Deputy Chief of Party, Cameroon PMI Bilateral Project
Based in Yaoundé, Cameroon
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Not Eligible
Reports to Chief of Party
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI uses its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer-empowered healthcare.
ACMS (Association Camerounaise pour le Marketing Social) was founded in 1996 and is an independent network member of PSI, with programs in malaria, reproductive health, child survival, safe water, diarrhea, and HIV prevention and treatment. ACMS promotes and distributes health products, services, and healthy behaviors that enable low-income and vulnerable people to lead healthier lives.
PSI Cameroon and ACMS work daily to provide consumers with access to cost-effective health services and products to improve their health sustainably and measurably. With funding from the US President’s Malaria Initiative, ACMS works with Impact Malaria and VectorLink to build local capacity through provider training, ultimately improving malaria case management and prevention. ACMS also works through VectorLink to provide technical assistance for distributing insecticide-treated nets through routine channels in coordinating the National Program for Malaria Control.
PSI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Cameroon President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Bilateral Project. The Project will support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in implementing activities to reduce malaria morbidity and maternal and child mortality. The Project seeks to improve access to timely, quality, and well-documented malaria testing and treatment by providing community health workers with training and supervision to provide quality, effective care.
Manage project staffing, roles, responsibilities, and staff professional development. 20% of the Time
Manage project finances, including oversight of the development of budgets, tracking of spending, financial projections, and financial reporting. 15% of the Time
Manage project results, including support and oversight to senior country program staff in programmatic, technical, and financial execution of project activities. 15% of the Time
Oversee project compliance with donor and PSI policies, including subaward management. 15% of the Time
Develop strategic approaches and workplans to achieve project deliverables. 10% of the Time
Oversee programmatic reporting and technical deliverables. 10% of the Time
Relationship building and engagement with donors and internal and external partners at the national level. Represent the Project at internal and external fora. 10% of the Time
Contribute to and oversee communications, thought leadership, and knowledge management. 5% of the Time
The time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.
What are we looking for?
- Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field such as an MPH, MBA, MSc, MHA, MPA, or equivalent
- At least 7 years of related experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
- At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
- At least 5 years of program management for health projects in low or middle-income countries (LMICs) are preferred.
- At least 3 years of experience in the relevant technical field of the Project is preferred.
- At least 3 years of experience living/working in an LMIC is preferred.
- Prior experience working in Cameroon is strongly preferred. Strong preference for qualified Cameroonian nationals.
- Full professional proficiency in English and French.
- Excellent employee development and management skills. Ability to effectively manage teams. Knowing when to coach, advise, and provide specific direction.
- Innovative thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills lead to practical, effective delivery strategies to accomplish project activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact.
- Organization and attention to detail.
- Financial and budget management.
- Knowledge of relevant funder regulations.
- Excellent skills in oral and written communications and knowledge management.
- Excellent diplomatic skills and proven ability to work effectively with government officials, partners, donors, and stakeholders at high levels.
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 available resources. 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.
References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status, or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
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