Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Western Kenya WASH Activities Based in Kisumu, Kenya Reports to: Chief of Party *Contingent upon funding Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it's 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.

Join us!

PSI seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to oversee the market Development Strategies and Technical Support to assist businesses, the private sector, and regulators to improve the sustainable management of water and sanitation services in selected counties in Western Kenya under an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded project. The program's overall goal is a financially sustainable, transformative, replicable, and locally owned sanitation marketplace in the target counties of western Kenya. The objectives to achieve this goal are (1) increased access to, and uptake of market-based improved sanitation and fecal sludge management (FSM) products and services; and (2) increased access to and uptake of market-based improved MHM products and services at the household level. Ultimately, the local public and private sectors should deliver products and services that customers are paying for, eliminating the need for ongoing donor support.

PSI has been measurably improving the health of Kenyans since 1989. Its approach harnesses the vitality of the private sector to improve health outcomes for clients. It addresses the most serious health challenges affecting resource-poor and vulnerable communities in Kenya, including HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, non-Communicable Diseases, and the greatest threats to children under 5, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition. Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

The DCOP will oversee the Market Facilitation Team by providing leadership in building strategies for a sustainable and robust market and ensure an effective intersection of product offering, supply chain, sales and marketing approaches, and an efficient delivery system. In addition, they will provide mentoring and business advice, such as training, marketing assistance, introducing innovative technology, and facilitating access to financing options to help small businesses improve their performance. The DCOP also oversees the strengthening of supply chains to improve market-based sanitation products and services delivery; and will support and guide sanitation product Design activities. The DCOP will focus on a market facilitation strategy that will institutionalize market facilitation approaches and Business Development support within government and private sector partners. The DCOP has deep experience developing small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing countries, building markets, a passion for and a deep understanding of sustainability, Knowledge Sharing, Capacity Building, and a positive and action-oriented attitude.**What are we looking for?**
  • Master's Degree in Business, Management, Economics, Public Health, or related field;
  • At least ten years experience, with seven years in a position overseeing the facilitation of market-based sanitation programs;
  • Goal focused with experience in the development, implementation, and execution of plans to grow small and medium-sized businesses;
  • Understanding of Kenyan sanitation sector desirable;
  • Strong negotiation skills with a demonstrated track record of working with businesses and entrepreneurs;
  • Creative thinker to see new routes to market and unique ways to develop existing opportunities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of USAID relevant policies, goals, and strategies;
  • Excellent diplomatic, oral/written skills and presentation abilities;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written);
  • Citizen of Kenya;
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candadate will be required to pass a background check.

  • Exempt
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. *ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (202)785-0072.*
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