Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Director At Population Services International

Population Services International (PSI)

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Director


Job ID: 2024-3827
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Technical Health Areas
Population Services International


Director, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program Director (DVMMC), Lesotho

Based in Maseru, Lesotho
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Not eligible
Reports functionally to Global HIV/TB/Hepatitis Director
Reports operationally to the Country Representative
*This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval

Who we are
PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.

Join us!
PSI seeks a VMMC Program Director to lead PSI’s work under the USAID Sustaining Epidemic Control through Unified Prevention (SECURE) Activity, a five-year initiative focused on providing person-centered, evidence-based HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services across Lesotho. The project aims to address and close critical HIV prevention and treatment gaps, working in collaboration with the Government of Lesotho and leveraging past successes to advance a sustainable, equitable response to the epidemic. This person will oversee the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision services across Lesotho’s ten districts and facilitating the transition of the country VMMC program to Government leadership and management, serving as a key personnel position on a broader consortium.

The Director will be responsible for leading successful project implementation throughout the project lifecycle from start-up to close-out. Accountable for delivery of all aspects of the projects, including technical implementation, financial and administrative compliance and oversight and supervision of project staff. Oversee project team to ensure that country level implementation is provided with a high standard of excellence, achieving its set goals and targets and within budget. The person will provide high level technical thought leadership and have the managerial capacity to strategically manage risk, monitor finances and ensure each phase of work is started or completed on time. They will be responsible for using evidence to improve project design and implementation. As the leader of a single-country project, they will liaise with national stakeholders, such as Ministry of Health officials. The Director will be the primary point of contact for the project donor and assures the strategic alignment of the project with PSI Global Strategy.

Salary Range:
PSI is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • For International Assignees (paid in USD): $102,000 (minimum) – $127,000 (midpoint) – $152,000 (maximum)
  • For Lesotho Candidates (paid in local currency): Salary range to be determined.

*Candidates approved to receive expatriate packages will receive the appropriate compensation and allowance package. For candidates approved to be hired directly through the local PSI office, pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.


Your contributions

  • Program Leadership & Management, including financial oversight, compliance, and management of a consortium of partners (if applicable). 35% of Time
  • People Management 15% of Time
  • Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management and Technical Leadership on the project. 15% of Time
  • External Representation. 10% of Time
  • Internal Representation and coordination. 10% of Time
  • Fundraising (with non-project funds). 5% of Time
  • Donor Liaison. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

  • Medical degree or Masters degree in related field (Medical Degree strongly preferred)
  • At least 10 years related work experience in public health or related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • At least 5 years supervisory experience.
  • At least 7 years program management for global health projects in low or middle-income countries (LMICs) preferred.
  • At least 5 years in the relevant technical field of the project preferred.
  • At least 3 years living and working in LMICs preferred.
  • Proven success in management of complex operations, under specific donor awards and procedures, in a challenging, developing country environment.
  • Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
  • Ability to monitor and assess performance of self, other individuals, and / or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills, with emphasis on the ability to operationalize and oversee the execution of workplans.
  • Strong leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work across teams and roles. Ability to persuade and motivate people and teams.
  • Experience developing capacity of government entities, staff, and other organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing government and donor relations.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a cross cultural context.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and proven ability to work effectively with government officials, partners, donors, and stakeholders at high levels.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
**Measurement:**You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
**Honesty:**You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration:You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
**Trust:**You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
**Commitment:**You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

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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