Country Representative, PSI Cote d’Ivoire

Population Services International

Population Services International

Job ID 2023-3693
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 5 days ago
Category Global Operations
Position Location: City Abidjan
Region Population Services International
Position Location: Country Cote d’Ivoire

Country Representative
Based in Abidjan, Cte d’Ivoire
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Non eligible
Reports to Regional Representative, Africa Operations

Who we are
PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare – people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.

Join us!
PSI Cte d’Ivoire, a fully incorporated branch office of PSI, has more than 30 years of experience in Cote d’Ivoire and is a trusted ally of the Ministry of Health (MoH). PSI Cte d’Ivoire implements evidence-based interventions aimed at social and behavior change and improving access to quality health products and services. PSI/CI works in HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

PSI seeks a Country Representative that will oversee the overall management and achievement of objectives for PSI Cte d’Ivoire, focus on managing overall strategic alignment, program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance across funders and health areas. Lead the network member Senior Management Team and reports to the Regional Representative.

Salary Range:
$102,000 (MINIMUM) – $127,000 (MID-POINT) – $152,000 (MAXIMUM)
The annual base salary range reflected above is in USD.* We value transparency and have provided the full salary range for this role. Actual base salary compensation may vary and will be determined by factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, experience, internal equity, external market analysis, and other business factors permitted by law. Hiring above the mid-point of the range would not be typical in order to allow for potential future salary growth. PSI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health care, retirement plan, generous leave, as well as other great benefits. For more information, please ask your recruiter or visit to learn more!

*Candidates approved to receive expatriate packages will receive the appropriate compensation and allowance package. For candidates approved to be hired directly through the local PSI office, pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.

Your contributions

-Responsible for the overall management and achievement of objectives for their designated PSI country platform. Focus on managing overall strategic alignment, program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance across funders and health areas. Lead the network member Senior Management Team and reports to either a VP, Global Operations or Regional Representative. 25% of 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 Time
-Oversee program budgets, financial and internal controls; assure timely and accurate financial reporting as required by PSI/Washington and donors. 15% of Time
-Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the health program’s portfolio. 15% of Time
-Maintain and foster strong external relations with strategic partners such as government, development partners, implementing partners and UN agencies, among others. 10% of 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 Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.

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. N.B. PSI will consider work visa sponsorship for this position subject to legal eligibility requirements.

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: [email protected] or call (202)785-0072.


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Deadline: 13 Apr 2023