Chief of Party, Mozambique At Population Services International


Chief of Party

Based in Maputo, Mozambique

Reports to Country Representative

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

With support from the Government of Mozambique and international donors such as the Royal Netherlands Embassy, DFID, USAID, CIFF, and other private foundations, PSI has worked in Mozambique since 1995. We have implemented social marketing and behavior change communications to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across various health areas, including sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, WASH, and cervical cancer. In Mozambique, PSI manages the largest non-state network of family planning clinics supported by three donors; manages the leading condom and water treatment solution brands with outsourced sales and distribution through a $100 million annual private sector distributor, applies adaptive learning approaches to develop new approaches, markets and technologies across innovative adolescent family planning, private sector PHC/SRH provision, and cervical cancer projects – all powered by a data-driven culture leveraging a range of digital and evidence platforms. PSI/Mozambique differentiates itself by implementing innovative learning programs that inform and scale PSI’s programming, as well as national policy. The program is among PSI’s top CYP performers, has an annual budget of over $13 million, four offices in-country, and 200 staff.

We are looking for a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated $25 million 5-year USAID-funded project in Mozambique. The project will support the capacity building of the National Malaria Control Program for malaria prevention and treatment in Mozambique.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

  • Oversee the design and implementation of a malaria project that includes building the capacity of the National Malaria Control Program to manage malaria prevention and treatment in Mozambique.
  • Serve as the 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 dissemination of a strong capacity building program for malaria control and prevention in Mozambique, 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, marketing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments in compliance with USAID standards
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports, etc.)**Qualifications**

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

Collaboration: You can work independently but thrive within a team.

Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous, and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable for driving measurable results.

Commitment: You are independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy into the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics

  • Masters’ degree or higher in business, management, public health, or related field.
  • Minimum ten years of successful experience as Project Director or large donor-funded technical assistance teams for a project of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries. Progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision of staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects with a focus on capacity building of national malaria institutions.
  • 7+ years’ experience in the malaria sector or providing technical assistance to improve malaria prevention and treatment, ideally in Africa.
  • A demonstrable understanding of sector issues in Mozambique, including issues of public sector governance and institutional capacity building.
  • 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 necessary 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.
  • Capacity to effectively deal with and resolve conflict.
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in Portuguese is a plus.
  • References required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

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

Market developer: You have the demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to public health.

Collaborative manager. You can inspire a shared vision for the project staff. You have successfully helped your team learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

A connector. You have experience working with Ministries and Governments’ bodies, health care companies, or global health donors. You can spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Mozambique.

A Strategist and an innovator. 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 a proven ability to produce results.


  • Exempt

*Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log in to 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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