Jan 062018

Organization: Population Services International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Project Director-BMGF

Health Services Department

Based in Zambia

Up to 10**%** in-country and international travel

Reports to the Executive Director

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 anticipates the need for an experienced, dynamic candidates for the position of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Project Director in Zambia to support PSI’s network member Society for Family Health (SFH). Society for Family Health is a leading local Zambian organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. SFH’s work ranges from on the ground implementation of health services, and community programs to distribution of health care products and services to the most vulnerable populations, provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

We are looking for a VMMC Project Director to help us develop, implement and evaluate innovative methods and strategies to increase demand for VMMC among the most impact age group. The project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will also involve oversight of a service delivery component through which research will be implemented. The successful candidate is expected to work closely within Ministry of health structures and to serve as a key member of the National Technical working group on VMMC. The Project Director will also serve on SFH’s Leadership team contributing to the strategic direction of the organization. It is expected that outcomes of this project will influence and shape VMMC demand generation and service delivery nationally, regionally and globally. The position is based in Lusaka, Zambia and reports to the Executive Director.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution


Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Oversee management and implementation of large scale VMMC project
  • Provide leadership and technical oversight to the VMMC portfolio of activities
  • Conceptualize/articulate ambitious, innovative VMMC service delivery and demand creation strategies.
  • Serve as point of contact for relations with donor and guide collaboration with local/international stakeholders
  • Manage the research and monitoring the evaluation of project in collaboration with PSI/SFH RME teams
  • Represent the VMMC Project in conferences and meetings
  • Write and produce detailed technical reports
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and manage budgets, deliverables, work plans and reporting.
  • Monitor project performance targets and expenditure against budget
  • Manage financial discipline, internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for direct reports and devise performance improvement plans to bridge performance gaps.
  • Lead program-based activities that require cross-functional engagement with key staff across SFH and with external stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Other tasks as required**.**

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Degree in business administration and/or relevant clinical degree with substantial experience in program oversight supervision and strategy development
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in developing/managing project strategies, monitoring and evaluation and operational research.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and achieve cost efficiency
  • Prior experience in health care service delivery or HIV prevention (e.g. VMMC or family planning)
  • Experience in managing large grants requiring collaboration with complex internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, particularly as part of a team effort.
  • Proven tracker record of increasing responsibility to oversee all aspects of donor-funded projects, including financial, human resource, compliance, and quality assurance components.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills as well as strong public presentation skills, including the ability to represent the project to key stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • References will be required.

What would get us excited?

Experienced manager. You have been a Project Director or Technical Advisor of a large project before and have excellent knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and research, M&E, with a proven ability to produce results. You have supervised staff.

Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the SFH staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

A connector. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors. You are able to identify new donors and partners for programs. You are able to spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Zambia.

A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in development and a proven ability to produce results.


  • Exempt level 6
  • This position is contingent upon funding.


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