Population Services International

Phnom Penh,Cambodia

Application Deadline (optional): 
December 13, 2017

Chief of Party, Social Behavior Change (SBC) Project

Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Reports to the Executive Director

Travel approximately 15%

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. At PSI, we aim to make markets and systems work at scale and sustainability for those most in need. Social and behavior change is foundational to PSI's work. We have built our approach on more than 40 years of experience and believe that an understanding of the user's enabling environment and marketplace, combined with employing complementary disciplines to better understand human behavior, help us achieve the greatest health impact possible.

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.

Join us!

PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic candidates with significant leadership, management and international development experience for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Social Behavior Change (SBC) project. The project is in support of the Mission's health sector goal of ensuring 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), and malaria with attention to other health areas, such as family planning, nutrition, water and sanitation (WASH), or other development sectors, as other funds become available.

The COP 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.

Confirmation of the position is contingent upon award, and the estimated start date is March 2018.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

  • Provide managerial and strategic leadership to a USAID-funded project focused improving Cambodian's health seeking behaviors in the areas of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Malaria, and Tuberculosis (TB);
  • Provide technical leadership in SBC design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Facilitate adherence to rigorous quality standards in SBC project design and implementation;
  • Lead strategy for partnering with and building capacity of key government SBC stakeholders;
  • Provide financial and programmatic oversight to the project, including work plan development and monitoring, programmatic budgeting, and spending projections.
  • Ensure strong communications with USAID and high-quality periodic reporting in-line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports etc.);
  • Develop and implement a learning agenda which institutionalizes project results;
  • Work with M&E staff to design and implement 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;
  • 8+ 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;
  • 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);
  • Experience in programming focused on youth and/or gender equity and female empowerment;
  • You have designed, implemented and evaluated SBC programs with demonstrated health impact;
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff;
  • 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.


  • Exempt

Applications to be submitted no later than October 20th 2017.

Candidates with significant experience as a COP and/or in SBC are encouraged to apply.

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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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