Who 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 7,000 “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.
With support from the government and international donors such as DFID, UNICEF and USAID, PSI has worked in Somaliland and Somalia for over 10 years. Since 2007, we have implemented social marketing and behavior change communication to deliver prevention and treatment products across a wide range of health areas, implemented an essential package of maternal and child health services in both the private and public health sectors, strengthening nascent primary healthcare systems, supporting life-saving health and nutrition humanitarian programs. PSI is a prime recipient of four DFID and USAID programs implemented across Somaliland and Somalia.
We are looking for to oversee an exciting, diverse and dynamic portfolio public and private sector service delivery, primary healthcare systems strengthening, social behavior change and emergency humanitarian programs worth over $50 million, funded primarily by DFID and USAID and implemented across Somaliland and Somalia. The CR will be responsible for donor and government relations, close coordination with implementing partners, health sector partners, and overall accountability and oversight of the organization. The CR will be in charge of all PSI operations in alignment with PSI standards, while managing a diverse group of staff positioned in multiple geographic areas. We are looking for someone with a broad understanding of public and private sector health services, primary healthcare systems strengthening, social behavior change programming and strong humanitarian experience with a track record of delivering results in fast-paced, complex environments under challenging conditions.
Your contributionThe CR/Somaliland, reporting to the Senior Director, Foundations Markets will assume responsibility for the management of PSI/Somaliland, including strategic, programmatic and operational management and oversight for PSI/Somaliland’s contract and grant portfolio. The CR/ Somaliland 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?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin
Our ideal candidate will possess:
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 can inspire a shared vision for the PSI/ Somaliland staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
You have experience in building technical, management and leadership capacity.
You have experience identifying business opportunities in the health sector or securing funds from a wide range of donors.