Regional Director, West and Central Africa
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 35% international travel
Reports to the Chief Operating Officer
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 40 countries Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
PSI seeks experienced candidates for the position of Regional Director, West and Central Africa (WCA). The WCA Regional Director (RD) should have significant management and international experience, an interest in private sector approaches to development, relevant language skills, and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully implementing health social marketing and entrepreneurship and international health programs.
We invite you to be the conductor of our operations in 11 countries in West and Central Africa (Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Guinee, Liberia). We want someone who can provide programmatic oversight and leads overseas programs and international staff as well the WCA regional support team based in Washington DC. As such, you will be responsible for maintaining the quality of PSI's operations, developing new business opportunities, and giving country representatives maximum sensible discretion and authority.
At PSI/W and through travel to the region:
What we are looking for?
What else would get us excited?
Collaborative spirit. We want someone who actively listens and communicates.
Who can connect easily with her/his team and gain their trust and respect. Who can work well across departments -- with executive team members, technical departments, and organizational peers.
Strategic problem solving skills. You have the intelligence to anticipate challenges and the resourcefulness to find solutions.
Organizational skills. You are able to corral the troops to develop collaborative timelines and execute action plans.