Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Vietnam Strengthening Local Health Security Project (PSI)

Job Details

  • Organisation Name: PSI
  • Location: Hanoi
  • Application Deadline: Thu, 2024-02-29

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

Established in Vietnam since 2005, PSI has used social marketing techniques to fill system gaps and motivate improved healthy behaviors and best practices related to HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, non-communicable diseases, reproductive health, and public health emergency responses. PSI Vietnam aims to strengthen the national health system using interventions that focus on building the private sector’s capacity and commitment to providing affordable and quality health products and services.
PSI seeks a Deputy Chief of Party that will work with the Chief of Party to provide oversight for overall project implementation, ensuring project deliverables are delivered on time and within budget for a multiple-year USAID Local Health Security Strengthening Project in Vietnam. Supervise personnel. Ensure the project is led in coordination and collaboration with the PSI network member leadership team, government officials, and other national stakeholders in the country where the project is implemented. Support alignment of the project with PSI's global strategic priorities, the platform's priorities, and as well as national and regional priorities, strategies, policies, and interventions. Ensure the project operates with minimal financial, contractual, and reputational risk.

Your contributions

  • Manage project staffing, roles and responsibilities, and professional development of staff. 20% of the Time
  • Manage project finances, including oversight of the development of budgets, tracking of spending, financial projections, and financial reporting. 15% of the Time
  • Manage project results, including support and/or oversight to senior country program staff in programmatic, technical, and financial execution of project activities. 15% of the Time
  • Oversee project compliance with donor and PSI policies, including for subaward management. 15% of the Time
  • Develop strategic approaches and workplans to achieve project deliverables. 10% of the Time
  • Oversee programmatic reporting and, if the project does not have a Technical Director, technical deliverables. 10% of the Time
  • Relationship building and engagement with donors and internal and external partners at the national level. Represent the project at internal and external fora. 10% of the Time
  • Contribute to and oversee communications, thought leadership, and knowledge management. 5% of the 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?

  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field such as a MPH, MBA, MSc, MHA, MPA, or equivalent.
  • At least 7 years of experience in management leadership in global health programs, preferably in global health security in Vietnam or countries similar to Vietnam. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • At least 3 years supervisory experience.
  • At least 5 years experience in leading/coordinating multi-sectoral global health programs, including monitoring and evaluation with a strong focus on adaptive management and strategic communications.
  • At least 3 years experience with global health in surveillance, emerging disease prevention, and/or risk communication and community engagement in Vietnam or countries similar to Vietnam.
  • At least 3 years experience living/working in an LMIC preferred.
  • Experience with working in complex governmental approval and collaboration processes on global health programs preferably in global health security in Vietnam or countries similar to Vietnam
  • Ability to effectively manage teams. Excellent employee development and management skills. Knowing when to coach, when to advise and when to provide specific direction.
  • Innovative thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills that lead to practical, effective delivery strategies to accomplish project activities, outputs, outcomes, and project impact.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • Financial and budget management.
  • Knowledge of relevant funder regulations.
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications and knowledge management.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and proven ability to work effectively with government officials, partners, donors, and stakeholders at high levels.
  • Connections to and familiarity with organizations working on global health security in Vietnam strongly preferred
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and English strongly preferred

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. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
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.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (202)785-0072.

How to apply?

Apply at link: Careers : PSI (
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