Job title: Deputy Director, Adolescents 360 (Deputy Project Director, Multi-Country I)
Department: Sexual and Reproductive Health
Reports to: Director, Adolescents 360
Timing: December 2021 / January 2022 start
Travel: Up to 25% travel when COVID restrictions ease (Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, USA, UK)
Location: Any A360 country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria)*
Who are we?
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, A360, PSI’s flagship adolescent program, has partnered with young people and government health systems to design, pilot and scale adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) interventions which position contraception as a tool to achieving girls’ self-defined goals. In 3½ years of implementation it has supported over half a million adolescent girls adopt modern contraception. A360 has now embarked on an ambitious new phase which will focus on making adaptations to support contraceptive continuation, strengthening the enabling environment for ASRH, providing more substantive economic empowerment opportunities for adolescent girls, and embedding A360’s approaches in the government health systems in which we work. Cutting across this will be a comprehensive research and learning agenda designed to advance ASRH evidence and practices.
A360 is seeking a Deputy Director to assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of A360, including the line management of the two Senior Program Managers, who oversee the global project’s program management and technical units respectively. Global team members are based in Kenya and in the US. The Global team coordinates the program, manages the donor relationship, and provides technical assistance to country teams. This individual can be based in Ethiopia, Kenya or Nigeria but must have the right to work in that location; PSI cannot support work visas and is not offering an international package of benefits.
The Deputy Director will:
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What are we looking for?
Our ideal candidate will possess:
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.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, colour, 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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*The individual must have work authorisation for the A360 country in which they intend to be based.