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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Master’s degree or higher in business, management or related field


Organization: population services international (PSI),


Salary : N / A




Application Dead line:2016-04-08



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 anunusually 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 chief of party to plan and coordinate all activities under an anticipated $30 million 5 year USAID-funded 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 and services to be achieved via the four interrelated objectives: 1) increased WASH governanace ad 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.      

Sound like you? Read on

The chief of party (COP) should have significant leadership, management and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing government relations; a commitment to capacity building; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and experience successfully implementing market – based approaches. This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will report to the country Director.

Sound like you? Read on

Your contribution

  • Oversee the design and implementation of a sanitation market development project that includes social marketing, social franchising and market development approaches.
  •  Provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable business models for increasing demand and supply of WASH products and services, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth.
  • Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID.
  • Facilitate senior level policy and dialogue with the sub-national governments and relevant ministries and partners.
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
  • Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with sub-award partners.
  • Contribute to supporting the design and diffusion of innovative business models and commercialization of technologies for WASH products in Ethiopia, including providing effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project
  • Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, and marketing, in order to successfully co-create and support sustainable models for sanitation.
  • Develop business plan outlining financial sustainability of the initiative.
  • Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual status reports, quarterly financial reports etc)

What are we looking for?

The basics

  •  Master’s degree or higher in business, management or related field
  • 15+ years of experience in the private sector or providing technical assistance to improve private sector performance, ideally in Africa.
  • Minimum 10 years of successful experience as project Director or large donor-funded technical assistance teams for project of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Progressively responsible supervisory experience, including: direct supervision to staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables
  • Fluency in English is required
  • References will be 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.
  • Prior experience working with finance and /or business development agencies to develop financial products and to deliver business development services preferred.
  • 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, UN agencies, other USAID projects 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 USG grant implementation is preferred.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent management skills.

Contingent upon 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,

Job Type:                             Full-Time

Reports to:                         Country Director







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