PSI - Population Services International
The Country Representative is the senior PSI official in the host country and is responsible for all PSI activities in that country. The Country Representative represents PSI to government, key stakeholders and donors; directs international staff and host country national staff; develops new business opportunities; ensures contract compliance; manages financial, administrative and logistical resources; prepares and executes budgets, marketing plans and work plans; ensures adherence to PSI minimum standards; and assures the effective implementation of a wide array of programs.
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 Niger. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Leadership of a senior management team including departmental heads of team responsible for: marketing and communications; technical services; strategic evidence and research; finance & administration; and human resources;
- Oversight of all projects in platform portfolio, including achievements of program deliverables and targets and spending;
- Development of annual marketing and operational plans together with longer-term strategic plans;
- Fundraising for existing and new activities;
- External relations and positioning of PSI with multiple donors, government, NGO, and commercial entities;
- Oversight of internal controls and accountability mechanisms;
- Program development, including further innovation within existing program areas and expansion into new areas;
- Demonstrate and promote an ethical environment, in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity;
- Develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team and PSI assets in all aspects of its work according to best practices, PSI operating standards and field realities;
- Liaise with the Global Security Department and Senior Regional Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting and security policy changes
What are we looking for?
- Minimum 8 years of relevant experience; with minimum five years of management experience in a developing country;
- Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
- Significant fundraising, personnel, operational and financial management experience preferably in West or Central Africa, with a technical background in marketing, advertising, or communications a plus;
- Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership;
- Knowledge of international development and health issues;
- Proven ability to develop and mentor staff;
- Familiarity with the international donor community;
- Experience working in fragile states and/or situations of political sensitivity.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, and cultural sensitivity.