Country Representative, eSwatini

Population Services International, Mbabane, Swaziland

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years

Job Description

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.

Join us!

We are looking for a Country Representative to help us diversify the health areas, funding streams, and continue to increase health impact. The CR oversees social marketing and new business development activities and managing a diverse group of staff. We’re looking for a leader. You will introduce PSI to new partners and strengthen relationships with existing ones. You will serve as one of our biggest advocates for private sector approaches to public health challenges.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI’s activities in the department. You will:

Build Institutional Strength

  • Foster the institutional development of PSI/Swaziland through strategic planning (appropriately aligned to PSI/W’s SP), program development, staff and Board capacity-building, enhanced cost efficiency and effectiveness and maintaining strong connections to the PSI Network;
  • Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the health program’s portfolio;
  • Maintain and foster already strong external relations with strategic partners such as government institutions, international and local implementing partners, commercial entities and donors such as USAID, CDC, DoD.
  • Advance program development, including innovation within existing program areas and expansion into new areas such as family planning, tuberculosis and NCDs; opportunities include UNITAID, WDF, UN Agencies and other private foundations;

Lead program planning and execution

  • Provide leadership to a senior management team including a highly-experienced Deputy Country Representative and departmental directors responsible for: Marketing and Communications, health services, programs, finance & administration, HR and research & evaluation
  • Oversee development, monitoring and implementation of strategic, marketing and operational plans and activities;
  • Deliver ambitious health impact targets across PSI/Swaziland’s products and services in line with agreed program deliverables;
  • Support a culture of routine program management data generation and use to inform program decision-making.
  • Lead on sustainability approaches, market development and private sector engagement activities.
  • Link senior directors and managers to the larger PSI network including regional Marketing, Research and M&E advisors as well as appropriate PSI/W based technical departments to ensure adequate coordination, support and continuing innovation in these areas.
  • Oversee program budgets, financial and internal controls; assure timely and accurate financial reporting as required by PSI/Washington and other funders.
  • Ensure compliance of all activities – financial, minimum standards, program quality assurance, donor regulations, etc – and that all audit recommendations are implemented according to schedule;

Manage talent

  • Continue to recruit and groom local technical, management and leadership capacity; proactively identify and plan for learning opportunities for key staff members across the PSI Global network and beyond.
  • 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.
  • 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?

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.

The basics:

  • You have at least 10 years of experience managing people, budgets and public health programs.
  • You have experience addressing HIV prevention and treatment approaches in line with UNAIDS’s 90-90-90 by 2020 goals.
  • You have an MBA, MPH, MD or other relevant degree.
  • You have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in East or Southern Africa.
  • You have committed to building local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have significant demonstrated fundraising, personnel and financial management experience; includes strong track-record in assuring contractual, financial and programmatic compliance with internal and external policies and procedures.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager. You have been a Country Director or Resident Advisor of a large development organization in a developing country. You have worked with and managed PEPFAR/USG-funded and/or other donor-funded HIV prevention and treatment programs. You can manage a diverse international and national team to get results.
  • Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Natural fundraiser. You have experience identifying business opportunities for health or securing funds from donors like USG (USAID, CDC, DOD) as well as others such as Global Fund, DFID, UNITAID, BMGF.
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the PSI Swaziland staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
  • Relationship Builder. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, and global health donors. You are able to identify new donors and partners for programs. You are able to spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Swaziland. You are diplomatic in cooling down emotionally charged environments.
  • A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in health-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.



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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