Deputy Country Representative, Madagascar

Population Services International, Antananarivo, United States

Job Description

Title: Deputy Country Representative, Programs

Department: Foundation Markets

Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reports to the Country Representative, PSI/Madagascar

Who we are:

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds, experience, and unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI Madagascar is a top-performing PSI country program that creates measurable health impact. PSI Madagascar has a diverse donor base and a wide range of products and interventions. PSI/Madagascar has a solid donor base and is well-positioned for further growth. The platform’s Malaria & Child Survival programs include integrated and established prevention and treatment interventions in malaria and diarrheal disease and new activities for pneumonia treatment and nutrition. FP/RH activities include a wide range of short- and long-term method products and services as well as basic maternal health care services and cervical cancer detection and referral. HIV/STI prevention and treatment activities in this concentrated epidemic include product and communication interventions focused on distinct target audiences: youth and high risk groups (female sex workers, high-risk men and men having sex with men).

We are looking for a Deputy Country Representative (DCR), Programs based in Antananarivo, Madagascar to lead implementation of PSI’s Global Fund and USAID/PMI Impact Malaria awards in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH). The DCR should have significant management and international experience with international donors, particularly The Global Fund, an interest in private sector approaches to development, relevant language skills, and be capable of managing a diverse staff. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering results in multi-million-dollar field offices and fast paced environments under challenging conditions. PSI’s Madagascar program is highly impactful and highly rewarding for those who thrive when given a serious management challenge.

The DCR will have full programmatic and financial responsibility for both existing Global Fund grants (Malaria and HIV) and the USAID/PMI’s funded Impact malaria project In addition to proven skills in managing large scale health projects, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to lead finance and program teams and to maintain excellent partnerships with donors, the government and other key stakeholders. The DCR will report to the Country Representative, Madagascar.

Sound like you? Read on

Your contribution: The DCR, Programs will assume strategic, programmatic and operational management and oversight for key Madagascar grants with special focus on the two, large Global Fund projects. The DCR, Programs will be responsible for achieving a high level of project performance while assuring compliance with regulations across a range of donors, with special focus on The Global Fund, and financial/administrative best practices. Specific tasks are:

Program Planning and Execution:

  • Provide quality and timely management of project lifecycle for all current donor projects including meeting programmatic and financial deliverables;
  • Work with PSI Madagascar program and finance staff to administer SR contracts and monitor SR performance, including the continued development of SR tracking and reporting systems for programmatic, administrative and financial operations, as well as any contractual negotiations or remediary actions (as applicable);
  • Supervise evidence-based research activities to support health program decisions to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and to maximize health impact.

Financial and Internal Controls:

  • Support the Finance Director in ensuring that PSI and donor requirements regarding financial oversight and controls are met and ensure collaboration with appropriate teams in PSI/W;
  • Develop and manage annual and project budgets in accordance with donor and PSI/W regulations;
  • Meet reporting and compliance requirements as required by donors and PSI/Washington;
  • Ensure that all PSI financial policies and procedures are followed and validated by internal evaluations and external audits;


  • Foster and manage effective relationships with Subrecipients (SR), the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Local Fund Agent (LFA), Madagascar government, the GF in Geneva, other relevant donor representatives and appropriate PSI/Washington Departments including the Procurement, Finance, Contracts and HIV and Malaria and Child Survival Departments.
  • Capacity-building and Management
  • Design and implement high impact and sustainable SR capacity-building activities based on routine SR assessments (where applicable), to increase ownership and management of their subawards and achieve project deliverables, with a focus on accountability, transparency and quality.

New Business Development:

  • Identify and assess new partners for program implementation;
  • Organize country team responses to global, regional and country-level fundraising pertaining to Global Fund grants and all malaria grants;
  • Liaise with PSI/W for all fundraising opportunities and agree on priorities and next steps;
  • Communicate PSI global and country strategy to local donors, partners and authorities with a view to identifying strategic overlap and opportunities.
  • Fulfill other management functions as required by the Country Representative.

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s values: Meat attention to detail, particularly when abiding by policies and procedures set by funders.



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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