Title: Private Sector Advisor (Temporary)
Department: Foundation Markets
Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reports to: IMPACT COP (100%)
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 and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
PSI seeks an experienced Private Sector Advisor to lead private sector engagement and market development activities under the $32M 5-year USAID-funded project IMPACT (Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together). The Private Sector Advisor will work in collaboration with the IMPACT management team with a focus on private sector engagement, including identifying opportunities for Public Private Partnerships (PPP), implementing PPP-based projects, working with PSI’s subawardee, Telma Foundation, to expand their Private Sector Humanitarian Platform, etc. The position will report to the IMPACT COP (100%) and will be valid for 6 months period.
Sound like you?
Specific tasks will vary but may include the following:
Private sector and commercial partnerships
Market Development for 1-3 products
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with existing tied to the Malagasy private sector, who can forge partnerships with government, commercial, and non-government actors to achieve innovative results. The Private Sector Advisor will need to be a problem solver who is able to set and monitor objectives and provide timely coaching and feedback in a sensitive manner. Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills are required.
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.