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Chief of Party, Zimbabwe

Harare (Zimbabwe)

Chief of Party

Southern Africa

Based in Zimbabwe

Reports to Country Representative

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI/Zimbabwe works hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health and our historical funding partners (PEPFAR through USAID, UKAID through DfID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, the Maverick Collective) to drive program innovation within PSI and more broadly in the national programs we support. We deliver programs in condom social marketing, sexual and reproductive health, TB screening and treatment, HIV prevention and treatment. Our highly integrated HIV/SRH program delivers cervical cancer screening and treatment, short-term and long active reversible contraceptives and services for survivors of sexual violence. It has also blazed trails along the HIV clinical cascade reaching key populations and hard-to-reach, high risk men and youth with innovative testing approaches, ART and PrEP. Finally, having kick started the national VMMC program with PSI innovations funding, PSI/Zimbabwe contributes up to 75% of National Program results annually.

We Lead with Evidence. As the regional focal country for PSI's Evidence initiative, Zimbabwe remains at the forefront of multiple Evidence work streams including DHIS2, the Health Network Quality Improvement System (HNQIS), new approaches for Data 2 Action (D2A), layered client-level service tracking and e-referral systems for connecting with Sara.

We are looking for a Chief of Party (COP) to help plan and coordinate all activities under an anticipated 5 year USAID-funded cervical cancer screen and treat program targeting HIV positive women on treatment at high volume sites.

The COP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID and the Ministry of Health and Child Care. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and partners to ensure technical quality, timeliness, compliance and efficiency of all program activities under the program. The Chief of Party will demonstrate a seamless partnership, regular and transparent communication with the assigned AOR.

This position is contingent upon donor funding. Local Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

Main Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen national program capacity in cervical cancer screen and treat, including integration of screen and treat into existing HIV treatment structures at all levels.
  • Lead administrative oversight of the program, including compliance from annual workplanning through routine reporting to closeout.
  • Oversee technical design and quality implementation, strengthening the capacity for Ministry-led coordination and implementation at all levels.
  • Ensure responsive, evidence-based, and client-centered programming and decision making.
  • Coordinate all project staff and activities, including financial management, expenditure analysis and reporting versus budget.
  • Serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe and other key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Government of Zimbabwe and other relevant institutions to ensure buy-in and sustainability of the interventions by the close of the program.
  • Ensure strategic alignment of project objectives to country priorities.
  • Oversee program monitoring, evaluation and learning, including effective knowledge management and dissemination of results in local and international fora.

What are we looking for?

Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree or higher in Public Health or equivalent degree. MD preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing experience in health programming in sub-Saharan Africa, with demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and managing health service projects of up to $5M/year.
  • Previous experience as a USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party on PEPFAR-funded program of comparable size and scope.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HIV/AIDS programming in Zimbabwe and or/sub-Saharan Africa, and knowledge of cervical cancer screen and treat interventions, including knowledge of recent innovations in the space.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, including government, international donor agencies, private sector, local NGOs, and community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic vision, professional reputation and interpersonal skills and outstanding written and oral presentation skills in English are required.
  • References will be required
  • Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply


  • International Exempt

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

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: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-01

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