PSI Angola Country Representative (CR)
Francophone/Lusophone Market Group
Based in Luanda, Angola Reports to the 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 8,000 “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 of Angola and donors such as USAID, Global Fund and private foundations, PSI has worked in Angola since 2000. 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/Angola currently is the prime recipient of USAID Angola’s flagship project Health For All, a $63 million 5 year multi-sectorial award that is implemented by a consortium of national and international organizations. Health for All is assisting the Angolan government to improve health services in the areas of malaria and sexual and reproductive health through innovative supportive supervision approaches, training delivery via digital platforms, data driven decision making through DHIS2, and collaboration with private sector partners. With funding from a private foundation, PSI/Angola leads ground-breaking private sector delivery of LARC services and supports PAC in the public sector. PSI Angola is proud to have sustainable sales activities with a profitable portfolio of products featuring condoms, anti-malarials and mRDTs, 3rd generation OC pill, emergency contraception, IUD kit and LLINs. PSI/Angola has an annual budget of $15 million and has a dynamic, motivated and Portuguese speaking team of 120 of national and international staff, with a main office in Luanda and satellite offices in 7 provinces.
We are looking for to lead implementation of PSI/Angola strategies. The CR should have significant management and international experience with USAID, including awards and contract mechanisms, an interest in strengthening social enterprise approaches to development, and be capable of managing a diverse staff. Portuguese or Spanish language is a big plus, however a courage to pick up a new language quickly on the job counts a lot.
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/Angola program is highly impactful and highly rewarding for those who thrive when given a serious management challenge.
Your contributionThe CR/Angola, reporting to the Francophone/Lusophone Market Director, will assume responsibility for the management of PSI/Angola’s multi-donor portfolio, including strategic, programmatic and operational management, and leadership of PSI/Angola Social Enterprise operations. The CR/Angola 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. Fundraising with international, national and private funders will be a daily routine. Specific tasks include:
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
You have been a Chief of Party a large complex project or Country Director or Resident Advisor of a large development organization before. You have worked with and managed complex USAID projects. You can manage a diverse team of professionals to achieve results.
You can inspire a shared vision for the PSI/Angola 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.