Population Services International

Country Representative, Sierra Leone

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/23/2021 10:28 AM)
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Population Services International
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Sierra Leone


Country Representative

Based in Sierra Leone

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Not applicable

Reports to Regional Representative, Africa Operations







Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.  We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare. 


Join us!

PSI is implementing the USAID IMPACT Malaria (IM) project under USAID’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) providing implementation support and technical assistance to countries for malaria service delivery in health facility and community settings. Working with national governments and PMI, IM will identify efficiencies and standardize best practices in the scale up of malaria case management, the control of malaria in pregnancy (MIP), and the introduction of other malaria drug-based approaches.


PMI recently began activities in Sierra Leone in 2018, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program. With Fiscal Year 2017 funding, PMI elected to buy in to the IM global service delivery mechanism.


PSI seeks a Country Representative that will oversee the overall management and achievement of objectives for PSI Sierra Leone, focus on managing overall strategic alignment, program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance and lead the network member Senior Management Team and reports to the Regional Representative, Africa Operations.


Your contributions

-Responsible for the overall management and achievement of objectives for PSI Sierra Leone, focus on managing overall strategic alignment, program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance and lead the network member Senior Management Team and reports to the Regional Representative, Africa Operations. 25% of the Time 
-Ensure compliance of all activities (i.e., financial, minimum standards, program quality assurance, donor regulations) and that all audit recommendations are implemented according to schedule. Proactively perform risk assessments to identify and mitigate risks, including operational, financial, legal, contractual, reputational and safety and ensure mitigation actions are implemented. 25% of the Time 
-Oversee program budgets, financial and internal controls; assure timely and accurate financial reporting as required by PSI/Washington and donors. 15% of the Time 
-Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the health program’s portfolio. 15% of the Time 
-Maintain and foster strong external relations with strategic partners such as government, development partners, implementing partners and UN agencies, among others. 10% of the Time 
-Develop and enforce field office administrative policies. Promote an ethical environment in line with PSI’s values. Maintain a working culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. Develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of staff and assets in all aspects of work per best practices, PSI operating standards, and field realities. 10% of the Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change.


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field  
-Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., MBA, MPA, MPH) preferred
-At least 10 years of related experience managing budgets and international public health programs  
-At least 5 years of supervisory experience
-Demonstrated work experience in similar operating environments. 
-Demonstrated experience in government and donor relations and collaboration.  
-Demonstrated fundraising experience.  
-Fluency in English with excellent writing skills. Foreign language skills required depending on location. 
-Demonstrated leadership and passion for building technical, management and leadership capacity.


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.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position. For international positions: Must be authorized to work in the PSI country location.


PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.


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