Deputy Country Representative

Population Services International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th December, 2017

Job Description

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!

PSI/Cambodia was established in 1993 when it launched a social marketing campaign for Number One condoms, a brand that still has a significant market share in Cambodia. Since then, PSI/Cambodia has expanded to include malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment, HIV prevention, reproductive health and family planning, child survival (diarrhea prevention and treatment and pneumonia treatment), and WASH. Between 2012 and 2017, PSI/Cambodia's operations were carried out by Population Services Khmer (PSK), an independent PSI network member and a locally registered nonprofit. PSI/Cambodia re-absorbed PSK's activities in 2017 to maximize efficiency of operations, though PSI/Cambodia continues to be guided by local leadership and a Cambodia-based advisory board.

PSI/Cambodia tackles the most pressing health problems so Cambodians can lead happier, healthier, more productive lives. PSI/Cambodia works in collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia to provide affordable, quality, sustainable products and services to help vulnerable Cambodians lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.

We are looking for a Deputy Executive Director for Programs in Cambodia to help us manage a diverse group of staff, including the Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs, Malaria programs, Child Survival and WASH programs, as well as Technical Services department that encompasses Research, M&E, and Social Behavior Change.

We're looking for a leader who will work with the Executive Director to run our multifaceted health program. He/ She will be challenged to work with colleagues to implement and achieve the program-related objectives laid out in the new strategic plan 2018-2020. The Deputy ED for Programs will represent PSI and PSI/Cambodia with partners and donors, nurture current relationships and build new ones as needed.

The Deputy Executive Director for Program (DEDP) provides vision, leadership, management, and effective high-level national representation for PSI Cambodia (PSI/C) and supports the executive director to help the organization maximize its health impact in partnership with local and international stakeholders.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Deputy ED for Programs will be in charge of the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee RH, Malaria and Child Survival, WASH, SBC and Research by providing high level leadership, strategic guidance and high quality standards in the implementation of PSI/C's projects
  • Ensure that all projects leverage best practices and examples from other countries in liaison with PSI regional or PSI HQ experts
  • Lead team to identify and incubate new initiatives / expansion into new health areas in which PSI/C has comparative technical strengths to diversify PSI/C portfolio
  • Identify areas for investment or new business development and actively lead proposal writing to increase platform's health impact by mobilizing new funding opportunities
  • Ensure coordination between programmatic departments and supports the development of cross cutting initiatives (across health areas)
  • Support heads of project to develop logframes, work plans or marketing plans and, where/when necessary, improvement plans for each PSI/C project to ensure all programmatic targets are met and all projects deliverables are completed following contractual and internal deadlines
  • Help the Program Directors develop and monitor spending against their annual budgets
  • Provide support and guidance to the Malaria and WASH technical advisor to ensure clear roles and responsibilities between TA and director/manager
  • Lead the use of data to ensure evidence-based data decisions in all PSI/C projects (DHIS2, Data 2 Action, etc.)
  • Ensure platform's compliance with PSI/C and global technical policies and guidance in the different health areas where PSI/C implements projects
  • Coordinate the short or long term technical assistance provided by internal or external consultants, monitor their deliverables according to their scope of work
  • Establish a regular review mechanism of projects activities and results; ensure timely production of donor reports; monitor contractual and financial commitments vi-a-vis donors and country counterparts; identify and implement corrective strategies when necessary
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Executive Director for Operations to ensure proper implementation of programs (respect of PSI/C procedures, development of annual procurement plans, budget monitoring)
  • Supervise, support local staff on the programs team with the goal of growing capacity and promoting PSI/C's core value- Result-driven, Innovation, Collaboration and Partnership, Trust and Respect
  • Represent PSI/C in selected technical meetings related to PSI/C's projects or areas of expertise;
  • Support ED in liaising with governmental and non-governmental entities to ensure that PSI/C is perceived as a leader and a key partner in the different health areas where PSI/C implements projects and/or has expertise

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • You have 7-10 years of experience managing people, budgets and public health programs
  • You have in-depth knowledge of at least one relevant health issue, preferably in Asia
  • You have a master's degree in a relevant subject (MPH, MBA, MD, etc.) or equivalent experience in related field
  • You have lived and worked in a developing country
  • You have experience and are passionate in building local technical, management and leadership capacity
  • You are fluent in English
  • You have significant fundraising, personnel and financial management experience
  • References will be required

What would get us excited?

Experienced manager. You have been a Technical Advisor or Program Director of a large program before.

Natural fundraiser. You have experience identifying business opportunities for health or securing funds from donors like the Global Fund, USAID or private foundations.

Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the PSI/Cambodia programmatic staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

Capacity Builder: You have experience in building local technical, management and leadership capacity.

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. You are able to spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Cambodia.

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.


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