Population Services International

Chief of Party, USAID/Burundi Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Immunization, and Malaria (RMNCI+M) Activity

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/21/2024 10:43 AM)
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Chief of Party, USAID/Burundi Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Immunization, and Malaria (RMNCI+M) Activity

Based in Bujumbura, Burundi
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Ineligible
Reports to PSI Burundi Country Representative
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding

Who we are
PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.


Join us!
PSI Burundi blends market development and behavior strategies to support Burundian people to make, and own, their health choices, particularly across the fields of sexual and reproductive health, malaria, and HIV. By working alongside the public and private sector, the Government of Burundi and market actors, PSI Burundi paves pathways to quality, affordable consumer-powered care.


PSI seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year $25M-45.99M USAID Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Immunization, and Malaria (RMNCI+M) Activity in Burundi. The goal of the Activity is to support comprehensive RNMCI and Malaria services at the health facility and community levels. It aims to strengthen the health system at the national and district levels to improve delivery of high-quality RNMCI+M services across the continuum of care; promote healthy behaviors among youth, men, and women; and strengthen the health system to support delivery of integrated care.


The COP will have the overall responsibility for coordination and management of all Activity interventions and personnel. As the leader of a single-country project, liaise with national stakeholders, such as Ministry of Health officials and be the primary point of contact for the project donor and assure strategic alignment of the project with PSI Global Strategy. They will represent the Activity with USAID, relevant government officials, local organizations, implementing partners, and other stakeholders to cultivate collaborative relationships in support of the Activity’s success.


They will manage senior staff, sub-awardees, and oversee the project team to ensure that the country level implementation is provided with a high standard of excellence and efficiency, achieving set goals and targets within budget. Provide high level technical thought leadership and have the managerial capacity to strategically manage risk, monitor finances, and ensure each phase of work is started or completed on time. Responsible for using evidence to improve project design and implementation. They will oversee and supervise the design, implementation, and monitoring of the Activity, providing strategic technical vision, and leading successful, ethical project implementation and high-quality interventions throughout the project lifecycle from start-up to close-out. The COP will be accountable for delivery of all aspects of the project, including sound and timely technical implementation, and financial and administrative compliance.


Salary Range:
$102,000 (MINIMUM) - $127,000 (MID-POINT) - $152,000 (MAXIMUM)
The annual base salary range reflected above is in USD.* We value transparency and have provided the full salary range for this role. Actual base salary compensation may vary and will be determined by factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, experience, internal equity, external market analysis, and other business factors permitted by law. Hiring above the mid-point of the range would not be typical to allow for potential future salary growth. PSI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health care, retirement plan, generous leave, as well as other great benefits. For more information, please ask your recruiter or visit https://www.psi.org/careers/ to learn more!

*Candidates approved to receive expatriate packages will receive the appropriate compensation and allowance package. For candidates approved to be hired directly through the local PSI office, pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.


Your contributions

  • Program Leadership & Management, including technical & financial oversight, compliance, and management of a consortium of partners/sub awardees. 30% of Time
  • External Representation including USAID liaison. 20% of Time
  • People Management. 20% of Time
  • Thought & Technical Leadership. 20% of Time
  • Internal Representation and coordination. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in Public Health, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years related work experience in public health or related field. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated program management professional experience (minimum 7 years) of global health projects in low or middle-income countries (LMICs) implementing and managing programs of similar scope and size at a senior level, showcasing strong familiarity with RMNCI+M programs, preferably within RMNCI+M-related health systems strengthening (HSS).
  • At least 5 years in the relevant technical field of the project preferred.
  • At least 3 years living and working in LMICs preferred.
  • Proven success in management of complex operations, under specific donor awards and procedures, in a challenging, developing country environment.
  • Proven track record in integrated RMNCI+M service delivery, health systems strengthening, and capacity building.
  • Ability to monitor and assess performance of self, other individuals, and / or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Strong leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work across teams and roles. Ability to persuade and motivate people and teams.
  • Experience developing capacity of government entities, staff, and other organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing government and donor relations.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a cross-cultural context.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills, with a proven ability to work effectively with government officials, partners, donors, and stakeholders at high levels, including agency representatives, host country government officials and/or ministers, and senior executives of international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, written, and oral presentation skills in both English and French.
  • Ability to manage agreements and fulfill all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills, emphasizing the ability to operationalize and oversee the execution of workplans.

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 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.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.


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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