Population Services International (PSI)

Chief of Party (World Bank Improving Healthcare Services Program)

Population Services International (PSI)

Job Description

Chief of Party, World Bank Improving Healthcare Services Program Based in Mogadishu, Reports to the Country Representative Who we are: With 50 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare. There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do. Join us! PSI and its local affiliates manage community Health Programs across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. PSI also supports national Ministries of Health to improve access to and quality of essential Health Services across the world. PSI seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Chief of Party (COP) to lead an anticipated four-year Damaal Caafimaad Project (“Improving Healthcare services in Somalia”) funded, by the World Bank through the Government of Somalia with an anticipated award date of January 2021. This position will be based in Mogadishu, Somalia and will report to the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director. Sound like you? Read on. Your contribution
  • Lead implementation of a large health service delivery and Capacity Building award in Somalia. Ensure that activities are implemented according to technical guidance from the donor and global best practices.

  • Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to the World Bank and Government of Somalia.

  • Develop and manage country workplan activities, performance indicators and targets, ensuring timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines.

  • Lead the development of programmatic reports.

  • Produce and disseminate knowledge products and processes (toolkits, case studies, best practices, technical briefing documents, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices.

  • Ensure strong country level Coordination with partners and government stakeholders.

  • Represent the project as required at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media.

  • Facilitate senior level policy and dialogue with the sub-national governments and relevant Ministries and partners.

  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of project resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with World Bank standards.

  • Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with any potential sub-award partners.

  • Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, and marketing.

  • Develop business plan outlining financial sustainability of the initiative.

  • Ensure sound Financial Management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments.

  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with World Bank and PSI requirements.

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. The basics:
  • Primary training in a health field including Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or other allied health fields

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Public Administration, or Economics

  • At least 10 years of post-qualification experience in health

  • At least 5 years’ experience managing a large-scale public health program preferably in Somalia or other conflict or fragility impacted context

  • Experience managing diverse, multi-site teams

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing the implementation a variety of individual and organizational Capacity Development approaches to develop long-term capacity improvements

  • Experience developing capacity to government entities especially around the delivery of an essential package of health services

  • Excellent communication skills in English, verbal as well as written

  • Excellent teamwork and facilitation skills

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Willingness to travel regularly across Somalia

  • Experience in working with Governments especially Federal Member States is an added advantage

  • References will be required.

  • A Somalian citizen is preferred.

  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

  • Exempt

This position is contingent upon funding. 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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