Deputy Chief of Party (m/f)

PSI - Population Services International

PSI is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Support the COP in the design and implementation of a sanitation project that includes strengthening sanitation governance, developing the sanitation market, and accelerating key sanitation behaviors
  • Lead the delivery of sustainable solutions for increasing demand and supply of sanitation products and services, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth
  • Serve as the co-point of contact/representative of the project to USAID
  • Support the COP in facilitating senior-level policy and dialogue with the sub-national governments and relevant Ministries and partners
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards
  • Coordinate internal and external inputs for program planning and reporting, including annual work planning with sub-award partners
  • Support the design and dissemination of innovative solutions for sanitation products in Mozambique, including providing effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project
  • Develop and manage a team that includes diverse backgrounds, including finance, marketing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, to successfully co-create and support sustainable models for water and sanitation.
  • Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring payments in compliance with USAID standards
  • Ensure and coordinate PSI’s presence at crucial sanitation meetings and events in the country
  • Contribute to sanitation knowledge management, specifically coordinating internal and external communications and ensuring documentation of learnings
  • Contribute to sanitation project development by contributing to presentations, concept notes, and proposals
  • Masters’ degree or higher in business, management, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of successful experience as Project Director or 7 years’ experience as Deputy Project Director for a project of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries. Progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision of staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, multi-activity projects with a significant focus on market-based approaches.
  • 5+ years experience in the sanitation sector or providing technical assistance to improve sanitation sector performance in Africa
  • A demonstrable understanding of sector issues in Mozambique, including issues of public sector governance, institutional capacity building, and output-based performance programming
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects, local organizations, and partners
  • Ability to manage agreements and all necessary programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management
  • Knowledge of USG grant implementation is preferred
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English is required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check
  • Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted
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  • Published 29.03.2021
  • Expires 10.04.2021
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