Title: PSI Country Representative and Executive Director for Society for Family Health (SFH) South Africa
Department: Southern Africa
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Up to 10 % international travel
Reports to the Regional Director, Southern Africa
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 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 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds, experience, and unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
Society for Family Health (SFH) is PSI’s local affiliate in South Africa. A non-governmental provider of health products, services and communications, SFH is one of South Africa’s leading market development organizations. Its current portfolio includes HIV testing services (including self-testing), condom programming, voluntary medical male circumcision, and schools-based sexuality and HIV prevention programs. All of these programs are supported by behavior change communications, marketing and training. SFH was established in 1993 as a condom social marketing organization and since then has distributed more than a billion condoms. SFH has a legacy of delivering health products, services and communications and aims to become a leader in developing South Africa's primary health care market.
PSI seeks an experienced, visionary and creative leader in public health and development to act as its Country Representative (CR) in South Africa and to lead SFH as its Executive Director (ED). The CR/ED will have full programmatic and financial responsibility for SFH’s existing heath projects, as well as execute PSI’s Global Strategy in South Africa. Focused on implementing the work of today as well as building for tomorrow, the CR/ED should have extensive expertise in winning and managing large, donor-funded awards, as well as a bold and creative approach to developing new lines of funding. Experience across multiple health areas is a plus, particularly sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as primary care. The CR/ED represents SFH and PSI to government, key stakeholders and donors, and will play a coordinating role for various other initiatives PSI is undertaking in South Africa.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Country Representative/Executive Director will be responsible for the overall development (fundraising, networking and collaboration with partners), management (financial, administrative, and programmatic and compliance), and representation of SFH’s activities in South Africa. This includes, but is not limited to:
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
The successful candidate will have a clear and compelling vision for PSI’s role in furthering a healthy and vibrant South Africa primary care market. She or he will have a proven track record in building highly effective, proactive teams to deliver excellence. He/she will have excellent communication, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; and proven abilities to produce results, build teams & nurture talent, and manage relationships.
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.