Sunday, 13 May 2012
Job Title: Director, Malaria & Child Survival, Angola Requisition Number 1028 City Luanda Country Angola Job Description-Overview PSI seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director, Malaria and Child Survival to be based in Luanda, Angola, reporting directly to the Technical Advisor, Health Services. Program components include Malaria treatment, diagnostics, and prevention interventions, with potential to scale up new interventions or ACT treatment supporting widespread availability of drugs through the private sector in three provinces. The position will also oversee the diarrheal disease prevention component. The Director will lead strategic thinking and contribute toward development of marketing plans for products and services supporting comprehensive Malaria and diarrheal disease programs and communication campaigns. Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to solve problems; an interest in private sector approaches to public health; and the ability to produce results in difficult circumstances are a prerequisite. Through provision of quality technical inputs, the candidate will maintain partnerships with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and private sector to ensure the success of the program. Reports to the Technical Advisor, Health Services, working closely with Angolan Malaria program managers, Marketing, S&D, and Research Departments. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Work collaboratively with country program staff to achieve program objectives and deliverables, mentoring and developing local staff capacity in project strategic planning, marketing, and communications design and development across programmatic areas · Provide technical assistance to operationalize new malaria strategies toward containment and elimination. Includes development of work plans guiding rapid expansion of existing franchise of private sector providers, mobile service delivery points, and public sector partnerships · Lead teams in development of appropriate maternal child health communication, training protocols, project monitoring and evaluation strategies and tools · Lead with Angolan counterparts and with assistance of Technical Advisor, Health Services external relations with NMCP and government partners, partner stakeholders, PR and Global Fund, other donors and multi and bi lateral organizations · Provide strategic guidance on design & development of research studies and marketing and communication campaigns (including mass and mid media, targeted interpersonal approaches) · Oversee management of complex Global Fund programs, including coordination w/support teams and PR · Will support roll out of ACT programs in Angola, including: • Working with national malaria partners (e.g. malaria forum) to ensure that all project activities are integrated with national malaria interests. This will include the sharing of study designs, seeking ethical approval and sharing results and policy recommendations • Ensuring PSI/A’s Research Department is implementing study designs in a quality assured and timely manner consistent with plans agreed at national and international level. • Coordinating visits by external consultants tasked with providing technical assistance to undertake specific studies. This will include managing all administrative arrangements for visitors, setting up meetings and presentations, providing required human and logistical resources and ensuring quality research outputs are produced by these consultants in a timely fashion • Regular reporting and provision of results to the Principal Investigator • Manage scale up of Malaria programs across at least 16 provinces in Angola. · Additionally, approximately 10-20% of time will be spent on special projects as outlined in CR that will contribute to other program goals and objectives. These projects will be accompanied by tailored scope of work and/or briefing sessions to outline objectives and deliverables Job Description - Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience At least 4 years of work experience in a developing country, preferably in Africa Experience in malaria programs development and management, product and/or service delivery in developing countries Proven management experience and experience liaising with international donors, UN agencies and foundations Strong knowledge of malaria prevention and treatment of nets, ACTs and diarrheal disease prevention Knowledge in application and use of PSI research and communication tools and methodologies Fluency in English and working knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish The successful candidate will have excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure; and a passion for achieving results. Position is contingent upon funding. How to Apply; https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf
Job Title: Contracts & Finance Advisor, Mozambique Requisition Number 1027 City Maputo Country Mozambique Job Description-Overview PSI seeks a Contracts & Finance Advisor to be based in Maputo, Mozambique. The Contracts & Finance Advisor will be embedded in the Administration and Finance Department and report to the Country Director. The main responsibility will be to directly advise the Director of Administration & Finance and other senior level management on key financial and contractual issues. The responsibilities of the Contracts & Finance Advisor include (a) lead the development and implementation of relevant procedures and build local staff capacity in the areas of project budgeting, budget management, financial planning & analysis, and cost control; as well as in areas of contract, grant and subaward management; (b) supporting the process of improving financial planning and financial analysis at the departmental and provincial levels; and (c) providing mentorship and coaching to the new Director of Administration and Finance on PSI policies and procedures. The Financial Advisor will strengthen and broaden the capacity of PSI’s local staff responsible for financial control, budget management, contract and agreement management, and subaward management. The successful candidate will be motivated by the analytical nature of the position in addition to the strong capacity-building elements. Candidates should be familiar with accounting at a basic level but do not need to be accountants by profession. This is a 2 year post. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Provide technical assistance to finance and analysis staff to independently implement, manage, and improve budgeting, financial analysis, and cost control measures; · Provide technical assistance in areas of budgeting, budget control, and budget analysis; · Reinforce systems and procedures that enhance project management and planning at the program department and provincial office level; · Help organize follow on trainings for non-finance staff in divisional budgeting creation and management; · Provide training and technical assistance to Contract Manager and Program directors on contractual management and compliance; · Provide training and technical assistance to Subaward Manager and Program directors on subaward issuance, management and compliance; · Advise senior staff on financial issues; and · Facilitate training sessions for staff in program and support departments. Job Description - Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: · Relevant post-graduate degree preferred or equivalent experience in a related field · Minimum of 2 years work experience in financial analysis or in a related field where analytical thinking was a core requirement; · At least four years of work experience managing a team in a developing country; · Training and/or teaching experience; · Experience with budgeting, financial analysis, and cost control processes, preferably from another PSI platform or an NGO environment; · Strong quantitative and analytical skills; · Demonstrated ability and motivation to build local capacity and/or train others; · Experience working in developing countries and/or situations of cultural or political sensitivity; · Fluent written and spoken English; and · Knowledge of Portuguese (or fluent Spanish) and/or the motivation to learn the language in a short period of time. It should be noted that the position is a technical advisor role, not a managerial role. The successful candidate will be fully integrated into the Administration & Finance Department and will work side-by-side with other staff on all tasks. The successful candidate will have some knowledge of budget management and financial analysis; ability to work effectively with, train, and develop finance staff in a cross-cultural setting; strong quantitative skills; the ability to liaise and work closely with staff across departments; and excellent interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates with developing country experience, preferably in a lusophone country; and knowledge of public health issues and the international donor community. Maputo is a safe and family friendly post with great opportunities for professional development and exceptional access to recreational activities. How to Apply; https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf
Job Title:Marketing Technical Advisor, Senegal Requisition Number 1032 City Dakar Country Senegal Job Description-Overview PSI seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Marketing Technical Advisor to provide effective leadership and strategic management of health interventions, ensuring they are targeted, evidence based, and use international best practices to achieve health impact. The candidate will ensure an effective transfer of these skills to the local organization's Brand Manager, Sales and Distribution Manager and BCC manager over the course of his/her 3-year term. This full-time position is based in Dakar, Senegal and reports to the Country Representative/Chief of Party with a preferred start date in July 2012. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensure that all marketing programs are planned and executed using the DELTA process. • Provide technical leadership and guidance to support Social Marketing and Behavior Change Communications programs in HIV, family planning, malaria and child survival. More specifically the TA will: • Ensure that marketing plans are developed on time using the DELTA process for all interventions and monitor their performance; • Ensure that marketing strategies are planned using the Total Market Approach (TMA); • Ensure close collaboration and synergies between the brand manager, the BCC manager and the S&D manager; • Guide the development of PUSH strategies according to marketing objectives and sales targets; • Advise on the appropriate distribution models/strategies to expand distribution into both private and public sector; • Help implement efficient Trade Marketing strategies by channel (pharmaceutical and commercial); • Develop and implement supporting tools and systems to insure efficiency of Sales and Distribution strategies (i.e.: for tools: TMA, GIS to map all retail shops, sales guides and job aids, MIS database to collect and analyze key sales data and indicators, etc. - for systems: dimensioning of sales staff, sales routing, individual sales targets and incentives, continuous training program for sales staff, supervision program, evaluation and rewarding of sales staff, partnership meetings with wholesalers, etc.) • Guide the development of PULL strategies according to marketing objectives and sales targets; • Help develop IPC strategies using latest state-of-the-art techniques and approaches; • Ensure that the BCC manager plans and executes activities according to DELTA marketing objectives. • Build the marketing and communication technical expertise as well as management capacity of the Brand Manager, the S&D manager and the BCC manager to design plan and execute effective and efficient interventions to achieve ambitious targets. More specifically, the Technical Advisor will: • Train all ADEMAS senior staff on DELTA; • Train the marketing staff on DELTA+ S&D and DELTA+ Promo; • Train all ADEMAS team on Adult Learning and Innovation Techniques; • Build the management skills of ADEMAS staff to insure optimal execution of marketing plans; • Improve the efficiency and health impact of prevention programs while effectively leveraging staff and resources and developing strategies that maximize synergies between health areas; • Support the program director and the marketing staff in identifying and assessing market need and feasibility for new products and services within existing health areas • Identify and pursue opportunities for additional funding • Contribute to the development of strategic plans and goal setting • Maintain regular and strong donor, Government and other stakeholder relations, including building partner technical capacity as needed. Job Description - Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: • Masters degree in relevant field (Marketing, International Business, MBA) or equivalent experience • 5 years demonstrated marketing experience (preferably in West Africa) • At least 4 years of work experience managing a team in a developing country • Expertise in the design and implementation of social marketing strategies with a particular focus on Sales & Distribution, Medical Detailing, and BCC, specifically IPC • Expertise in DELTA, Adult Learning and Innovation techniques • Technical expertise in the area of HIV, reproductive health, maternal and/or child health preferred • Familiarity with international health, development issues and the international donor community • Experience with logical frameworks, marketing planning and program management tools • Ability to work effectively in partnership with a variety of audiences and organizations • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills preferred • Fluency in written and spoken English and French required • INGO experience strongly preferred How to Apply; https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf
Job Title Health Services Technical Advisor, Zambia* Requisition Number 1029 City Lusaka Country Zambia Job Description-Overview PSI seeks candidates for Health Services Technical Advisor, Zambia to provide technical support to PSI's global mission. This full-time position is based in Lusaka, Zambia and reports to the Country Representative. Please note: this position is contingent on funding. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide technical leadership and guidance to support SFH Zambia's HIV prevention and RH programs, which include adult and neonatal male circumcision (MC) and HIV counseling and testing (HTC), long acting reversible methods of contraception (IUCD, PPIUD, implants) and cervical cancer screening. Technical assistance will also be provided to PSI's partners, both local and international NGOs. Build the capacity of senior technical staff to lead the Health Services department, via coaching, training, and shared oversight of activities. Transfer knowledge and skills in technical areas, and in program management (development of workplans, M&E plans, budgets and budget monitoring, program design and development). Improve the efficiency and health impact of health services programs while effectively leveraging staff and resources; devise strategies to increase synergies between HTC, MC and RH programs. Help PMs manage SFH's CT, MC and RH static and outreach programmes. Provide support and mentorship to health services managers and staff. Work with SFH health services programme managers to work with public sector hospitals and health centers to ensure integration of adult/adolescent VMMC, and RH services. Actively contribute to the identification of new funding opportunities for Health Services programmes and activities, as well as for related health areas, e.g. tuberculosis/HIV integrated programming. Coordinate technical support to PSI partners and affiliates on HTC, MC and RH. Contribute to regular programmatic and donor reports and document programmatic challenges and lessons learned. Work in close collaboration with SFH's Communication and Marketing department to provide input into and ensure demand creation for HTC, MC, RH and Cervical cancer Screening programs, and ensure relevancy and consistency of all related messages. Work with research and M&E team to develop and monitor effective MIS systems, and quantitative and qualitative studies and surveys. Ensure close linkages between research results and evidence-based program planning. Serve as a key member of the platform's senior management team contributing to strategic planning and decision-making on a regular basis; transition participation to local key technical staff persons after one year. Job Description - Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: 5-7 years of relevant professional experience. Substantial field experience strongly preferred. Graduate degree in public health, international development, marketing, or related discipline. Technical expertise in HIV and RH required, including significant experience in the design and management of HIV prevention programs. Demonstrated understanding of current research and programmatic best practices in HIV prevention and LARC methods of FP. Experience leading teams in project implementation, with demonstrated ability to motivate and build capacity of staff. Demonstrated ability to build capacity and transfer skills and knowledge strongly preferred. Exceptional written and oral communication skills; highly motivated and organized, able to work effectively with a variety of partners and stakeholders. How to Apply; https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf
Job Title: Country Representative- Papua New Guniea Requisition Number 1012 City Port Moresby Country Papua New Guinea Job Description-Overview PSI seeks candidates for Papua New Guinea (PNG) Country Representative, to provide senior management support to PSI's global mission. Over the past five years PSI PNG has expanded operations from a staff of 8 to a staff of 60 and is expected to grow modestly in the next several years. Program focus is on sexual and reproductive health, sanitation, hygiene, and malaria, with the intent to move towards a Community Case Management approach and increased targeting of non-communicable diseases. This full-time position is based in Port Moresby, PNG, and reports to the Regional Director for Asia/Eastern Europe. RESPONSIBILITIES 1. External Relations • Represent PSI to national government agencies; key stakeholders such as UN agencies, private sector partners and NGOs; and donors in host country. • Manage public relations efforts such as the development of annual reports, success stories, press releases and fact sheets; host donor visits; and supervise the development of any other PR publications or activities. • Ensure that PSI is an active participant of national and partner working groups, committees, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and any other relevant bodies as appropriate. • Establish and /or maintain a local Advisory Board 2. Program Development • Develop long-term strategic plans with Advisory Board, and appropriate platform staff. • Analyze potential new program areas and opportunities for innovation. • Lead new business efforts, including developing and maintaining excellent relationships with donors and relevant stakeholders. • Develop clear objectives with staff that are linked to platform minimum standards, platform strategic plan and donor deliverables. • Oversee the creation of annual marketing plans and the development of evidence-based programming. • Review and approve research conducted in support of programs, and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of program activities. • Coordinate with appropriate PSI headquarters technical departments to ensure that program activities follow best practices. • Ensure that PSI projects are contractually compliant, including meeting all reporting requirements and deliverables. 3. Human Resources Management • Establish management structure to support program activities and to meet minimum standards. • Ensure that induction and job training is provided to all staff. • Provide adequate pay and benefits to retain qualified staff within the limits of donor budgets and following a platform salary matrix that is competitive with industry standards. • Establish and follow a regular performance evaluation system for all staff. • Ensure that senior managers are leading Capacity Building efforts • Directly manage and mentor staff members, as per the platform's management structure. 4. Financial and Internal Controls • Develop and manage both annual and project budgets in accordance with donor and PSI/W regulations. • Ensure regular review of expenditures against project budgets at the departmental level. • Ensure the application of internal controls over the procurement, use and protection of resources. • Ensure that all PSI financial policies and procedures are followed and validated by internal evaluations and external audits. • Develop economies of scale and other cost efficiencies through a supply chain system that includes a stringent risk management plan and minimum standards of performance. • Meet PSI minimum standards for implementing financial systems and submitting monthly financial reports to headquarters. Job Description - Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: • At least five years work experience in a developing country; • Significant fundraising, personnel, operational and financial management experience, with a technical background in marketing, advertising, or communications a plus; • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership and external relations; • Proven ability to develop and mentor staff; • Experience developing and executing behavior change communications or marketing campaigns; • Knowledge of international development and health issues; • Familiarity with Global Fund, AusAID, ADB and USAID as well as the international donor community; • Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal skills; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience; • Fluency in English ** The term of the post is expected to be for three years. This post is open to spouses and families, though it is a challenging security environment. How to Apply; https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf
Job Title: Behavior Change Communications Specialist- Nigeria Requisition Number 1011 City Abuja Country Nigeria Job Description-Overview Society for Family Health (SFH) is the lead implementing organization of the 5 year USAID expanded social marketing programme in Nigeria (ESMPIN) project in partnership with PSI, BBC World Service Trust and Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH). The ESMPIN project aims to substantially increase access to and coverage of modern contraceptives through private sector channels in Nigeria using tested social marketing approaches. The project was contracted in April 2011 and commenced operations July 2011. SFH seeks candidates for the position of Behavior Change Communication Specialist to be based in Abuja, Nigeria. RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include but are not limited to: Oversee the development, management and implementation of a communication strategy to increase use of health products and practice of healthy behaviors Oversee implementation of a communication strategy to effectively influence behavior change at the individual, community and political levels Oversee and manage a wide variety of interventions from mass media advertising campaigns to small group and interpersonal communications Oversee development and management of a strategy to build the capacity of Nigerian organizations and government counterparts in BCC programming Effectively collaborate with all key partners and stakeholders throughout the life of the project Oversee the development and harmonization of program messages, IEC materials and related training curriculum Develop in coordination with partners a mass media dissemination and monitoring plan Supervise a team of project staff and create professional development opportunities Job Description - Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in public health or other relevant health or behavior change communications discipline Minimum 8-10 years experience in two or more large-scale social marketing and BCC programs Experience with implementing BCC in the context of FP/RH/MCH/Malaria and behavior change interventions at different levels in 2 or more developing countries. Demonstrated technical expertise in a relevant mix of designing, managing and evaluating health programs through social marketing, as well as small group and IPC activities that have led to correct and sustained use of methods, services and socially-marketed products Familiarity with the different cultural, social and religious identities in Nigeria and/or in a similar African setting Excellent organizational, teamwork and multitasking capabilities Fluency in English required Demonstrated ability to produce results The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment; excellent team work skills and a demonstrated capacity to produce results. How to Apply; https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf
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