Project Director, Adolescents 360

Washington D.C

Job title: Adolescents 360 Project Director
Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 25-30% international travel
Reports to the Director for FP & RH

Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We 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.

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.
Join us!
PSI seeks an experienced Project Director to plan and coordinate all activities for a $30 million four-year investment, called Adolescents 360. With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the Project Director will oversee a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, IDEO.org, and Ogilvy & Mather Africa.

The project will work with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19. Adolescents 360, will not only generate hundreds of thousands of new users of voluntary modern contraceptives, but will also catalyze a new way of designing high-performing adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programs at scale, using a developmentally and anthropologically informed user-centered design[1] (UCD) process.

The Project Director should have significant leadership, management, and international development experience particularly in sub-Saharan Africa; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing donor and partner relations; a strong interest in private sector and innovative approaches to development; and experience successfully implementing family planning programs centered around increasing both demand and access to voluntary contraceptive services.
Your contribution
• Oversee the design and implementation of multi-country, comprehensive adolescent reproductive health program under the Adolescents 360 program in partnership with the Gates Foundation and CIFF, partners and other key stakeholders.
• Provide technical leadership on family planning and reproductive health service delivery.
• Contribute to supporting the design and diffusion of innovative approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
• Ensure the effective use and coordination of project resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls following the Foundations' standards.
• Co-develop country specific implementation plans with country partners including timelines and assigned roles and responsibilities in partnership with local stakeholders.
• Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with sub award partners.
• Provide effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project.
• Ensure project deliverables are achieved on time and to the highest standard.
• Manage sub-contract development and negotiations.
• Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to the Gates Foundation and CIFF.
• Facilitate the dissemination of project learnings to key stakeholders at both international and country levels.
• Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds located in multiple countries.

What are we looking for?
The basics
• Master's degree or higher in public health, social sciences, international development or related field
• Minimum 10 years of experience implementing large donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
• Strong experience working in international health, especially on ASRH supply and demand side interventions, including private sector and community based approaches.
• Experience implementing standardized family planning and reproductive health programs across multiple countries and managing teams in multiple countries from a distance
• Exceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably managing complex multi-national, donor funded activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions
• Experience testing innovative project interventions and disseminate key learnings.
• At least four years of experience living or working in a developing country with a preference for Sub-Saharan Africa
• Willingness to travel approximately 30% during the life of the program with higher levels likely in the first year.
• Fluency in English is required

What would get us excited?
• The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results.
• Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to sanitation preferred.
• Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, local organizations and partners.
• Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff.
• Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
• Knowledge of Gates or CIFF grant implementation is preferred.
• Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the project.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent management skills.

STATUS
• Exempt
• Level 5

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.
Job Requirements
The basics
• Master's degree or higher in public health, social sciences, international development or related field
• Minimum 10 years of experience implementing large donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
• Strong experience working in international health, especially on ASRH supply and demand side interventions, including private sector and community based approaches.
• Experience implementing standardized family planning and reproductive health programs across multiple countries and managing teams in multiple countries from a distance
• Exceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably managing complex multi-national, donor funded activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions
• Experience testing innovative project interventions and disseminate key learnings.
• At least four years of experience living or working in a developing country with a preference for Sub-Saharan Africa
• Willingness to travel approximately 30% during the life of the program with higher levels likely in the first year.
• Fluency in English is required

What would get us excited?
• The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results.
• Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to sanitation preferred.
• Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, local organizations and partners.
• Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff.
• Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
• Knowledge of Gates or CIFF grant implementation is preferred.
• Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the project.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent management skills.

STATUS
• Exempt
• Level 5

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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  • Organization: PSI - Population Services International
  • Location: Washington D.C
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-18

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