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Saturday, July 11, 2009

TweetThis! Project Director, Condom Social Marketing and Regional Capacity Building, Southern Africa

Organization(s): Population Services International
Country/Region: South Africa
Contract Length: Full-time staff position
Apply by: 08 September 2009
Please use company website to apply http://www.psi.org

Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization, with a mission to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world by influencing their behavior, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. PSI has programs in more than 60 countries and works in malaria, HIV, reproductive health, child survival, and tuberculosis. PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. For more information, please visit http://www.psi.org/

PSI seeks experienced candidates for the position of Project Director, Condom Social Marketing and Regional Capacity Building, Southern Africa Region. The Project Director should have significant management and international experience, a demonstrated commitment to capacity building, an interest in private sector approaches to development and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully implementing social marketing and international health programs. The Project Director will assume programmatic oversight and management responsibility for the Dutch funded CSM and Capacity Building regional project in Southern Africa. This position is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and reports to the Regional Director, Southern Africa.

This newly established position will be responsible for project direction and supervision for regional initiatives as well as regional fundraising and leading the strategic vision of PSIs Southern Africa region. Project direction and supervision entails developing a regional strategic plan, engaging with relevant stakeholders and representing PSI in regional forums. This includes, but is not limited to:

Regional Project Direction:
  • As the Project Director of the Royal Netherlands Embassy funded 5-year condom social marketing and capacity building project, the incumbent will:
  • Directly supervise the Regional Capacity Building Program Manager and Finance/Admin Manager
  • Provide programmatic input to the Tier 1 and 2 CRs on CSM /CB activities
  • Ensure regional donor coordination, reporting, and that all project deliverables are met.
  • Develop, promote and support work plans within the region; drafting regular reports and briefs as required
  • Monitor progress of implementation of regional targets (CSM, CB, CSP)
  • Act as the advocate/facilitator for regional program activities such as procurement and marketing
  • Regional Representation:
  • Representing PSI on a regional level
  • Developing, disseminating and executing PSI's Southern Africa Regional strategy on HIV prevention in collaboration with Country Representatives
  • Sharing lessons learned about all HIV prevention approaches across the region and when appropriate between the southern Africa region and other regions
  • Developing and managing regional donor relationships
  • Liaising and networking with regional entities/structures (SADC, UN, NHCs, other) to ensure PSI representation for activities in the region
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for increased regional engagement, cooperation and impact
  • Developing strong functional links with country offices in the region, as well as with the regional team in DC
  • Facilitating training opportunities for Southern Africa Regional staff on cross-cutting issues (gender, CSP, MC, etc.) and monitoring progress made towards integration of cross-cutting issues into program implementation
  • Shared responsibility with the Regional Director for regional fundraising efforts

  • At least 10 years personnel and financial management experience, preferably in commercial marketing, advertising, or communications
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a developing country
  • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.)
  • Applied knowledge of international development and health issues
  • Familiarity with Dutch, USAID and others in the international donor community
  • Fluency in English.

The successful candidate will able to thrive in a matrix management setting, be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: demonstrated experience implementing HIV/AIDS prevention programs; in-depth understanding of regional coordination mechanisms; and proven ability to produce results. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated regional fundraising ability and experience with PSI research methodology.

Please be advised that this position is contingent upon donor approval.

Please apply online at http://www.psi.org/. No calls or emails please.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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