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Short-Term Management Support


Short-Term Management Support

Promoting Healthy Behaviors Project

Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Reports to the Executive Director

 
PSI urgently seeks dynamic candidates with significant leadership, management and international development experience for the position of Short-Term Management Support for the USAID-funded Promoting Healthy Behaviors (PHB) project. This temporary position will be hired for up to four months of coverage. The project’s goalis to ensure that Cambodians seek and receive high-quality health and social services at decreased financial hardship through sustainable systems. The project will accomplish this result through two specific objectives: 1) strengthened public sector systems for oversight and coordination of SBC at the national and provincial levels; and 2) improved ability of individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. The project will work primarily in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis (TB), family planning (FP), nutrition, water and sanitation (WASH), and malaria.
 
The Short-Term Management Support should have significant experience with management of health projects and knowledge of evidence-based SBC methods and strategies; current global best practices in SBC; and be consistently looking for ways to innovate and test new approaches to change behavior. Our ideal candidate has deep experience with health or SBC projects in developing countries, a passion for knowledge sharing and capacity building, and a positive and action-oriented attitude.
 
Main Responsibilities
 
• Provide managerial and strategic leadership support to the Chief of Party, Acting; to the project implementation, currently in Y2
• Facilitate adherence to rigorous quality standards in SBC project design and implementation;
• Provide financial and programmatic oversight support to the project, including work plan development and monitoring, programmatic budgeting, and spending projections.
• Ensure strong communications with USAID.
• Support in developing a learning agenda which institutionalizes project results;
• Work with M&E staff to design strategies to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the SBC programming.
 
What are we looking for?
 
• Master’s degree or higher in business, management, public health, communication, development or related field;
• 5+ years of demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of USAID-funded projects, preferably in health and SBC; and preferably in South East Asia;
• Previous Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of party or comparable experience.
• Demonstrated skills in effectively working with local governments and ministries, local organizations and partners;
• General knowledge in health subject areas relevant to the award (MCH, TB, malaria, family planning, WASH and nutrition);
• You have designed, implemented and evaluated SBC programs with demonstrated health impact;
• Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management;
• Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the project;
• The successful candidate will be a creative, results-oriented and a problem-solver, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for SBC; and proven ability to produce results.
 
What would get us excited?
 
A Capacity Builder. You are eager to share your skills and technical knowledge with others, and have a track record of working with project team members, government staff, and others to build capacity in management, leadership and strategy. You know not only how to execute high-quality SBC projects on your own, but how to set-up systems and processes to enables others to do it as well.
 
A Leader.You are able to fearlessly lead this SBC project, taking decisions and being accountable. You are also excited to be a member of PSI/Cambodia’s senior leadership team, contributing to the overall growth and strategic direction of PSI in Cambodia.
 
A SBC Champion.You believe in the power of behavior change and have worked on both large and small projects that have used this approach with demonstrated impact. You possess strong technical skills and deep knowledge in SBC that you can and have applied across different health areas. You have solid understanding of quality standards in SBC and can hold your own in a room with other specialists in this area, diplomatically defending unconventional approaches to longstanding problems.
 
Applications to be submitted no later than 27th November, 2018 @4:00PM.
Please apply online to email: [email protected] / [email protected]
 
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.