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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We have been measurably improving the health of Kenyans since 1989. Our approach harnesses the vitality of the private sector to improve health outcomes for "Sara” - our archetype that focuses our interventions. We address the most serious health challenges affecting resource-poor and vulnerable communities in Kenya, including HIV/AIDS, reproductive h...
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    Project Director, Mitigating Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Africa

    The Project Director will be responsible for leading the project throughout the project lifecycle from startup to closeout across multiple implementation countries. They will be accountable for delivery of all aspects of the projects, including technical implementation, financial and administrative compliance and oversight and supervision of project staff. The Project Director will also lead the coordination with donors, government officials and other international and national stakeholders to align with national and regional priorities, strategies, policies, and interventions. They will be responsible for using evidence to improve project design and implementation as well as ensuring that learning across all project countries is shared and leveraged to improve results; and designing and supporting the execution of activities that increase demand, create a sustainable market, and improve the affordability of ASPY. The Project Director will be the primary point of contact for the project donor and will also assure the strategic alignment of the project with PSI Global Strategy.

    PSI has an expansive portfolio of malaria programs in over 30 countries, worldwide, accounting for more than a third of the total business of the organization. PSI’s global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy and funding and strengthening global capacity. For the Malaria Department this means moving quality malaria case management closer to consumers; bringing next generation ITNs to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the value of drugbased prevention interventions, such as SMC and PMC.

    Your contributions

    • Program Leadership & Management, including financial oversight, compliance, and management of a consortium of partners (if applicable). 20% of the Time
    • People Management. 10% of the Time
    • Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management and Technical Leadership of the project (unless the project has a Technical Director). 20% of the Time
    • External Representation. 15% of the Time
    • Internal Representation and coordination. 15% of the Time
    •  Fundraising (with nonproject funds). 5% of the Time
    • Donor Liaison. 15% of the 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) MSc, MPH, MBA, MHA, MPA or equivalent
    • At least 10 years related work experience in public health or related field required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
    • At least 5 years supervisory experience.
    • At least 5 years of Malaria implementation experience, especially in the case management field.
    • At least 7 years program management for global health projects in low or middleincome countries (LMICs) preferred.
    • At least 5 years living and working in 2+ LMICs preferred.
    • Experience with one or more new product introduction experiences preferred
    • Demonstrated leader, ability to lead a complex team.
    • Ability to monitor and assess performance of self, other individuals, and / or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
    • Demonstrated ability in developing strategy, catalyzing culture change, and turning strategy into action.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to manage the execution of complex projects across multiple contexts.
    • Strong leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work across teams and roles. Ability to persuade and motivate people and teams.
    • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills, with emphasis on the ability to operationalize and oversee the execution of workplans.
    • Established leadership skills with a proven ability to nurture, develop and deliver through teams.
    • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a cross cultural context.
    • Excellent diplomatic skills and proven ability to work effectively with government officials, partners, donors, and stakeholders at high levels.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Population Services International (PSI) on to apply

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