Deputy Chief of Party, Namibia

Deputy Chief of Party, Namibia

PSI - Population Services International

Windhoek, Namibia

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 Scaling up Access for Expanded Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions Services (SAFE) Activity in Namibia. 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 Namibia. This position is based in Windhoek, Namibia, and is contingent on award.

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 Monitoring and Evaluation team, 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 Namibia and stakeholders on programmatic matters;
  • Serve as the principal institutional liaison to Government of Namibia 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?

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated capacity to provide management oversight to large, donor-funded programs;
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences preferably in Medicine or Nursing or degree related to activity’s outcomes, master’s degree preferred;
  • 6+ years of substantive international and domestic (Namibia) experience in HIV prevention interventions;
  • 6+ years of direct management of biomedical HIV interventions, including management of local non-governmental organizations;
  • Ability to organize and work with diverse teams to produce high quality project deliverables on time and according to budget;
  • Demonstrated experience managing PEFPAR-funded projects;
  • References will be required;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven thought leader;
  • Epidemiologist with solid program experience.

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