Health Services - Population Services Intl. | Angola

Closing date:  01 Nov 2011

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

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.

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PSI seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor, Health Services for PSI/ Angola. The candidate will provide effective leadership and strategic management of PSI/Angola’s health interventions to ensure they are targeted, evidence based, and using international best practice approaches to achieve health impact. The successful candidate will serve as the Chief of Party for an integrated social marketing program. This full-time position is based in Luanda, Angola and reports to the Country Representative.

• Provide technical leadership and guidance to support PSI/Angola’s Social Marketing and Behavior Change Communications programs in HIV, family planning, malaria and child survival • Build the technical expertise and program management capacity of senior technical staff to design and manage effective and efficient interventions • Support technical Program Directors to set and achieve ambitious DALY, sales and distribution targets and monitor their performance towards these goals • Ensure all Program Directors develop and implement project logframes and annual marketing plans using the Delta process for all interventions and monitor their performance • Ensure Program Directors develop research briefs and use research results to identify priorities and drive intervention strategies • Improve the efficiency and health impact of prevention programs while effectively leveraging staff and resources and developing strategies that maximize synergies between health areas
• Support program directors in identifying and assessing market need and feasibility for new products and services within existing health areas • Identify and pursue opportunities for new cross cutting health interventions and new technologies • Contribute to the development of PSI/Angola’s five year strategic plan • Maintain regular and strong donor, Government and other stakeholder relations, including building partner technical capacity as needed
QUALIFICATIONS: • Masters degree in relevant field (MBA, MSW, MPH) or equivalent experience • Technical expertise in the area of social marketing, HIV, reproductive health, maternal and/or child health preferred • 3-5 years demonstrated health experience • At least four years of work experience in a developing country, experience in a post conflict environment preferred • Experience managing USAID funded projects, including managing a diverse team preferred • Familiarity with international health, development issues and the international donor community • Experience logical frameworks, marketing planning and program management tools preferred • Ability to work effectively in partnership with a variety of audiences and organizations • Fluency in spoken and written English • Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish preferred • INGO experience strongly preferred • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills preferred

Please apply online at 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.