Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Project Director (Health Systems Strengthening, Primary Health Care, and Counter Gender Based Violence)

Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Job Description


Project Director, Health Systems Strengthening, Primary Health Care, and counter Gender Based Violence (Lesotho)
Based in Lesotho

Who we are
On behalf of a consortium, Population Services International (PSI) seeks a Project Director for a Lesotho Health System Strengthening, Primary Health Care and counter Gender Based Violence Support Project.

Join us!
The Project Director (PD) will lead the Health System Strengthening, Primary Health Care and counter Gender Based Violence Support Contract (HSS/PHC/cGBV Support) implementation to achieve or contribute to the project outputs and mid-term outcomes as stated in the project logic.


Your contributions
-The PD will provide oversight and advice on all aspects of program performance. The PD will provide leadership across the base period and five option years, guiding the supporting program planning and development, and ensuring the availability of resources.
-The PD will serve as a primary means of collaboration with the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and will liaise with project staff for the other HSS Project contractors.
-The PD will aid in the production of quarterly and annual work plans and payment schedules while guaranteeing the timely submission and quality of all reports, materials, publications and other deliverables or products.
-The PD will mentor and support project staff and supervise consultants. This position is based in Lesotho.


What are we looking for?
-A clinical degree or advanced degree (Masters or above) in Public Health or health management, Health Policy or financing or other relevant field.
-At least 10 years demonstrated professional experience in international health programming, senior-level management, and experience leading large projects.
-At least 4 years of experience with sub-Saharan Africa Health Programs, in-person or remote.
-Familiarity with the health system in Lesotho.

-At least 8 years of demonstrated expertise of influencing governments, donors, and/or other implementers.
-At least 4 years of demonstrated professional experience with health system strengthening in countries with populations <5 million.
-At least 8 years demonstrated successful experience leading teams to deliver outputs or results on time.
-Understanding or experience working on MCC-funded projects.
-Strong verbal and written English language skills.

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. 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. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. The consortium prime will consider work visa sponsorship for this position subject to legal eligibility.

PSI has implemented a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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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