Chief of Party – Malaria (m/f)

PSI - Population Services International

PSI is recruiting a Chief of Party - Malaria (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • PSI is looking for a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated $25 million 5-year USAID-funded project in Mozambique
  • The project will support the capacity building of the National Malaria Control Program for malaria prevention and treatment in Mozambique
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a malaria project that includes building the capacity of the National Malaria Control Program to manage malaria prevention and treatment in Mozambique
  • Serve as the main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID
  • Facilitate 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
  • Lead internal and external program planning and reporting, including annual work planning with sub-award partners
  • Contribute to supporting the design and dissemination of a strong capacity building program for malaria control and prevention 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 members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, marketing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning
  • Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments in compliance with USAID standards
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports, etc.)
  • Masters’ degree or higher in Business, Management, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of successful experience as Project Director or large donor-funded technical assistance teams 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, high-value, multi-activity projects with a focus on capacity building of national malaria institutions
  • 7+ years’ experience in the malaria sector or providing technical assistance to improve malaria prevention and treatment
  • A demonstrable understanding of sector issues in Mozambique, including issues of public sector governance and institutional capacity building
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects, local organizations, and partners
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff
  • 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 English is required, fluency in Portuguese is a plus
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • References required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check
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