Country Representative, Nepal

Population Services International (PSI)
  • Location
    Katmandu, Nepal
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing. 

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motivated group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job. 

 Join us!

PSI Nepal is a dynamic organization with strong programs in family planning and reproductive health. Having established a large private sector provider network PSI Nepal is well positioned for integration of other product and service offerings and increased relevance. In addition to implementing a large a family planning and safe abortion services project, PSI Nepal recently launched an innovative, human centered design Menstrual Health and Hygiene initiative. The project aims to improve adolescent girls’ menstrual health and hygiene by designing evidence-based solutions, and improving the environment to reduce stigma, negative perceptions and unhealthy practices around menstruation. 

For the right candidate, PSI Nepal offers both an opportunity to manage an established portfolio as well as develop innovative and relevant programs in new health categories. We are looking for a seasoned social marketing professional and manager able to work in a complex environment at a CEO level within the platform.

PSI is seeking dynamic candidates for the position of Country Representative Nepal.

The Country Representative is the senior PSI official in the host country and is responsible for all PSI activities in that country. The Country Representative represents PSI to government, key stakeholders and donors; directs international staff and host country national staff; develops new business opportunities; ensures contract compliance; manages financial, administrative and logistical resources; prepares and executes budgets, marketing plans and work plans; ensures adherence to PSI minimum standards; and assures the effective implementation of a wide array of programs.

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 Nepal. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Leadership of a senior management team including departmental heads of team responsible for: marketing and communications; technical services ; strategic evidence and research; finance & administration; and human resources;
  • Oversight of all projects in platform portfolio, including achievements of program deliverables and targets and spending;
  • Development of annual marketing and operational plans together with longer-term strategic plans;
  • Fundraising for existing and new activities; 
  • External relations and positioning of PSI with multiple donors, government, NGO, and commercial entities; 
  • Oversight of internal controls and accountability mechanisms; and
  • Program development, including further innovation within existing program areas and expansion into new areas;
  • Demonstrate and promote an ethical environment, in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity;
  • 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;
  • Liaise with the Global Security Department and Deputy Regional Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting and security policy changes

What are we looking for?

The basics.

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience; with minimum five years management experience in a developing country; 
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience; 
  • Significant fundraising, personnel, operational and financial management experience preferably in Asia, with a technical background in marketing, advertising, or communications a plus;
  • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership;
  • Knowledge of international development and health issues; 
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor staff;
  • Familiarity with the international donor community; 
  • Experience working in fragile states and/or situations of political sensitivity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and cultural sensitivity.

STATUS:

  • Exempt 

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.

Application instructions

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