Job title: Chief of Party, Social Franchising Project
Department: Francophone/Lusophone Africa
Based in: Garoua, Cameroon
Reports to: Country Representative, Cameroon
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 50 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 7,000 “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.
L’Association Camerounaise de Marketing Social (ACMS) is a non-governmental organization under Cameroonian law and a member of the Population Services International (PSI) network since 1996. Headquartered in Yaoundé, ACMS has field offices in Garoua and Douala and a nationwide staff of about 250. ACMS is recognized as one of the main actors in Cameroon in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of family planning through social marketing and behavior change communications. ACMS is a complex organization with mulitple projects and donors and a wide range of products and services, including a social franchising project with 372 network clinics.
We are looking for a Chief of Party who will support ACMS in the implementation of a of a large-scale reproductive health project in 4 regions of Cameroon. The project will focus on increasing the use of long-term family planning methods and the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage and other maternal and child health issues.
In charge of overall program operations, the Chief of Party will have broad experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programs; experience in training; expertise in the development and marketing of family planning products and services; and expert knowledge in the development of communications strategies based on disciplined use of consumer research. The position will be based in Garoua in Northern Cameroon and report to the Country Representative (CR) based in Yaoundé. Expected start date is April 2020 and is contingent upon funding.
You will provide ongoing technical and operational assistance to ACMS and coordinate with PSI's multidisciplinary team of experts and Headquarters backstopping teams that jointly support the implementation of ACMS project component in Cameroon. You will ensure quality and timely reporting to the donor and be accountable for project results.
You are an excellent team player and good manager with substantial experience in social marketing. You also have experience in administrative and financial management, as well as leading and facilitating internal and external audits, of projects and programs in French-speaking Africa. You have sound knowledge of procedures and practical experience in the implementation of German Financial Cooperation (KfW) projects and/or other projects funded by bilateral and/or multilateral donors. You are used to coordinating short-term expert teams, multi-stakeholder work and working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Your excellent diplomatic skills will be used to represent the project to the donor, partner organizations and the Ministry of Health. Your external relations skills will ensure that the project is well known by PSI globally and with PSI’s external partners.
Specific tasks include:
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
What would get us excited?
Experienced manager. You have been a Country Director, Resident Advisor or Chief of Party, managing large projects before.
Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutions, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
You have successfully helped teams to learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors and technical partners.
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