Country Representative NGO Careers – Population Services International


Job Title:    Country Representative

Organisation: Population
Services International

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Population Services
International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing
organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development
professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for
all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is
using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine
healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding,
and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


Job Summary:  The Country Representative is responsible for
the overall management and achievement of objectives for their designated PSI
country platform. He/She will focus on managing overall strategic alignment,
program portfolio performance, risk mitigation and donor compliance across
funders and health areas. The CR will lead the PSI/Uganda Senior Management
Team and reports to the Regional Representative, East and Southern Africa.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead institutional development through strategic planning, program
    development, human resource planning and staff capacity building. Lead on
    sustainability approaches, market development and private sector
    engagement activities.
  • 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.
  • Oversee program budgets, financial and internal controls; assure
    timely and accurate financial reporting as required by PSI/Washington and
  • Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the
    health program’s portfolio.
  • Maintain and foster strong external relations with strategic
    partners such as government, development partners, implementing partners
    and UN agencies, among others.
  • 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
  • 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.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or international
    equivalent) in a related field required.
  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field
    (i.e. MBA, MPA, MPH) preferred.
  • At least 10 years of related experience managing budgets and
    international public health programs required.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing people required.
  • Demonstrated work experience in similar operating environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in government and donor relations and
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing skills.
  • Significant fundraising, personnel, operational and financial
    management experience preferably in complex operating environments.
  • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership;
  • Experience working in fragile states and/or situations of political
  • Demonstrated leadership and passion for building technical,
    management and leadership capacity.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background


N.B. PSI will
consider work visa sponsorship for this position [subject to legal eligibility


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




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