Deputy Project Director, Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Deputy Project Director, Family Planning and Reproductive Health

PSI - Population Services International

Washington, DC, United States

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With support from USAID, PSI and its partners will ensure increased availability of and demand for evidence-based, quality MNCH/FP/RH information, services, and supplies offered by private providers; and expand public and private partnerships to ensure a total market approach for improved health care coverage. This will be achieved under the Round 2B of the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) APS.

We are looking for a Deputy Project Director to provide leadership and strategic insights to MOMENTUM Round 2B, assist in design and implementation of core and field-funded activities, oversee the project’s technical assistance and capacity building activities, oversee sub-awardee performance, and represent MOMENTUM Round 2B with key stakeholders.

Your contribution

You will be both second in command for a large, complex global program as well as having direct responsibility for a broad range of important and interesting areas of work. You will be responsible for management of all technical assistance and capacity building activities and oversee all sub-awardees.

Lead program planning and execution

  • Provide quality and timely management of project lifecycle, including;
  • Develop and steward annual and specific project workplans and budgets, both core and field funded, consistent with both organizational and donor requirements, including and updating partners as applicable;
  • Meet financial and other reporting requirements as required by donors and PSI/Washington;
  • Serve as the catalyst for the creation and development of new, innovative approaches to integrated quality MNCH/FP/RH health information, products and services;
  • Liaise effectively with other PSI Departments that can support the effective delivery of MOMENTUM Round 2b (e.g. PSI Evidence teams, Marketing, Grants & Contracts).

Contribute to knowledge management/translation/thought leadership

  • Help ensure the technical content of MOMENTUM Round 2b is disseminated effectively;
  • Contribute to applicable communities of practice for integrated, quality MNCH/FP/RH at scale.

Manage talent

  • Build technical, management, and leadership capacity of relevant staff (this post holder will oversee ‘program management’ and finance staff allocated to the project);
  • Develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team and PSI assets in all aspects of its work according to best practices, PSI operating standards, and field realities.

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;
  • 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.

The basics

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in private sector MNCH/FP/RH, particularly as it relates to program design, management and implementation, and analysis of needs and gaps;
  • A clinical degree, a degree in public health, or another related field with at least 10 years’ experience in international health programming, including at least 5 years’ in senior-level management positions and experience leading large and complex projects primarily focused on integrated service delivery in MNCH/FP/RH through the private sector;
  • Experience building the capacity of local level organizations or NGOs in developing countries, and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders and partners;
  • Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching skills; and
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; proficiency in second language is preferred but not required;
  • References will be required;
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. in exceptional cases, PSI will consider work visa sponsorship for this position [subject to legal eligibility requirements];
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager. You have been in senior management of a large, complex project before, ideally covering maternal and newborn health, child health, immunization, and family planning and/or reproductive health;
  • Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity;
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the MOMENTUM staff You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work;
  • 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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