PSI Mali Country Representative (CR)
Based in Bamako, Mali Reports to the West and Central AfricaWho we areWe’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.
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.
Join us!With support from the Government of Mali and international donors such as Global Fund, USAID, UNICEF, OMVS and private foundations, PSI has worked in Mali since 2001. We have implemented social marketing and behavior change communications to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across a range of health areas including HIV/AIDS, malaria and family planning. PSI is currently the national principal recipient for the €54 million Global Fund Malaria grant; leads a portfolio of over $10 million in national family planning projects funded by USAID, the Dutch Embassy, and a private foundation; and is a sub-recipient for a USAID-funded supply chain project for distribution of long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets. A particularly innovative program of financially self-sufficient latrine slab sales is funded by UNICEF. PSI/Mali is poised for significant growth in 2019, with new funding anticipated from USAID/PMI for malaria, UNICEF for WASH Marketing, and both follow on and new funding from a variety of donors for family planning. The program is among PSI’s top DALY performers and has an annual budget of over $20 million.
We are looking for to lead implementation of PSI’s awards in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and our social franchise network of private sector health clinics (ProFam). The CR should have significant management and international experience with Global Fund and other donors, an interest in private sector approaches to development, relevant language skills, and be capable of managing a diverse staff. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering results in multi-million-dollar field offices and fast paced environments under challenging conditions. The PSI Mali program is highly impactful and highly rewarding for those who thrive when given a serious management challenge. Please note that posting to Mali is limited to spouses and over-21 dependents.
Your contributionThe CR/Mali, reporting to the Regional Director for West and Central Africa, will assume responsibility for the management of PSI/Mali, including strategic, programmatic and operational management and oversight for PSI/Mali’s contract and grant portfolio. The CR/Mali will be responsible for achieving a high level of project performance while assuring compliance with regulations across a range of donors and financial/administrative best practices. Specific tasks are:
New Business Development
Financial and Internal Controls
What are we looking for?
You have been a Chief of Party a large complex project or Country Director or Resident Advisor of a large development or relief organization before. You have worked with and managed Global Fund projects. You can manage a diverse team of professionals to achieve results.
You have experience in building technical, management and leadership capacity.
You can inspire a shared vision for the PSI/Mali staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
You have experience identifying business opportunities in the health sector or securing funds from a wide range of donors.