Population Services International

Director – Country Operations

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2024 5:08 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Global Operations
Position Location: City
Position Location: Country
South Africa


Director – Country Operations

Based in South Africa (with home office)


Job Family

Country Leadership and Management



Proposed Organizational Layer:


Proposed Career Level:


Reports to

Regional Representative


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This role will be responsible for provide overall leadership and oversight of PSI SA Health Solution (PSI SA HS) operations in South Africa.  This will include ensuring overall oversight of governance, program operations support, fundraising, risk management, government and donor compliance requirements and needs. This role will work very closely with other PSI global departments and in-country partners to achieve PSI SA HS’s mission in South Africa. 


Your contributions

  • Work closely with the Global Operations Africa Program Management Team to provide overall leadership and oversight of all the governance, in-country fundraising, global program operational support, new program start-up support, risk mitigation, donor and compliance requirements for PSI SA HS. [15%]


  • Work closely with global teams to shape PSI’s overall strategy in South Africa, ensuring overall strategic alignment with PSI’s Global Strategy and support overall execution of PSI SA HS’s strategic objectives. [10%]


  • Work closely with relevant global teams to lead extensive fundraise efforts, including establishing strategic in-country partnerships for potential new business. [35%]


  • Represent the organization, shape, and maintain external strategic partnerships and foster strong relations with government, in-country partners, and donors to advance PSI SA HS’s mission in South Africa. [20%]

  • Ensure compliance of all program activities (i.e. financial, minimum standards, 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. [10%]


  • Assist in development 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%]


What are we looking for?

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In most cases, prior related work experience may be a proxy for formal education and a degree may be a proxy for related work experience. Acceptable equivalencies will be documented under the Experience Requirement section.

Education Requirement

Education Level

Education Details


Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent)

in a related field.


Master’s Degree (or international equivalent)

i.e. MPH, MSc, MPP, MPA, MBA preferred.


Experience Required


Experience Details


At least 7 years




of relevant work experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.




Knowledge Skill & Abilities


Demonstrated work experience in similar operating environments.

Demonstrated experience in government and donor relations and collaboration.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external colleagues. Able to work as a member of a team and independently

Demonstrated fundraising experience.

Fluency in English with excellent writing skills.


Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.

Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.

Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a quantitative or qualitative data analysis program preferred.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Cultural Humility and respect.

Working Conditional

Travel Requirements

Percentage – 25%

Where to apply?

The closing date is 27th of May 2024 email to: recruitment@psi-sa.org Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and be invited for interviews.

PSI SA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, colour, 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, disabled or employment status. PSI SA reserves the right to conduct background checks on shortlisted candidates. We reserve the right to withdraw any of the vacancies at any time. #li-lm1 #li-remote



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