Population Services International

  • Deputy Project Director

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 5:49 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title: Deputy Project Director – Impact Malaria

    Department: Malaria Department

    Based in Washington DC


    Up to 10% international travel. Reports to the Senior Project Director, Impact Malaria


    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

    There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds  - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    Join us!

    PSI and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in malaria control implementation delivering 42 million treated mosquito nets and almost 19 million treatments for confirmed malaria cases in 2016.  More specifically, PSI supports national Ministries of Health to deliver improved malaria case management through public sector channels in partnership with the global fund, and is working with a number of other donors to harness the private sector to deliver quality assured diagnosis and treatment of fever.  Complimenting these service delivery programs with improved integrated reporting across all channels using DHIS II, today PSI supports countries that need it, to deliver a holistic malaria control program.



    We are looking for a Deputy Project Director to lead the US President’s Malaria Initiative’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, Impact Malaria. This newly awarded project is worth over $163 million and will operate in up to 30 malaria affected countries in Africa and Asia, supporting malaria service delivery across public, private and community channels, shaping the future of malaria case management.  

    Sound like something you would like to be involved in?  Read on


    Your contribution

    The Deputy Project Director will work under the overall direction of the Senior Project Director and in coordination and collaboration with project technical staff. The Deputy Project Director will have the primary responsibility of ensuring the timely provision and delivery of all required project deliverables, with a focus on financial, administrative, procurement, and compliance requirements.  The deputy director will also support the director in managing subcontractors and will lead on subcontract monitoring to ensure the effective execution of the project.  The Deputy Project Director will ensure the project deliverables are delivered on time and within budget, working in partnership with the Senior Technical Advisor who will be responsible for technical program design and quality. The Deputy Project Director will directly supervise the Finance, Contracts, and Operations staff,



    You will:

    1. Provide project leadership as a member of the project senior management team
    2. Provide sound project management, fiscal and administrative due diligence and the development of organizational and individual capacities to ensure success
    3. Manage and supervise the work of subcontractors and lead effective subcontract management over three core subcontractors and several smaller on-call subcontractors
    4. Oversee the work planning process, performance management, and strategic communications
    5. Oversee the finance team to ensure accurate and timely financial management, including, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting
    6. Oversee the contracts manager and ensure the project is contract compliant
    7. Oversee the project country operations director and ensure all deliverables are achieved on time and within budget
    8. Provide the interface between the IMPACT malaria team and the Administration, finance and COO cones within PSI and help proactively identify and manage bottlenecks
    9. Identify and implement changes in administrative and financial policies and procedures that will enhance the cost effectiveness of program implementation.
    10. Supervise, mentor and motivate staff and build a culture of teamwork and feedback for improved performance
    11. Assist the Project Director to arrange technical and administrative support for short-term consultants and contractors, including orientation on Project functions and support
    12. Support Project implementation efforts when requested by the Project Director.
    13. Co-ordinate annual planning meetings


    What are we looking for?

    • Master’s degree
    • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing the large donor-funded programs, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or the Greater Mekong Sub-region;
    • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations
    • Experience working on a USAID contract an advantage
    • Professional fluency in English speaking, reading, and writing required. French fluency strongly preferred.
    • Previous knowledge and experience of PSI systems an advantage
    • Experience supervising a diverse team of professionals
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a rapidly changing and results orientated environment


    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position.


    What would get us excited?


    Experienced manager: You have leadership experience on a USAID project, contract experience, a dynamic personality and a sense of humor.


    • 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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