Manage a large dynamic team of multiple reproductive health projects including 1-2 direct reports, total indirect reports over 20. Work with team to increase technical, program management, and strategic vision capacity.
Provide technical, operational and financial oversight for all reproductive health projects
Manage external relations with Ministry of Health and local health and administrative authorities to ensure smooth programmatic implementation
Ensure that activities are implemented according to technical guidance from the donor and global best practices
Coordinate technical assistance from sub-contractors to achieve workplan deliverables
In collaboration with the headquarters and local technical teams, develop project workplans and ensure performance indicators and targets are met, as well as timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines
Responsible for managing all programmatic reporting in English, including working with headquarters technical staff to ensure report quality
Support country office in the production and dissemination of knowledge products, including producing regular success stories
Coordinate team in developing and submitting proposals for new projects
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
Leadership and Management Expertise: Experience managing large dynamic teams preferred
Master’s degree in public health, business, international relations or equivalent
Demonstrating Results: You have 5+ years track record demonstrating senior level leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing resources for serving social needs in a developing country.
Field Experience: You have a minimum of two years working with or delivering reproductive health programs in West Africa. Sound technical knowledge of reproductive health policy and context.
Forging Partnerships: You can coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, MoH, and other government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.
Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both leading and working through others.
Simplify: You quickly distil complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
Communication: You have strong communication skills in French and English.
Donor Management: Knowledge of reproductive health funding landscape preferred.
New Business Development: Experience in donor prospecting and proposal development preferred
Compliance: Familiarity with donor regulations, including US Government regulations for reproductive health programming preferred
References will be required.
The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.