility services;
    • Identify and build relationships with strategic technical partners, especially for new areas of innovation
    • Strengthen training materials, SPOs, QA approaches and tools
    • Contribute to development of MOH-led national program strategies, guidelines, SOP’s
    • Represent the program in key local and international technical fora, technical working groups, events and conferences


    What are we looking for?

    The basics – You Have

    • A medical degree with additional post-graduation qualifications (e.g. post graduate degree in public health).
    • A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible, professional-level experience managing public health programs with emphasis on HIV/AIDS; clinical skills and experience is required.
    • Experience working in Zimbabwe on HIV–related activities.
    • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the major issues affecting HIV/AIDS in all geographical regions of Zimbabwe, with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe.
    • Demonstrated experience working on a USAID PEPFAR-funded program
    • Outstanding oral and written communications skills


    • Exempt

    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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