Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Title: Temporary Director, Program Management Unit (PMU): PSI Mali
Department: West and Central Africa
Based in Bamako, Mali
Reports to the Country Representative, PSI Mali
Terms of Post: 3 months initially
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 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
A branch of PSI Washington, PSI/Mali started in 2001 using commercial marketing strategies for improving reproductive health and child survival, and to reduce new HIV infections. Since then, PSI/Mali has implemented several programs to improve health in malaria, family planning, cervical cancer, sanitation, neglected tropical diseases, and female genital cutting (FGC). We are a group of highly dedicated individuals who are proud to work through our programs and national health strategies to provide quality health services to the Malian people.
The role of PSI/Mali’s Program Management Unit (PMU) is to ensure that the Global Fund Malaria Grant objectives are achieved and project implementation is in compliance with donor rules and regulations including risk mitigation measures such as the application of a Limited Cash Policy (LCP). PSI/Mali PMU coordinates with PSI Mali functional departments and our four regional offices in Kayes, Segou, Sikasso and Mopti to coordinate and facilitate the execution of malaria control activities. In coordination with the PSI Mali Malaria Technical Department, PMU works to execute the National Malaria Control Program’s (NMCP) strategic plan for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria through health systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, cascade trainings, behavior change communication, quality assurance and distribution of health products (LLIN, ACT and SP+AQ).
PSI/Mali seeks experienced and dynamic candidates with an interest in contributing to the national goal of eradicating malaria, for the position of Temporary Director, Program Management Unit (PMU) in Mali. The Temporary PMU Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of project implementation (project work plan and deliverables, sub-granting and sub-recipient monitoring, financial and budget management, administration and reporting, logistics, and procurement) for Mali’s Global Fund Malaria Grant (54M Euros) that started on 01 January 2016 and runs through 31 December 2018 with likely follow on funding. This position is based in Bamako, Mali, and reports to the PSI Country Representative. In-country and/or international travel may be required.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Temporary PMU Director is responsible for the full implementation of the GF Malaria Grant in Mali and for implementing appropriate risk mitigation measures appropriate for a challenging operating environment, working closely with the teams across Mali and in HQ to ensure full headquarters support and adequate oversight. These duties include but are not limited to the following:
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
All applicants (expatriates) encouraged to apply
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.