Job title: Team Lead/ Project Director – Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya
Department East Africa
Based in Nairobi with extensive travel in the field (including northen arid and semi-arid regions)
Reports to the PSI Representative
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 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 and unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Team Lead/ Project Director for the DFID funded upcoming Family Planning program, Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya. The candidate will provide effective leadership and day-to-day management of this program.
About the upcoming program: Building on the success of DFID’s current programme, this program will place greater emphasis on reducing inequities and promoting sustainability, and the overarching goal is to support the Government of Kenya to establish the foundations for equitableand sustainable provision of family planning services. The programme will focus support and interventions in Low Contraceptive Prevelant Rate counties of Kenya, in particular counties in the north and north-east of Kenya, and on counties and urban settings (informal settlements) with high rates of unintended adolescent pregnancy.
This full-time position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report directly to PSI’s Representative but work closely with a diverse team of key technical and management personal on this program.
*This position is contingent upon project award.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will lead this project, working closely and collaboratively with key personnel responsible for technical, financial, and operational activities of the program. You will also lead the management of downsteam partners who will be part of this program. You will be directly responsible for the management and overall successful performance of this program.
Provide technical oversight
Lead program planning and execution
Build relationships and capacity among partners
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
Experienced manager. You have been a Chief of Party/ Team Lead/ Project Director of a large DFID/ USAID funded project before. You have ideally worked on related programs in Kenya.
Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
High Emotional Intelligence: You have excellent people management, interpersonal skills and you are able to work in a diverse cultural environment with multiple stakeholders (including National and Country Health Authorities, beneficiaries, implementing partners, program staff, donors) is a key behavioral characteristic. You exhibit patience where needed and tactfully manage tension or potential conflicts.
A strategist and an innovator: You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.
You can inspire a shared vision for the project staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work. You can help others resolve conflict and excel as a team.
You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors. You can identify new donors and partners for programs. You are able to spot health trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about needs and opportunities in Kenya.
Strategist and innovator. You are creative, innovative and strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.
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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.