Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Population Services Intl. ,Director of Information TechnologyJob Vacancy in Tanzania

Social Marketing Project

Want to create change in the lives of the poor with best in class marketing? Join PSI!
PSI is looking for a Director of Information Technology for an anticipated USAID-funded social marketing project in Tanzania. Are you the perfect fit? Read on.
We’re Population Services International (better known as “PSI”), a global health non-profit. We aim to m
ake it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by marketing affordable health products and services (think mosquito nets, condoms, HIV testing and more) through private sector strategies. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 60 countries. Most of our brands have dominant market shares that are the backbone for their health category. Check out for more information on our global programs.
PSI Tanzania is searching for a Director of Information Technology for an anticipated USAID-funded, social marketing project to take us to the next level in scaling up products and service provision through the use of information technologies. The Director of ICT will ensure that PSI’s information and communication systems at all levels enable efficient health impact at scale We are looking for an experienced, resourceful, and creative ICT professional.
Own and drive the strategic planning of information and communication technology systems
Evaluate emerging needs across the organization, and plan, coordinate and execute ICT resources to support those needs
  • Advances existing ICT initiatives meant to build incentives through the value chain from PSI to consumer in order to increase efficiencies and uptake
  • Collaborate regularly with the Director of Marketing and Sales to use ICT in demand side and supply side interventions
  • Collaborate regularly with the Director of Research to use “big data” to inform decision making, as well as enhanced use of routine monitoring data
  • Liaise and establish partnerships with stakeholders implementing or innovating new ICT approaches in Tanzania
  • Develop a vision for integrating core business systems, and building apps for key business process
  • Develops and manages the ICT budget and performance measurement activities to ensure business objectives are achieved in a cost effective manner
  • Owns in-house vs. outsourced service decisions and manages strategic service provider partnerships and vendor relationships
  • Supervises the staff of the IT department, to create a responsive, solution-oriented culture; provides mentorship through the establishment of professional goals; and promotes accountability among the team through consistent performance evaluation
“Street Cred.” You have 8-10 years’ experience generating tangible results in related ICT field and a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in a related field;
  • Ability to effectively translate business needs into sustainable technology solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the ICT needs of a geographically decentralized international organization.
  • Experience managing an outsourced or co-sourced operational IT model.
  • Leadership experience in the designing and implementing information management platforms.
  • Experience with project management, building work plans, timelines, documenting plans and developing processes and procedures.
Curious and Flexible. You’re an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday won’t necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different. You have an ability to adapt quickly to changing environments.
Analytical. You know your way around a calculator, have a thorough knowledge of consumer and market research, and can speak in cost accounting terms.
  1. You realize what you don’t know is a lot more than what you know, and you don’t care who gets credit for real progress.
  2. You have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change. Ability and desire to set vision but also to implement technology on a daily basis
Developing Markets (desirable). You have experience working or doing business in developing or emerging markets where getting things done requires ingenuity, patience, and great problem solving skills. Experience in sub-Saharan Africa is highly preferred.
  1. You are able to quickly break down complex ideas into simple concepts and approaches.
Damn the torpedoes. You balance thorough thinking with informed action, but realize the best learning is done through doing.
Ying and Yang. You have an inherent restlessness to achieve real results, but are not easily frustrated when they don’t happen on your timeline.
Our team is fast-paced and we like to find time for fun. This position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and reports to the Deputy Country Representative – Marketing.
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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individual regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability
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