Deputy Chief of Party, Zimbabwe

Population Services International, Harare, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
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Closing Date for Applications: 
20th April, 2018

Job Description

Deputy Chief of Party

Southern Africa

Based in Zimbabwe

Reports to Chief of Party

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 8,000 “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!

We are looking for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to help us plan and coordinate all activities under an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded HIV biomedical prevention and epidemic control (BPEC) activity in Zimbabwe. The DCOP will support the in-country management and implementation components of the program, aimed at identifying target populations, providing HIV prevention and treatment services, and linking with community- and facility-based HIV services across the clinical cascade in Zimbabwe.

This position is based in Harare, Zimbabwe, and is contingent on award.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership for evidence-based program design, rollout and demonstration of program performance
  • Lead the design and implementation of new initiatives through regular performance and process improvement
  • Lead the management of a differentiated care model for key and priority populations
  • Manage a team of technical staff to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and services generated under the program
  • In collaboration with the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, ensure consistent generation of quality data for timely decision-making at all levels
  • Lead work plans, and review and track performance
  • Ensure responsiveness to donors, the Government of Zimbabwe and stakeholders on programmatic matters
  • Serve as the principal institutional liaison to Government of Zimbabwe regional structures and institutions
  • Oversee day-to-day program management
  • Lead national level epidemiological thinking and thought leadership on key and priority population programs

What are we looking for?

Required Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 10 experience in implementing and managing large health and HIV programs involving multiple partners, in/for Sub Saharan/developing countries
  • Minimum of five years of experience in designing, implementing and managing community based HIV programs, institutional/ organizational capacity building, in sub-Saharan/developing countries
  • Demonstrated strategic vision, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills in English
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of internal and external stakeholders, including host country government

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven thought leader
  • Epidemiologist with solid program experience


International Exempt

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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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