Somalia: Somaliland Deputy Country Representative

Job title: PSI Somaliland Deputy Country Representative
Department: East Africa
Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland Up to 20% international travel
Reports to the PSI Somaliland & Kenya Country Representative **
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 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
**Join us!
PSI is looking for a Deputy Country Representative (DCR) to manage and lead a team of 50 staff to implement innovative social marketing and franchising initiatives that will improve the health of Somalilanders. We’re looking for a leader for our $7million Somaliland office which is a resource poor environment but has a strong private sector. You will work with private and public sector partners to develop health marketing solutions.
PSI Somaliland is the lead agency of the Health Consortium for Somali People (HCS): HCS is a consortium of five International NGOs working together with the Ministry of Health to implement a health and nutrition program funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in targeted zones of Somaliland, Puntland and South Central.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contribution You will responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI’s activities in Somaliland. You will: Build Institutional Strength**

  • Foster the institutional development of PSI Somaliland through strategic planning, program development and financial sustainability;
  • Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the health program’s portfolio;
  • Maintain and foster external relations with strategic partners such as government institutions and donors such as DFID, USAID , the UN Agencies, and private foundations;

Lead program planning and execution

  • Provide quality and timely management of project lifecycle for all current donor projects including meeting programmatic and financial deliverables;
  • Develop and steward annual and specific project budgets consistent with both organizational and donor requirements.
  • Meet financial and other reporting requirements as required by donors and PSI/Washington;
  • Oversee and lead marketing and behavior change communication campaigns and other social marketing activities;
  • Monitor development and implementation of marketing and annual work plans, and serve as the catalyst for the creation of new health products and services;
  • Develop innovative distribution systems and/or maintain the existing ones at a high level of effectiveness;
  • Track sales figures as well as the performance of the sales force including the distribution network;
  • Supervise evidence-based research activities to support social marketing and health program decisions in order to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and to maximize health impact;

Manage talent

  • Build local technical, management and leadership capacity;
  • Guide PSI Somaliland of a 50-person team of operations staff, program staff and sales and marketing team. This includes recruitment, development, training, and supervision;
  • 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 PSI Somaliland & Kenya CR on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting and security policy changes.
  • Develop and enforce field office administrative policies. Promote and demonstrate an ethical environment in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity. Support the application of appropriate internal controls to protect PSI’s assets.What are we looking for?

  • You have at least 5 years of experience managing people, budgets and public health programs or relief programs.

  • You have an MBA, MPH, MD or other relevant degree.

  • You have lived and worked in a high risk, low capacity and low resource developing country.

  • You have experience and are passionate in building local technical, management and leadership capacity.

  • You are fluent in English.

  • You have significant fundraising, personnel and financial management experience.

  • You have significant experience in management, international business or relief, strategic marketing and product sales and distribution.

  • References will be required.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager. Country Director/ Resident Advisor/ Program Manager of a large development or relief organization in complex operating environment. Experience with managing a very diverse international and national team to get results.
  • Capacity Builder: Experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Natural fundraiser. Experience identifying business opportunities for health or securing funds from donors like DFID, USAID, or Global Fund.
  • Relationship Builder. Experience working with Ministries of Health, health sector partners, or global health donors. Diplomatic in cooling down emotionally charged environments.
  • A Strategist and an innovator. Creative, innovative and a strategic thinker with a strong interest in health-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

STATUS

  • Non-accompaniment post
  • Level 6

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.
What are we looking for?

  • You have at least 5 years of experience managing people, budgets and public health programs or relief programs.
  • You have an MBA, MPH, MD or other relevant degree.
  • You have lived and worked in a high risk, low capacity and low resource developing country.
  • You have experience and are passionate in building local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have significant fundraising, personnel and financial management experience.
  • You have significant experience in management, international business or relief, strategic marketing and product sales and distribution.
  • References will be required.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager. Country Director/ Resident Advisor/ Program Manager of a large development or relief organization in complex operating environment. Experience with managing a very diverse international and national team to get results.
  • Capacity Builder: Experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Natural fundraiser. Experience identifying business opportunities for health or securing funds from donors like DFID, USAID, or Global Fund.
  • Relationship Builder. Experience working with Ministries of Health, health sector partners, or global health donors. Diplomatic in cooling down emotionally charged environments.
  • A Strategist and an innovator. Creative, innovative and a strategic thinker with a strong interest in health-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

STATUS

  • Non-accompaniment post
  • Level 6

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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