Country Representative, Kenya
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to the Regional Representative, East and Southern Africa
Department: Global Operations - Africa
*Must be authorized to work in country of hire*
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 is implements cutting edge programming in Kenya to improve women’s access to vital reproductive health services, WASH, HIV prevention and treatment, NCDs and malaria programming. For this position, PSI offers both an opportunity to manage and grow our exciting portfolio in Kenya through our network of partners as well as to further develop innovative and relevant programs in the reproductive health sphere. We are looking for a seasoned leader with solid strategy development, new business development and relationship management skills and has demonstrated success in multiple complex, multi-cultural work environments.
The Country Representative will act as PSI’s senior representative and has overall responsibility and accountability for PSI’s programs. PSI programs in Kenya are mostly implemented through in-country partners across Kenya. As leader of PSI programs in Kenya, the Country Representative represents PSI to government, key stakeholders and donors, manage and support staff growth and develops and explore new business opportunities. The Representative will also work closely with the PSI Global Operations – Africa, Program Management Team (PMT) and Global Services Office (GSH) in Nairobi to ensure contract compliance, prepare, manage and execute program budgets, support administrative and logistical needs, marketing plans and work plans; ensures adherence to PSI minimum standards; and assures the effective implementation of the program overall.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI’s activities in Kenya. This includes, but is not limited to:
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.
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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.
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