South Africa: Project Director
Cape Town, South Africa
|Closing Date : 2017-01-13|
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Organization: Population Services International
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017
Project Director, Co. 160 Social Health Enterprise
Southern Africa Region
Based in South Africa
Up to 30%international travel
Reports to the Regional Director, Southern Africa Region
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 lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives 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.
We are looking for an experienced Project Directorto plan and coordinate all activities for a regional Social Health Enterprise focused on pharmaceutical and ethical product distribution with potential inclusion of health service delivery. The Project Director should have significant leadership experience in the field of international development and a strong interest in commercial sector and innovative approaches to development. Ideally, the applicant will have experience in the development of social enterprise models that deliver both health impact and sustainability. Experience living and working in the Southern Africa region would be viewed as a big plus.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will be responsible for Formulating the long-term vision and strategic direction for the enterprise to ensure the financial success and viability of the business as well as sustained health impact.
You key portfolios comprise:
Leadership, Relationship Management and Fund-RaisingFormulate long-term vision and strategic direction for the enterprise to ensure the financial success and viability of the business as well as sustained health impact. Provide public health direction to a local team made up of staff members with commercial backgrounds.Ensure that the organization and its vision, values, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to all relevant stakeholders.Lead initiatives to raise funds for the enterprise from traditional donor sources, program income/surplus generation and investments/partnerships with private entitiesServe as primary liaison between the organization and governments and donorsProvide guidance and leadership for overall management and implementation of activities; responsible for program planning, timely achievement of program objectives and targets and financial and budgetary oversight. Maintain effective and regular communication with funders, government and regulatory authorities, partners; serve as the funders' main point of contact on the program.Manage the relationships between the enterprise and the PSI affiliates in the countries in which the enterprise operates.
Talent ManagementAssure a work environment that recruits, retains and supports high performers. Recruit and maintain highly skilled staff across technical, marketing, sales and distribution and operational functions.Work closely with and support the General Manager of the enterprise to assure both business viability and compliance with the policies and requirements of donor or other investor fundsPromote a culture that reflects the organisations values, encourages high performance and rewards productivity.Program Planning and Execution OversightProvide public health direction to a local team made up of staff members with commercial backgrounds.Together with enterprise senior management, identify new products, services and markets to expand enterprise portfolio and deliver health impact.Oversee timely and high quality narrative and financial reporting to funders.Monitor and ensure compliance with all relevant laws, industry regulations, funder and PSI organizational policies and regulations; assure the on-time submission of all required legal and regulatory documents
Our needsMaster's degree in public health, social sciences, international development, business, or related field8+ years' experience in the implementation and management of international development projects with a preference for sub-Saharan AfricaKnowledge of and/or experience with family planning and HIV programs and products/servicesInformed understanding of the South African economy and general business environmentExperience implementing standardized programs across multiple countries and managing teams in multiple countries from a distance preferredExceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably managing complex multi-national, donor funded activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions or businesses;Experience in the development of social enterprise models that deliver both health impact and sustainability preferred;Familiarity with fund-raising and managing European and Foundation funded projects (Dutch, Sida, Gates) preferred
Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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