Country Representative, Liberia
Job title: Country Representative (CR)
Department Foundation Markets
Based in Monrovia, Liberia
Reports to the Vice President, Foundation Markets
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 lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.
There are over 7,000 “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.
PSI seeks dynamic candidates with attention to details and an operations acumen to close out the country office program in Liberia. The Country Representative (CR) will provide oversight to the PSI/Liberia staff and ensure a smooth close out of its Global Fund HIV/AIDS project currently being implemented, and the country office thereafter. The Country Representative represents PSI to government, key stakeholders and donors; directs staff; ensures contract compliance; manages financial, administrative and logistical resources; prepares and executes budgets as needed during the close out. In addition to proven skills in organizational management, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to successfully close out projects in difficult operating environments.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Country Representative will be responsible for the ongoing Global Fund HIV grant and office operations until project close out in December 2020 and the close out of the PSI office by June 2021. In addition to close out activities, the CR will be responsible for ongoing management (financial, administrative, programmatic and compliance), and representation of PSI's activities in Liberia. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Manage the office and staff through the transition and closeout period ensuring existing project's deliverables are met and operational and financial targets are met.
- Develop and execute a closeout workplan and budget for the Global Fund grant award and the overall office.
- Close out the current Global Fund grant award including notification and final financial and programmatic close out of project subrecipients.
- Full close out of Liberia office in close coordination with PSI headquarters to include but not limited to: asset and inventory disposition, human capital (employee, contractual employee and liabilities accrued), finalization of outstanding legal issues, alerting all key external stakeholders including funders, government and other partners of PSI's exit, annual outstanding contracts, exit office space, final audit and location of storage for final key documents for future audits.
- Other duties as assigned. Qualifications
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI's corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don't let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren't afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You're independent and a free thinker, but you're ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- You have at least 10 years of overall experience managing projects, including budgets, for public health or relief programs with a proven track record of longevity in a senior management position.
- A minimum of five years of supervisory experience.
- At least two years' management/work experience in a developing country; experience working in Challenging Operating Environments preferred.
- Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience.
- Experience closing out projects and/or country programs preferably in West Africa.
- Knowledge of international development projects with emphasis on HIV/AIDs programming.
- Familiarity with the Global Fund as well as other international donor community.
- Proven leadership demeanor: calm under pressure, diplomatic, and decisive.
- Proficiency in word processing, the use of Excel, and data analysis.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Reference check will be required.
- The successful candiadte will be required to pass a background check.
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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