Function: USAID MULU Key Populations Activity
Department: Technical Program
Reports to: Executive Director, USAID MULU Key Populations Activity
Based in: Addis Ababa
Duration of contract: Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds.
Remuneration: As per the organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits
Application Deadline: November 8, 2021
Who we are?
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door. We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes. We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities. We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.
We are looking for a Technical Director (key personnel) to provide strategic technical leadership to ensure a holistic technical approach to an integrated and comprehensive HIV/AIDS program in the community setting that will achieve measurable outcomes in the prevention of new HIV infections among key and priority populations, with improved access to preventive and treatment services, comprehensive behavior change interventions and clinical interventions S/he is accountable to the COP and will work closely with the Technical, Program and MEL teams and communicate technical strategies to regional staff and to sub grantees. S/he will manage a team of technical/program experts and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.
Sounds like you? Read on!
- Work closely with the Technical/Program/MEL teams to strengthen the Activity’s 2-way public/private/NGO referral network in towns of operation, strengthening electronic data collection platforms (e.g., CommCare), and adhering to PSI research and metrics standards for documentation which allows PSI/E to count referral disabled adjusted life year (DALY)s;
- Lead the adaptation of local and international best practices to standardize integrated HIV/STI/RH biomedical services, with attention to newer Activity areas including Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for PrEP and case-based surveillance/recency testing.
- Lead and manage biomedical unit staff through MBO system, routine feedback and coaching, capacity development planning, and performance appraisals.
- Represent MULU KP biomedical services to the FMOH and associated biomedical technical working groups, USAID and cost-share donors, implementing partners, and stakeholders.
- Participate in platform technical leadership teams, efforts to strengthen platform procedures, PAT and PIP, internal and external assessments, and strategic planning efforts.
- Contribute to institutional workplanning and reporting, M&E system development, start-up and closeout procedures;
- Maximize the relevance and DALY impact of biomedical interventions by contributing to effective fundraising efforts.
What are we looking for?
- Master’s Degree in Public Health or related fields with eight (8) years of demonstrated experience out of which four (4) years at a Managerial levelOR
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related fields with ten (10) years of demonstrated experience out of which four (4) years at a Managerial level
- At least eight years of experience implementing and managing large health and HIV programs involving multiple partners, in/for Sub Saharan/developing countries is desirable, with 8 years’ experience as a deputy chief of party of USG and PEPFAR funded programs.
- Specialized knowledge and demonstrated expertise in the area capacity building, systems strengthening of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services which are necessary for strengthening service delivery at the regional and national level is required.
- Experience with quality improvement and assurance, planning and development is essential in regard to capacity building and systems strengthening is required.
- Demonstrated strategic ability, conflict management, team building, and negotiation skills is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description is required
What would get us excited?
- Significant experience in developing and implementing programs targeting Key and Priority Populations with combination prevention services
- Fluency in English and Amharic languages
- Demonstration of strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
- Full fluency in Microsoft Office functions
- Demonstrated experience in USG-funded project management, including familiarity with PEPFAR indicators, planning and reporting requirements.
- Comfort with public speaking and presentation in high level local and international public forums.
How to Apply
Are you intrigued? Apply!
By following our 3 steps application process:
1. Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Send your CV and application letter to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly mark “Application for Technical Director for Programs Position” in the subject line.
3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.
Application deadline November 8, 2021. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.