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Country » Angola

Country Representative

PSI seeks an energetic leader to manage this maturing, platform with programs in four major health areas. PSI is an important player in the Angola health sector, with social marketing of a range of condom products, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and point-of-use water treatment.

The health needs in this country are profound and PSI offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to make an immediate and measurable impact on the health of a large, vulnerable population.

This job has the following responsibilities:

External Relations

  • Represent PSI to national government agencies; key stakeholders such as UN agencies, private sector partners and NGOs; and donors in host country.
  • Manage public relations efforts such as the development of annual reports, success stories, press releases and fact sheets; host donor visits; and supervise the development of any other PR publications or activities.
  • Ensure that PSI is an active participant of national and partner working groups, committees, and any other relevant bodies as appropriate.

    Program Development

  • Develop long-term strategic plans with board members and appropriate platform staff.
  • Analyze potential new program areas and opportunities for innovation.
  • Lead new business efforts, including developing and maintaining relationships with donors and relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that PSI’s programs are in line with national health priorities and strategies.
  • Develop clear objectives with staff that are linked to platform minimum standards, platform strategic plan and donor deliverables.
  • Oversee the creation of annual marketing plans and the development of evidence-based programming.
  • Review and approve research conducted in support of programs, and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of program activities.
  • Coordinate with appropriate PSI headquarters technical departments to ensure that program activities follow best practices.
  • Ensure that PSI projects are contractually compliant, including meeting all reporting requirements and deliverables.

    Human Resources Management

  • Recruit and retain international and national staff in a challenging environment.
  • Adhere to PSI Minimum Standards.
  • Establish management structure to support program activities and to meet minimum standards.
  • Ensure that induction and job training is provided to all staff.
  • Provide adequate pay and benefits to retain qualified staff within the limits of donor budgets and following a platform salary matrix that is competitive with industry standards.
  • Establish and follow a regular performance evaluation system for all staff.
  • Ensure that senior managers are leading capacity building efforts
  • Directly manage and mentor staff members, according to the platform’s management structure.

    Financial and Internal Controls

  • Develop and manage both annual and project budgets in accordance with donor and PSI regulations.
  • Ensure regular review of expenditures against project budgets at the departmental level.
  • Ensure the application of internal controls over the procurement, use and protection of resources.
  • Ensure that all PSI financial policies and procedures are followed and validated by internal evaluations and external audits.
  • Develop economies of scale and other cost efficiencies through a supply chain system that includes a stringent risk management plan and minimum standards of performance.
  • Meet PSI minimum standards for implementing financial systems and submitting monthly financial reports to headquarters.
  • Coordinate with PSI/W functional departments (finance, contracts, procurement) to obtain required authorizations and support services.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years work experience in a developing country;
  • At least three years of experience at PSI or at a comparable agency or non-governmental organization directing one or more health service programs in a developing country.
  • Significant personnel, operational and financial management experience, with a technical background in marketing, advertising, or communications a plus;
  • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership and external relations;
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor staff;
  • Experience developing and executing behavior change communications or marketing campaigns
  • Knowledge of international development and health issues;
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
  • Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish, or demonstrated capacity to learn Portuguese quickly with linguistic support provided prior to posting.
  • Excellent management skills, including experience managing cross-cultural teams and senior staff.
  • Successful fundraising experience, including developing relationships with high-level donors such as USAID and Global Fund, as well as writing strong technical proposals in the US or overseas.
  • Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Please apply at Country Representative, Angola. No calls or emails, please.

    PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disabilities.


    Country » South Sudan

    Country Representative

    PSI seeks candidates for South Sudan Country Representative, to provide senior management support to PSI’s global mission. Over the past six years PSI South Sudan has expanded operations from a staff of 2 to a staff of over 100 and is expected to grow even more in the next several years.

    This growth will demand further development of PSI’s programming, finance, and administration departments to meet the demands of a growing operation. An experienced professional is sought to lead PSI’s South Sudan team in this era of growth.

    Priorities exist in managing growth, setting policies and systems, developing capacity of local staff, and managing stakeholder relations.

    This full-time position is based in Juba, South Sudan, and reports to the Deputy Regional Director for East Africa.

    Responsibilities

    This job has the following responsibilities:

    External Relations

  • Represent PSI to national government agencies; key stakeholders such as UN agencies, private sector partners and NGOs; and donors in host country.
  • Manage public relations efforts such as the development of annual reports, success stories, press releases and fact sheets; host donor visits; and supervise the development of any other PR publications or activities.
  • Ensure that PSI is an active participant of national and partner working groups, committees, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and any other relevant bodies as appropriate.

    Program Development

  • Develop long-term strategic plans with platform staff.
  • Analyze potential new program areas and opportunities for innovation.
  • Lead new business efforts, including developing and maintaining excellent relationships with donors and relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that PSI’s programs are in line with national health priorities and strategies.
  • Develop clear objectives with staff that are linked to platform minimum standards, platform strategic plan and donor deliverables.
  • Oversee the creation of annual marketing plans and the development of evidence-based programming.
  • Review and approve research conducted in support of programs, and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of program activities.
  • Coordinate with appropriate PSI headquarters technical departments to ensure that program activities follow best practices.
  • Ensure that PSI projects are contractually compliant, including meeting all reporting requirements and deliverables.

    Human Resources Management

  • Adhere to PSI Minimum Standards
  • Establish management structure to support program activities and to meet minimum standards.
  • Ensure that induction and job training is provided to all staff.
  • Provide adequate pay and benefits to retain qualified staff within the limits of donor budgets and following a platform salary matrix that is competitive with industry standards.
  • Establish and follow a regular performance evaluation system for all staff.
  • Ensure that senior managers are leading Capacity Building efforts
  • Directly manage and mentor staff members, as per the platform’s management structure.

    Financial and Internal Controls

  • Develop and manage both annual and project budgets in accordance with donor and PSI regulations.
  • Ensure regular review of expenditures against project budgets at the departmental level.
  • Ensure the application of internal controls over the procurement, use and protection of resources.
  • Ensure that all PSI financial policies and procedures are followed and validated by internal evaluations and external audits.
  • Ensure full compliance with PSI Minimum Standards.
  • Develop economies of scale and other cost efficiencies through a supply chain system that includes a stringent risk management plan and minimum standards of performance.
  • Meet PSI minimum standards for implementing financial systems and submitting monthly financial reports to headquarters.
  • Coordinate with PSI functional departments (finance, contracts, procurement) to obtain required authorizations and support services.

    Qualifications:

  • At least five years work experience at PSI or at a comparable agency or non-governmental organization directing one or more health service programs in a developing country
  • Excellent management skills, including experience managing cross-cultural teams and senior staff
  • Experience managing financial, administrative and logistical resources
  • Successful fundraising experience, including developing relationships with high-level donors and writing strong technical proposals in the developing countries
  • Familiarity with the reporting requirements of donors including USG, Global Fund, KfW, DFID, and private foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation;
  • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership and external relations;
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor staff
  • Experience developing and executing behavior change communications or marketing campaigns
  • Knowledge of international development and health issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
  • Fluency in English

    The term of the post is expected to be for two years. This post is not family friendly, though it’s possible to have a partner accompany.

    Please apply at Country Representative Job South Sudan. No calls or emails, please.

    PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disabilities.


    Country » Guinea

    Country Representative

    PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic and experienced candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Country Representative in Guinea. Preferred candidates will have experience in management, international business, strategic marketing, and product sales and distribution. Country Representatives are senior PSI officials based in the PSI country of operation overseeing PSI’s social marketing and new business development activities and managing a diverse group of staff. The Country Representative will be based in Conakry and will report to the Regional Director for West and Central Africa in Washington DC.

    Responsibilites:

    The Country Representative will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI’s activities in Guinea. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Strategic planning;
  • Fundraise for existing and new activities;
  • External relations with donor, government, NGO, and commercial entities, including KfW, USAID, Alcoa Foundation, RTI International, UNICEF, UNFPA, the US Defense Department and Global Fund;
  • In-country personnel recruitment, training, and supervision; management of over 50 local staff and one expatriate staff;
  • Develop and implement marketing and communication campaigns and other social marketing activities (current product portfolio includes: condoms, oral and injectable contraceptives, oral rehydration salts, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and a point-of-use water treatment product) and launching long-term family planning methods;
  • Track and maintain distribution systems and sales figures
  • Implement the platform strategic plan 2013-2017;
  • Create and monitor marketing and annual work plans;
  • Supervise marketing, communication and research activities;
  • Manage a $4M annual program budget;
  • Oversee substantial procurements of health commodities;
  • Financial and other reporting as required by donors and PSI/Washington;
  • Maintain adherence to PSI’s administrative and financial policies and procedures;
  • Overall institutional development.

    Qualifications:

  • Significant personnel and financial management experience, preferably in commercial marketing, advertising, or communications;
  • At least five years work experience in a developing country. Previous experience as a country representative or working experience in Guinea preferred;
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
  • Knowledge of international development and health issues;
  • Experience with capacity-building and coaching;
  • Familiarity with KfW, USAID, the Global Fund and the international donor community;
  • Fluency/High level of proficiency in French and English.

    The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, diplomatic, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated fund raising ability and experience in qualitative and quantitative research.

    Please apply at Country Representative Job. No calls or emails, please.

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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