Pamela Steele Associates Ltd Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Pamela Steele Associates Ltd Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Development and Project Management


  • Addis Ababa

    Career Leve

  • Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

    Employment Type:

  • Full time


    Job Description

    About Psa

    Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) is a niche management consultancy with a mission to ensure that no patient in developing countries suffers due to lack of essential medicines.

    Founded in 2013, PSA is headquartered in Oxford, UK and has regional offices in India, Kenya and Nigeria.

    Our Values

  • Humanitarian: we work for the alleviation of suffering;
  • Ethical: we work with integrity;
  • Service-driven: we use our professional expertise to meet our clients’ needs.
  • Pragmatic: we apply general principles and frameworks but listen and adapt to the differing needs of our clients;
  • Innovative: we seek to learn and apply new ideas, and embrace new technologies;

    Our Team

    PSA’s Business Development team forms part of the Supply Chain and Business Development Unit, which consists of the following teams:

  • Consultancy and projects team
  • Operational research team
  • Training and professional development team
  • Business development team


  • Supply chain management systems for medicine and other health commodities face numerous ongoing challenges across developing countries.
  • Characteristic challenges include inadequate forecasting, insufficient funds, delays in funding disbursements and long lead times. In addition to these complexities, donor-funded programmes typically have their own supply chain systems operating in parallel with the national government health supply chain.

    Job Purpose & Overall Responsibilities

  • The Programme Manager is critical to the success of the PFSA Supply Chain Transformation Programme.
  • The post-holder will be the architect of a comprehensive project plan, including dependencies and risks, for this three-year, country-wide project. The holder of this role must work across many teams, many organisations, many countries and many time zones to ensure the project plan is executed successfully.
  • S/he will adequately manage all resources allocated to the project (people, funds, equipment) to achieve positive results within the agreed time-frame.

    Project Management

  • The Programme Manager will be responsible for the operational management and oversight of project delivery.
  • The Programme Manager is expected to demonstrate progress towards achieving the measures set out in the Project Results Framework. S/he will lead in managing the project and related operations in Ethiopia, and in continuously developing and enhancing them to keep them relevant and effective and also to make them more performant and efficient.

    People Management

  • PSA is seeking a person who will achieve results by empowering the project team and guiding them towards expected achievements.
  • The Programme Manager will be a team player, seeing her/his own achievements within team and project successes. S/he will provide programmatic and logistical support to the team.

    Core Details

  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with regular national travel to project locations and some international travel
  • Our package: Attractive depending on skills and experience
  • Contract type: Fixed term – 3 years (with possibility of extension)
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week: this is a full - time  role
  • This role reports to: Supply Chain Transformation Director (UK-based)
    Staff reporting to this post: Project teams
    Annual budget for the post: TBD

    Key Responsibilities

  • The Programme Manager will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Supply Chain Transformation Director. The incumbent will facilitate the implementation (through the project teams and project partners) of the PFSA Supply Chain Transformation programme in Ethiopia.

    The Programme Manager’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Project Management

  • Manage project to completion
  • Ensure the project is delivered on schedule and within scope and budget
  • Supervise and pilot the achievement of project tasks
  • Manage the project team’s performance of project tasks
  • Secure acceptance and approval of deliverables from the project stakeholders and the donor
  • Coordinate engagement of stakeholders across workstreams, facilitate communication and ensure a collaborative working relationship between partners in a highly demanding and frequently changing environment
  • Manage project risks and issues
  • Raise risks and roadblocks to
    the SC Transformation Director
  • Capture project stakeholder risk and issues
  • Drive resolution and mitigation for project risks and gaps
  • Align project stakeholders on risk resolution status
  • Drive project status awareness
  • Develop the project plan with the project team
  • Assist in creating communications, including status reporting and risk management
    Provide core team project status updates
  • Ensure project reports are provided on time and to the required quality level
  • Oversee project quality
  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation system

    Team Management

  • Lead team and support them towards the objectives of the project
  • Facilitate positive and constructive social interactions within the team
  • Ensure clarity over tasks and targets, and review achievements with individuals and teams
  • Ensure that PSA people management practices are well respected
  • Oversee the recruitment, orientation and performance of senior staff, and the development of middle-management staff, encouraging a culture of collaboration
  • Ensure continuity of the human resources allocated to the project, and develop contingency plans
  • Manage the work of subject matter experts
  • Participate in recruitment of senior staff
    Manage development programmes for direct reports

    Job Requirements

    Skills, Experience & Knowledge

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:

  • Successful project management skills such as scoping, planning, monitoring and reporting, risk management and budget management for events such as launches and process improvement execution;
  • Comfort in navigating ambiguity and maintaining a sense of urgency to help drive components of the project to completion in a complex and uncertain environment;
  • Experience developing effective relationships across teams and organisations, earning the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders from all levels of the organisation, and facilitating collaboration to drive consensus and decision making;
  • Strong leadership and management skills in coaching, communication, facilitation, team leadership and business management.


  • At least 10 years’ senior-level work experience in Africa, working at national level over several years
  • Extensive project management and project implementation experience
  • Proven ability to manage large complex projects using proven approaches
  • Collaborative approach, engaging with high energy
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written),with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluency in English(speaking, reading and writing)
  • Experience in leading organisational change and of complex transformations
  • Proven diplomatic and public relations skills, including the ability to build internal/external collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in project, budget and resource management, and strong management skills in complex programmes with numerous staff members
  • Strategic and systemic thinking for, and proven leadership experience in, independent planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of programmes, projects and activities, and making decisions based on the best information available
  • Ability to acquire or develop new information, new thinking and analysis


  • Over five years of experience in the supply chain and logistics field
  • Over five years of experience with donor-funded projects, preferably in public health and humanitarian programme management or governance
  • Advanced degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Experience with pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, or supply chain management systems in stable and emergency situations
  • Business development skills and experience in proposal writing
  • Ability to grow and develop business by attracting local and international resources and building alliances
  • Experience using recognised agile project management methodologies (Kanban, PRINCE2, etc.)

    How to Apply

  • Apply Online
  • Complete the online application process.
  • Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.

    Application Requirements

    Each recruitment is unique, and you will need to follow the instructions part of the online application process. You will usually be asked to provide:

  • Your personal contact details
  • The details of your referee(s)
  • Details on how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge that are required for this role

    Support and Help

  • Find help in the “how to apply” section. In case of any difficulty in applying, please contact: Apply by 6th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; Pamela Steele Associates Ltd Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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