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Population Service International   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Deputy Director- ADOLESCENTS360

  • Post-graduate education
  • Business, strategic management
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

What are we looking for?

  1. MBA in marketing, international development, public health or related subject preferred with at least 9 years of relevant experience
  2. Experience with rolling out complex interventions at scale in challenging environments. Ability to combine an entrepreneurial attitude with grounded, evidence-based decision making.
  3. A good balance of creative and innovative thinking coupled with strategic, analytic and practical skills to develop and implement strategies that generate tangible outcomes.
  4. Must have exceptional results orientation, with a high degree of personal initiative and leadership, in a minimal resource environment.
  5. Experience working in multiple emerging economy contexts including ability to form productive inter-cultural work relationships.
  6. Skilled in analysis and problem solving with excellent project management skills.
  7. Evidence of ability to work independently and to lead small groups to consensus.
  8. Ability to present information persuasively to a wide variety of audiences.
  9. Strong English written and oral communication skills.
  10. Willingness to travel up to 25% of time
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current Curriculum Vitae.


  1. Manage the implementation of multi-country, comprehensive adolescent reproductive health program under the Adolescents 360 program in partnership with the Project Director.
  2. Provide operational leadership and technical support on delivery of programs at scale.
  3. Contribute to supporting the design and diffusion of innovative approaches to program design and implementation in general, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in particular.
  4. Ensure the integration of project monitoring and evaluation with operations
  5. Lead the development of country-level business plans for designed solutions, including costing analysis and pathways to achievement of programmatic targets.
  6. Together with the Project Director, lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with sub award partners.
  7. Provide effective guidance and support to in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project.
  8. Provide professional mentoring and coaching to A360 Country Leads
  9. Ensure country-level project deliverables are achieved on time and to the highest standard.
  10. Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to the Gates Foundation and CIFF.
  11. Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds located in multiple countries.
  12. Supervise the project Program Manager, Monitoring and Evidence Advisor, Field based Technical advisors.
  13. Assume the responsibilities of the Project Director, A360, in case of her absence.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Quality management; Programme management; Personnel management; Project preparation and planning; Mentoring and coaching; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Population Service International

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

Population Services International (PSI) has bee measurably improving the health of Kenyans since 1989. Our approach harnesses the vitality of the private sector to improve health outcomes for "Sara" - our archetype that focuses our interventions. We address the most serious health challenges affecting resource - poor and vulnerable communities in Kenya, including HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning and the greatest threats to children under five including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition.