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Executive Director, ADEMAS - Senegal

Executive Director, ADEMAS - Senegal

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Job title Executive Director, ADEMAS

Department ADEMAS

Based in Dakar, Senegal

Reports to the Board of Directors


Who we are

L’Agence pour le Développement du Marketing Social (ADEMAS) is a Senegalese non-profit social marketing organization. ADEMAS’s mission is to increase healthy behaviors among the Senegalese population, specifically in the areas of reproductive health, maternal health, family planning, HIV, malaria, nutrition, diarrhea and sanitation. ADEMAS is a member of the Population Services International (PSI) Global Network and leverages PSI’s experience in 65 countries as the world’s largest social marketing organization.


Join us!

With support from the government of Senegal and international donors such as USAID and others, ADEMAS has worked in Senegal for over 17 years. We have implemented social marketing and behavior change communication to deliver prevention and treatment products and services to underserved and vulnerable populations.

We are looking for dynamic candidates with significant leadership, management and international development experience for the position of Executive Director to lead the organization into the future. This position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.

Sound like you? Read on.

As the Executive Director you will:

Oversee all staff at the ADEMAS office, with attention to professional development and talent building.

Work with ADEMAS Board of Directors to ensure that the organization is running like a well-oiled machine.  

Oversee our key implementing activities to coordinate successful projects.  


Your contribution

You will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of ADEMAS. You will:


Provide technical oversight

  • Lead internal annual program planning, focusing on priorities, in collaboration with Agency staff and the Board of Directors
  • Prepare annual activity reports in collaboration with program officers or heads of departments in a timely manner
  • Develop a monitoring, evaluation and research plan, to support program decisions, in direct liaison with the Agency’s research department

Financial and administrative oversight

  • Coordinate quality and timely management of project lifecycle for all current donor projects including meeting programmatic and financial deliverables
  • Ensure budgetary and financial oversight of all projects
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with existing procedures and policies within and outside the Agency
  • Review and approve contracts and subcontracts for projects, in agreement with the Board of Directors
  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors on the Agency’s financial and administrative situation 

Build relationships among partners

  • Develop strong relationships with donors, implementing partners, Senegalese government entities and the private sector
  • Be the face of the institution and advocate for the outstanding work that the Agency has accomplished


What are we looking for?

You have at least 10+ years of demonstrated experience in leading and managing an NGO;

You have a PhD, Pharmacist degree or Master’s degree in business, management or related field;

You have demonstrated skills in effectively working with government, donors, other USAID projects, local organizations and partners;


You have experience in marketing, communication and public health;


You have experience in institutional development and implementation of strategic plans;


You have private sector experience and are well connected in the health sector and proven ability to liaise with public and private institutions;

You have strong proposal writing and fundraising skills;


You are fluent in English and French;


You are a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, with: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; and proven ability to produce results;

You are able to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management;

You can effectively deal with and resolve conflict;

You have excellent management skills;

References will be required.


What would get us excited?

Capacity Builder. You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the program staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

A connector. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care stakeholders, or global health donors. You are able to identify new donors and partners for programs.


This position requires a work authorization for Senegal and will be sponsored for the visa process.


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.

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