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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Masters degree or higher in public health, social sciences, or related field


Organization: population services international (PSI),


Salary : N / A




Application Dead line:2016-03-25





Brief Description

PSI seeks a Deputy chief of Party to support the impelmentation  of activities uner an anticipatd $30 million USAID-founded project in Ethiopia. The project will have a strong focus on catalytic change and transformative impact, and will encompass a set of innovative and strategic interventions targeting actions at different scales, with an overall goal of reducing under-five mortality, through increased use of WASH products .

Who we are

We’re population services international (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

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.

The anticipated project has an overall goal of reducing under-five mortality, through increased use of WASH products and services to be achieved via the four interrelated objectives:

1) increased WASH governance and management capacity at the sub-national level; 2) increased demand for low –cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation; 3) increased supply for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation; 4) increased knowledge base to bring WASH innovations to scale.


  • Assist the chief of party with all aspects of the project operations including the technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training staff and developing an organizational chart with distinct roles and responsibilities
  • Oversee the overall technical management of the program, including day-to –day activities and oversight of partners’ activities.
  • Serve as acting chief of party as demand requires
  • Facilitate government relationships and capacity building of Ethiopian institutions to improve market support functions and enhance the public sector’s enabling role for WASH and sanitation
  • Build capacity of in-country staff to implement market –based sanitation activities
  • Contribute to design of overall strategy for strengthening supply and better linking with demand, and improving overall enabling environment
  • Support COP in compiling and disseminating high –quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual status reports, quarterly financial reports etc.)
  • Document lessons learned and organize learning and sharing opportunities between project and external stakeholders.


  • Masters degree or higher in public health, social sciences, or related field
  • 7+ years experience as senior program management specialist in successful international projects, in the implementation and management of international  projects, specifically, with demonstrated experience in water and sanitation programming, market –based approaches, governance and capacity building.
  • Experience in directing, managing, implementing and evaluating large, complex projects involving the collection, analysis and presentation of health and population  data that covers the full range of technical, field and administrative skills required for successful implementation of this type of program.
  • Track record of effective liaison with Ethiopian government and policy makers
  • Experience in small & medium enterprise development preferred
  • Progressively responsible supervisory experience, including: direct supervision of staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
  • Broad understanding of public health in Ethiopia.
  • Understanding of rules and regulations related to USAID project funding, subcontracting and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated skills in technical and administrative management of USAID funded projects strongly preferred.
  • Well organized, Strong attention to detail, and ability to multitask
  • Fluency in English is required and Amharic preferred

Contingent up on funding

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.

Department:-East Africa, Ethiopia country Program Operations

Job Type:-Full –time









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