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Country Representative, Uganda

PSI

PSI

Kampala, Uganda
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Country Representative, Uganda

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/16/2024 3:28 PM)
Job ID
2024-3823
# of Openings
1
Category
Global Operations
Position Location: City
Kampala
Region
Population Services International
Position Location: Country
Uganda

Country Representative, PSI Uganda
Based in Kampala, Uganda
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible
Reports to Regional Representative

Who we are
PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.


Join us!
By approaching care from the consumers’ perspective, PSI Uganda provides life-saving information, products, and services to tackle some of the country’s most pressing health problems so that people can lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives.


PSI seeks a Country Representative that will oversee the overall management and achievement of objectives for their designated PSI country platform. The position will focus on managing overall strategic alignment, program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance across funders and health areas. It will lead the network member Senior Management Team and reports to either a VP, Global Operations or Regional Representative.


Salary:
*For all applicants applying outside of the US; please note that those hired outside of the US will be employed through the local PSI office. Pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.

Your contributions

  • Responsible for the overall management and achievement of objectives for their designated PSI country platform. Focus on managing overall strategic alignment, program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance across funders and health areas. Lead the network member Senior Management Team and reports to either a VP, Global Operations or Regional Representative. 25% of Time
  • Ensure compliance of all activities (i.e. financial, minimum standards, program quality assurance, donor regulations) and that all audit recommendations are implemented according to schedule. Proactively perform risk assessments to identify and mitigate risks, including operational, financial, legal, contractual, reputational and safety and ensure mitigation actions are implemented. 25% of Time
  • Oversee program budgets, financial and internal controls; assure timely and accurate financial reporting as required by PSI/Washington and donors. 15% of Time
  • Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the health program’s portfolio. 15% of Time
  • Maintain and foster strong external relations with strategic partners such as government, development partners, implementing partners and UN agencies, among others. 10% of Time
  • Develop and enforce field office administrative policies. Promote an ethical environment in line with PSI’s values. Maintain a working culture that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion. Develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of staff and assets in all aspects of work per best practices, PSI operating standards, and field realities. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field.
  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., MBA, MPA, MPH) preferred.
  • At least 10 years of related experience managing budgets and international public health programs.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience in similar operating environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in government and donor relations and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing skills. Foreign language skills required depending on location.
  • Demonstrated leadership and passion for building technical, management and leadership capacity.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. Must be authorized to work in the Uganda. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072. #li-aw1 #li-remote

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