|Date Posted||February 2, 2023|
Social Services & Nonprofit
Closing date: February 26, 2023
Project Director: Mitigating Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Africa
Based in Nairobi, Kenya (may consider Tanzania or Uganda)
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Not eligible
Reports to: Director of Malaria & WASH
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its 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.
PSI seeks a Project Director to lead a multi-country intervention aimed at mitigating antimalarial drug resistance in Africa through interventions that rapidly diversify artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) use. This includes accelerating demand and adoption of ASPY and the generation of evidence for resistance management strategies like multiple first line ACTs.
The Project Director will be responsible for leading the project throughout the project lifecycle from start-up to close-out 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 drug-based prevention interventions, such as SMC and PMC.
-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 non-project funds). 5% of the Time
-Donor Liaison. 15% of the TimeTime 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 middle-income countries (LMICs) preferred.
-At least 5 years living and working in 2+ LMICs preferred.
-Experience with one or more new product introduction experiences preferred