PSI Burundi Country Representative
Based in Bujumbura, Burundi
Up to 5-10 % international travel
Reports to the Transition Market Director, Francophone/Lusophone Countries
Who we are
We’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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motivated group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI Burundi has been creating measurable health impact for low income and vulnerable Burundians for over 27 years. From 2012 to date we have delivered almost 1,000,000 DALYs and since 2016 almost 190,000 CYPs through a range of programs and activities in HIV prevention, testing and treatment, malaria prevention, and reproductive health. As you’d expect with results like this, we are a hard-working, focused team who believe in what we do and enjoy working with each other to achieve such results. Working in Burundi, we work in one of the least developed but most beautiful countries in the PSI world.
PSI seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of PSI Burundi Country Representative (CR). The candidate will provide senior management support to PSI’s global mission. PSI has worked over 27 years in Burundi and is a well-respected partner in the area of global health. With presidential elections in 2020, priorities exist in managing stakeholder relationships, security, refining policies and systems, developing capacity of national staff, and fundraising. This full-time position is based in Bujumbura, Burundi, and reports to the Transition Market Director, Francophone/Lusophone Countries. Note that this post is not family friendly, though it’s possible to have a partner accompany.
Sound like you? Read on.
You’ll provide leadership and management of the PSI Burundi team and resources that will successfully deliver on health impact deliverables as well as lead to continued funding. The CR is coach and mentor leading the team to innovate and think out of the box to identify more efficient evidence based means to continually grow health impact that the team delivers.
The CR is responsible for:
Financial and Internal Controls
Reduce risk to PSI by complying with donor regulations, closely monitoring and forecasting spending and proactively addressing financial issues. Specifically:
Human Resources Management
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:
* The term of the post is expected to be for two years.
Please apply at http://www.psi.org. No calls or emails, please.
PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disabilities.