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Country Representative, Niger

Country Representative, Niger

Job ID 
2017-2289
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
8/31/2017
Category 
Country Program Operations
Position Location: City 
Niamey
Region 
West & Central Africa
Position Location: Country 
Niger

More information about this job

Overview

Title: Country Representative, Niger

Department: West and Central Africa

Based in Niger

Up to 10 % international travel

Reports to the Regional Director, WCA

 

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. 

Join us!

 

PSI/Niger is a dynamic organization founded in 2013 to address the high burden of disease in the country. Programming began with reproductive health education, contraceptive distribution and child survival and quickly grew to include water, sanitation and hygiene improvement and women’s empowerment and gender equity.  In 2016, PSI began projects aimed at women’s empowerment and gender equity; family planning access including long term methods; harm reduction and post-abortion care, and nutrition. PSI/Niger is a committed partner of the Nigerian Ministry of Public Health, and also collaborates with the private and public sectors.

For the right candidate, PSI Niger offers both an opportunity to manage an established portfolio as well as develop innovative and relevant programs in new health categories. We are looking for a seasoned social marketing professional and manager able to work in a complex environment at a CEO level within the platform.

PSI is seeking dynamic candidates for the position of Country Representative Niger. 

The Country Representative is the senior PSI official in the host country and is responsible for all PSI activities in that country. The Country Representative represents PSI to government, key stakeholders and donors; directs international staff and host country national staff; develops new business opportunities; ensures contract compliance; manages financial, administrative and logistical resources; prepares and executes budgets, marketing plans and work plans; ensures adherence to PSI minimum standards; and assures the effective implementation of a wide array of programs. 

Sound like you? Read on.

Responsibilities

Your contribution

 

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

  • Leadership of a senior management team including departmental heads of team responsible for: marketing and communications; technical services; strategic evidence and research; finance & administration; and human resources;
  • Oversight of all projects in platform portfolio, including achievements of program deliverables and targets and spending;
  • Development of annual marketing and operational plans together with longer-term strategic plans;
  • Fundraising for existing and new activities;
  • External relations and positioning of PSI with multiple donors, government, NGO, and commercial entities;
  • Oversight of internal controls and accountability mechanisms;
  • Program development, including further innovation within existing program areas and expansion into new areas;
  • Demonstrate and promote an ethical environment, in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity;
  • Develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team and PSI assets in all aspects of its work according to best practices, PSI operating standards and field realities;
  • Liaise with the Global Security Department and Senior Regional Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting and security policy changes

Qualifications

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience; with minimum five years of management experience in a developing country;
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
  • Significant fundraising, personnel, operational and financial management experience preferably in West or Central Africa, with a technical background in marketing, advertising, or communications a plus;
  • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership;
  • Knowledge of international development and health issues;
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor staff;
  • Familiarity with the international donor community;
  • Experience working in fragile states and/or situations of political sensitivity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Fluency in English and French.

STATUS

  • Exempt

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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