Population Services International Recruitment for Program Director

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Population Services International Recruitment for Program Director.

Population Services International is a 501 registered nonprofit global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV, and reproductive health.

Job Description

  • Company: Population Services International
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent PSI to stakeholders (government, donors, partners, etc.) in programming areas impacting the successful and smooth running of the VectorLink project.
  • Proactively perform risk assessments to identify and mitigate risks, including operational, financial, legal, contractual, reputational and safety.
  • Ensure that mitigation actions are implemented and proactively work with HQ to ensure adequate oversight and support is provided across teams.
  • Develop, maintain and manage program work plans and track progress towards achieving targets.
  • Monitor the progress of program targets and initiate corrective action when necessary.
  • Anticipate potential schedule or priority delays and formulate/initiate plans for alternative actions.
  • Provide programmatic oversight and be responsible for the actions of team members.
  • Assist timely delivery of ITNs to field sites in coordination with supply chain team.
  • Coordinate and manage activities with and between PSI’s internal departments, including: internal audit, research/ M&E, program, operations, HR and finance to guide implementation of program activities.
  • Conduct field supervision visits to implementation counties, document findings, propose corrective actions and work with relevant stakeholders and PSI departments to address the findings.
  • Ensure that all donor compliance requirements and PSI’s internal guidelines and policies are strictly adhered to at all times.
  • Manage VectorLink budget and regularly monitor expenditure trends, raising any issues/challenges once they are identified.
  • Participate in external meetings, technical working groups, coordination meetings, etc. that impact the successful and smooth running of project activities.
  • Coordinate submission of internal and external program progress reports as well as responses to requests by donors, government, and partners.
  • Ensure timely submission of all reports and feedback to all donor queries.
  • Ensure compliance with PSI global Financial policies and Internal Controls.


  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, MD, PhD) or equivalent experience; special consideration will be given to candidates with a proven track record that combines strong management and technical skills.
  • Minimum 8 years of project/program management and international coordination experience, with at least 5 years of experience in health sector.
  • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional program and financial management experience and skills along with planning and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in applying monitoring and evaluation tools in program management and using information gathered to improve program performance.
  • Strong preference will be given to those candidates with significant experience implementing malaria elimination activities.
  • Experience interacting with the USAID, government agencies, MOH and host country governments and counterparts.
  • Ability to facilitate and work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to make a positive impact as a team leader and team player.
  • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Work authorization in Ghana is required

How to Apply

Interested applicants should Click here to apply.

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