Chief of Party – Comprehensive Condom Programming (CCP)

Population Services International, Lilongwe, Malawi

Job Description

Chief of Party – Comprehensive Condom Programming (CCP)

Based in Blantyre, Malawi

Reports to Country Representative Malawi

The position is contingent upon funding and donor approval

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 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.

Join us!

Malawi is a small country, heavily reliant on agriculture as a source of income and food. Being one of the poorest countries with a population of over 17 million, the public sector faces enormous challenges to support and sustain quality health services.

Formed in 1994 with its core programs in HIV prevention and reproductive health, PSI/Malawi has grown into the country’s leading social marketer. Today, PSI/Malawi’s portfolio includes a range of products and services to include HIV self-testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, water-borne disease prevention, malaria prevention, male condoms (Chishango), female condoms (Care and Whisper), family planning services and products (Safe Plan) and Tunza franchise clinics.

We are looking for a Chief of Party to help us provide leadership and serve as a liaison to USAID and national MoH staff. Implementation of CCP component will support the GoM to undertake the national condom strategy, expand condom social marketing countrywide. This will include provision of technical assistance in priority districts and targeted hotspots to increase access to public sector condoms and lubricants as well as concurrent efforts to increase demand for condoms.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

The COP shall provide overall leadership, direction, program management and oversight, and serve as principal liaison to USAID and national MoH staff. S/he will be driven by commitment to applying commercial enterprise principles to achieve sustainable health impact, and to balancing responsible market growth with reaching under-served populations. S/he will develop an overall vision for the program that integrates condom-related policy, marketing, supply chain and communication inputs.

What are we looking for?

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

The basics

S/he will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, e.g. public policy, business administration, public health, or a related
  • At least 5 years of senior-level experience leading large-scale, complex HIV and/or public health programs, including supervision of technical staff, preferably in the East and Southern Africa region.
  • Additional 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in HIV prevention, family planning or related fields; experience with public-private partnerships
  • Demonstrated depth of expertise and experience with policy development, social marketing and commodity management of health products and/or
  • Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and to work collaboratively with diverse partners including host government agencies, donors, civil society and CBOs.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision and foster collaboration across an interdisciplinary team.
  • Prior experience managing PEPFAR and/or USAID-funded agreements or
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager.You have been a CoP or DCoP of a large complex HIV project before.
  • Capacity Builder. You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
  • A connector. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors. You are able to identify new donors and partners for programs.
  • A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

STATUS: Exempt

Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

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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