Chief of Party, Namibia

Chief of Party, Namibia

PSI - Population Services International

Windhoek, Namibia

Your contribution

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and leadership to a dynamic implementation team and coordinate all project staff and activities;
  • Provide technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program;
  • Serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID and serve as donor’s main point of contact on the program;
  • Develop and maintain excellent relations with Government leadership and other external stakeholders to ensure optimal coordination and strong partnerships;
  • Work closely with the Government of Namibia and other relevant institutions to ensure buy-in and sustainability of the interventions carried-out within the scope of the project;
  • Lead the management and coordination of local organizations and private sector partners;
  • Ensure overall achievement of program objectives and targets;
  • Help program directors set ambitious targets and monitor their performance and lead regular performance analysis;
  • Expand, monitor, and identify opportunities for increased efficiencies and cost effectiveness and ensure best value for money;
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with relevant donor standards;
  • Coordinate and/or review donor reports, including financial and other reports as required by donors and PSI;
  • Coordinate and share best practices and lessons learned documentation;
  • Manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project;
  • Ensure strategic alignment of project objectives to country priorities.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years of demonstrated successful leadership in managing large, complex, donor-funded programs within non-governmental organizations or private sector in a developing country context;
  • Previous experience as Chief of Party on a PEPFAR-funded project;
  • Demonstrated leadership in fostering successful partnership approaches and relationships among a variety of organizations/institutions including government, private sector, local NGOs, and community-based organizations;
  • Master’s degree in public health or other relevant degree related to project’s outcomes;
  • Candidates must demonstrate recent, practical experience in managing large (at least $10 million annually) HIV/AIDS programs; in preference large VMMC programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing for advocacy for health;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior level government officials, donors, and multilateral organizations; civil society, private sector; and
  • Current work authorization in Namibia preferred;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check;
  • References will be required.

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