Population Services International Deputy Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia

Population Services International Deputy Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224416

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care, Strategic Planning

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Executive(CEO, Country Manager, General Manager)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: XXX

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: Deputy Country Representative

Department: Integrated Programs

Level: F1

Reporting To: Country Representative

Based in: Addis Ababa

Duration of contract: Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds

Remuneration: As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits.

Application Deadline: October 11, 2019

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.

We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

Join us!

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.

PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.

We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.

We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.

We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are looking for a charismatic leader with a talent for aligning teams and delivering results.

You are a natural-born leader with experience working in public health (might also have worked in the private sector for a few years) and have a proven track record in innovative program design, quality execution and continuous quality improvement.

You are a thought leader in at least one of the health areas PSI/Ethiopia is engaged in (Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health (AYSRH), WASH, HIV/TB and NCDs) and are eager to always learn more.

You are a “connector” of people and ideas, able to see the big picture, envision a roadmap, anticipate changes in the operating environment and observe trends across relevant industries to ideate around them.

You are grounded in existing realities, capable of framing concepts to quickly lead them to execution.

And above all, you have an infectious energy for building empathy with our consumers, leveraging their insights to design solutions that are tailored to their needs and desires.

Sounds like you? Read on!

Your contribution

You will work under the supervision of and in partnership with the Country Representative. You will have an open channel with the Market Group team and the headquarters. More specifically, you will:

  • Own the Strategy and our Operational Plan: you will keep yourself constantly updated on any change happening in our operating environment, to inform the strategy and contribute to adapting, if needed, our Operational Plan. You will share accountability with the Country Representative on the Strategic Results Framework and the Country Annual Goals.

  • Establish solid and durable Government and Donors’ relations: you will coordinate with the Country Representative to liaise with our main in-country stakeholders.

    You will routinely meet with donors and government officials to make sure that PSI/Ethiopia’s work is valued and recognized. You will partner with our Operations Division to identify any institutional compliance requirement and recommend a way forward.

  • Live the principles of Great Management: you will embrace the AIM model that PSI is globally adopting in management. You will Align teams and deliver results; you will Invest in growing performing teams and you will Model a learner’s mindset.

  • Oversee the Design of new Programs: by fostering the application of PSI’s Keystone process and facilitating the collaboration between Marketing, Evidence & Learning and Integrated Programs, you will seek to innovate and generate new business opportunities to better serve more of our consumers.

    You will proactively track the trends in our industry, mapping upcoming funding opportunities and connecting with the “expert partners” in that space.

  • Ensure timely, compliant and “on budget” Execution: as an “Operations Machine” and a talented Manager, you will coach your team on the best-in-class Project Management Standards and drive high performances.

    You will work to ensure that quantitative and qualitative evidence is turned into action and that learnings turn into program adaptation.

    Your deep understanding of budgeting processes, compliance, sub-granting, HR and Operations will make you the guardian of compliance for the Integrated Programs Division.

  • Improve the Quality of our Programs: you will drive quality improvements at all levels across our programs, from data to service delivery to counselling.

    You will work closely with each Program Director to make sure that quality becomes the top agenda item, both in design and execution.

  • Integrate, Integrate, Integrate: you will lead our Primary Healthcare Operational Plan Priority, Reimagining the role that PSI/Ethiopia will play in the future.

    You will foster integration at all levels to make it easier for our consumers to access health products and services.

    Integration will go from design to execution, promoting the creation of strategic partnerships that will position PSI/Ethiopia for the next big investment.

    Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in public health, business management or a related field;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in health program management; additional private sector experience would be a plus
  • At least three (7) years’ experience managing teams to deliver excellence
  • Proven track record in new business development and strategy design and execution
  • Previous experience in donors’ facing positions as a Program Director or Chief of
  • Party within USAID, BMGF, CIFF, DFID or GAC funded projects
  • Experience working with governments at regional and central level; proven success on policy shifting and advocacy would be a plus
  • Experience with change management in large organizations
  • Must be authorized to work in Ethiopia

    What would get us excited?

  • A self-starter: You have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; you are someone who is proactive in looking for new opportunities;
  • A communicator: You have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Fire in the belly. You bring energy and passion to what you do;
  • Team player. You ‘play well’ with others and have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change;

    You are a visionary role model with demonstrated coaching skills and the ability to inspire those around you to achieve their maximum;
  • 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 these changing environments;
  • Desire to Make the World a Better Place. You have a passion to create change in the world and believe in providing better health solutions to the poor. You are a comprehensive family planning advocate.

    How to Apply

    Are you intrigued? Apply!

    By following our 3 steps application process:

    1. Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

    2. Send your CV and application letter to recruitment@psiet.org clearly mark “Application for Deputy Country Representative Position” in the subject line.

    3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.

    Application deadline October 11, 2019. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.

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

    Population Services International Deputy Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia

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