Population Services International

  • Deputy Chief of Party, Angola

    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/3/2018 9:58 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Southern Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Job title Deputy Chief of Party (USAID funded Health for All project)

    Department PSI/Angola

    Based in Luanda, Angola

    Reports to the Chief of Party


    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives 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!

    With support from the government of Angola and international donors such as USAID and various private foundations, PSI/Angola has worked in Angola for almost 20 years. We have implemented social marketing, social franchising and behavior change communication to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across a wide range of health areas including HIV/AIDS, family planning, malaria, and water-borne diseases.

    We are looking for an experienced Deputy Chief of Party who will c0-lead the implementation of USAID – funded Health for All Project (HFA). The goal of HFA is to deliver a package of health interventions that cover Malaria (Results 1 and 2), HIV/AIDS (Result 3), Family Planning / Reproductive Health (Result 4) and Health Systems Strengthening (Result 5), in selected municipalities and provinces throughout the country, reaching the most vulnerable citizens of Angola. The Deputy Chief of Party will work closely with the Chief of Party for the USAID project, to ensure successful implementation and effective management of HFA.  

    The Deputy Chief of Party will provide capacity building, technical guidance and regular support to project staff, and will be a key collaborator with the Ministry of Health, USAID and implementing partners.

    Sound like you? Read on


    Your contribution

    • Manage a team of technical advisors with different areas of expertise, ensuring they get the support needed for improving the quality of programming, meeting deliverables and building capacity, as required.
    • Manage donor requirements for program implementation, including budgets, and ensure project deliverables are achieved.
    • Ensure reports submitted to donors, government and other stakeholders are accurate, complete and on time.
    • Coordinate with PSI headquarters to ensure that program and reporting activities follow best practices.
    • Coordinate with other departments including Communications, Field Operations and M&E to ensure timely and effective program implementation.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of the organizational strategic plan and participate proactively as part of platform's senior management team.
    • Develop and maintain strong relations with key stakeholders including government, donors, and partners and attend relevant technical working groups, conferences etc. as required.
    • Strengthen the capacity of and transfer skills to local staff to independently implement, manage and improve business practice and technical services.
    • Responsible for managing the human resources within the team including recruitment, development and supervision
    • Act as Chief of Party during his absence.


    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.

    Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.

    Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.

    Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.

    Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt

    Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin



    The basics

    • You have advanced degree in public health, Business Administration or related field
    • You have 10 years of experience in implementing donor-funded programs
    • You have at least 5 years in a managerial position such as Deputy Chief of Party or equivalent position
    • You have technical expertise in malaria, particularly in malaria case management, supportive supervision to improve quality of service delivery, and iCCM.
    • You have skills in programmatic and financial management of large donor funded programs, preferably in the area of Malaria or Family Planning
    • You have experience overseeing sub-awards to implementing partners
    • You have experience working in a developing country in a high-paced environment
    • You have a proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills
    • You have ability to represent PSI at the highest levels of government and partner organizations
    • You have written and spoken proficiency in English and proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish
    • References will be required. 
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.


    What would get us excited?


    Analytical skills: You have strong analytical skills and can bring sense to the world of numbers; dashboards for decision making is your obvious strength


    Excellent and skillful communicator: You enjoy communicating with a variety of stakeholders. Your communication is precise, technically accurate and friendly. You enjoy putting things in writing to effectively tell project success story to a variety of stakeholders.


    Management under pressure:  You never lose a sense of purpose and a sense of humor managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. You can make solid decisions under pressure and follow up on them so that things do not fall through cracks. You anticipate problems before they hit you and have a contingency plan in place.



    • 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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