Title: Deputy Country Representative, Operations – PSI/Niger
Department: West and Central Africa
Based in Niamey, Niger
Reports to the Country Representative
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.
PSI/Niger was founded in 2013 and is a leader in social marketing and health communications. PSI/Niger uses health communications techniques to improve health practices in the domains of reproductive health, HIV and malaria. We are a group of highly dedicated individuals who are proud to work through our programs and with the Minister of Health to provide quality health services to the Nigerian people.
We protect our clients’ sexual & reproductive health rights by ensuring informed choice, voluntarism, client confidentiality & privacy, client safety and continuity of care, and increased access to harm reduction information.
PSI seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Country Representative for Operations for PSI Niger. S/he will provide cross-departmental leadership to and strategic management of PSI Niger’s Finance, Procurement, and Administration Departments and will coordinate closely with the Internal Audit, Human Resources and Programs leads for PSI Niger.
This full-time position is based in Niamey, Niger and reports to the Country Representative, Niger. Niger is a family friendly post.
Sound like you? Read on.
- Provide leadership and oversight to PSI/Niger’s Operations teams including finance, procurement, administration and grants and contracts
- Review existing systems and improve the overall effectiveness and speed of the finance, administration, and supply chain management teams
- Ensure compliance with internal control systems
- Collaborate with the Internal Auditor to investigate and resolve any suspected compliance violations or audit problems; Minimize fraud via active monitoring and close coordination with internal and external audits
- Ensure compliance including sub recipient monitoring and management of subrecipient files
- Provide capacity development and mentoring to all finance, procurement and admin staff through both formal and informal mechanisms.
- Strengthen the capacity of PSI Niger’s finance function by providing technical support and oversight in the areas of budgeting, reconciliation, donor reporting, and financial analysis, both at the departmental level and between PSI Niger and PSI Washington
- Establish systems of financial monitoring and reporting to ensure programmatic compliance of PSI Niger and its partners with donor and grant budgets, particularly relating to contract and subcontract administration
- Ensure compliance with existing procurement policies
- Oversee the procurement function’s international and local procurements, avoiding any stock-outs for PSI/Niger products and ensuring rapid turn-around on local purchases
Administration and Sub Grant Management
- Oversee the administration and office management functions in all field offices to ensure customer satisfaction is improved.
- Oversee warehouse management of commodities and stock to include supply chain management and forecasting of all PSI commodities
- Centralize Sub Grant management process.
- Ensure grants management includes value for money analyses of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness to improve reporting
What are we looking for? Is this you?
Inspired Leadership: You are an inspired leader with 4+ years’ experience managing complex teams in a challenging country setting.
Leading Operations Team: You have demonstrated results in managing large projects ($10M+) with focus on at least 2-3 of the following operations areas: finance, procurement, administration, grants and contract.
Demonstrating Results: You have a track record demonstrating leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing private sector solutions in serving social needs in a developing country.
Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.
Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both, leading and working through others.
Curious: You are an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday may not necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different.
Simplify: You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
- Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA or another) preferred
- 4 years’ experience in development, at least 2 in a developing country
- Prior supervisory experience required; Experience leading teams at a senior level and building staff capacity
- Significant experience in programmatic and financial management of large ($10m+/year) donor funded programs, including demonstrated focus on operations management
- Solid judgment and diplomatic skills and proven ability to prioritize
- Experience with financial management of large donor-funded programs including USAID
- Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise preferred
- Experience with inventory management preferred
- In depth experience in budget development and management, finance analysis and contract management;
- Experience managing grants involving multiple implementing partners, both international and local
- Knowledge of PSI systems and procedures – especially contracts and procurement – a major advantage
- Team-building experience in a developing country; previous work experience in West Africa a major advantage
- Excellent communication and writing skills, fluency in French and English essential
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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.