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Director of Market Systems Strengthening (Senior Advisor for Sanitation Markets)

Based in Monrovia, Liberia

Reports to Chief of Party

Who we are

With over 50 years of experience working in over 50 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 7,000 “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.

Join us!

With support from the the Global Fund, USAID, DFID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other donors, PSI has worked in Liberia since 2008. PSI/Liberia has implemented social marketing and evidence-based behavior change communications to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across a range of health areas including sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, child survival, WASH, and the Ebola Virus Disease. PSI/Liberia’s historic partnerships with Ministry of Health and with many non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations in Liberia help to expand the reach of health and communication campaigns in alignment with national policy to reach the most vulnerable.

We are looking for a Director of Market Systems Strengthening (Senior Advisor for Sanitation Markets) to provide technical expertise on market development for a $30 million USAID-funded Countywide Sanitation Activity project in Liberia. The project will implement a comprehensive county-wide approach for sustainably ending open defecation and increasing access to basic sanitation through 1) Improving sanitation governance, 2) Promoting adoption of safe sanitation behaviors, 3) Strengthening sanitation markets and 4) Increasing access to financing for sanitation.

Responsibilities

Your contribution

  • Provide technical expertise on market development, including private sector engagement and capacity building, design of sanitation products and service improvements, and entrepreneurship.
  • Oversee market landscaping and ensure that products and services are high-quality and affordable for the consumer.
  • Work with the private sector, civil society, and government partners to develop market-led solutions to market.
  • Develop implementation strategies to improve the demand and supply of affordable and higher quality sanitation products and services.
  • Ensure institutional engagements in support of private sector participation.
  • Represent the Project on public-private sector issues at strategic planning meetings with collaborators and donors.

Qualifications

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in related field required. Masters’ degree (or international equivalent) in related field preferred.
  • Minimum ten years of related professional work experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • In depth knowledge of accounting principles, finance and funder regulations (especially USAID).
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong customer service focus and analytical skills.
  • Strong accounting knowledge, analytical/problem solving skills, creativity and initiative.
  • Strong financial analysis and Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated experiences in country office finance leadership positions.
  • Experience with large ERP systems, such as Infor Lawson, as well as knowledge of QuickBooks preferred.
  • Chartered Accountant/CPA equivalent preferred.

What would get us excited?

Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutions, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Market developer: You have the demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to water and sanitation.

Collaborative manager. You can inspire a shared vision for the project staff. You have successfully helped your team learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

A connector. You have experience working with Ministries and Governments’ bodies, health care companies, or global health donors. You can spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Liberia.

A Strategist and an innovator. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative, and strategic thinker and will have excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills, a passion for private sector approaches to development, and a proven ability to produce results.

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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.

For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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.

STATUS

· Exempt

*Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log in to your iCIMS account

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: [email protected] or call (202)785-0072.

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We’re a nonprofit, but we take a business approach to saving lives.

PSI is a global health network of more than 50 local organizations dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV and AIDS, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition.

A hallmark of PSI is a commitment to the principle that health services and products are most effective when they are accompanied by robust communications and distribution efforts that help ensure wide acceptance and proper use.

PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are built to last.

HISTORY

PSI was founded in 1970 to improve reproductive health using commercial marketing strategies. For its first 15 years, PSI worked mostly in family planning (hence the name Population Services International). In 1985, it started promoting oral rehydration therapy. PSI’s first HIV prevention project — which promoted abstinence, fidelity and condoms — began in 1988. PSI added malaria and safe water to its portfolio in the 1990s and tuberculosis in 2004.

HEALTH IMPACT

PSI has an uncompromising focus on measurable health impact and measures its effect on disease and death much like a for-profit measures its profits. Just last year PSI saved the lives of 9,246 mothers, prevented 3,896,671 unintended pregnancies, stopped 234,367 new HIV infections, and avoided 379,286 deaths due to diseases like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia that most threaten young children.

PROGRAM LOCATION

World headquarters in Washington, D.C., programs in more than 50 countries, European office in Amsterdam.

PEOPLE

More than 8,900 staff work for PSI and its affiliates. PSI’s expatriate staff is about 1% of the overall workforce. Support services and advocacy are provided by staff in Washington, D.C., and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

PSI’S MISSION

PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services.

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Overview

Director of Market Systems Strengthening (Senior Advisor for Sanitation Markets)

Based in Monrovia, Liberia

Reports to Chief of Party

Who we are

With over 50 years of experience working in over 50 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 7,000 “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.

Join us!

With support from the the Global Fund, USAID, DFID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other donors, PSI has worked in Liberia since 2008. PSI/Liberia has implemented social marketing and evidence-based behavior change communications to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across a range of health areas including sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, child survival, WASH, and the Ebola Virus Disease. PSI/Liberia's historic partnerships with Ministry of Health and with many non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations in Liberia help to expand the reach of health and communication campaigns in alignment with national policy to reach the most vulnerable.

We are looking for a Director of Market Systems Strengthening (Senior Advisor for Sanitation Markets) to provide technical expertise on market development for a $30 million USAID-funded Countywide Sanitation Activity project in Liberia. The project will implement a comprehensive county-wide approach for sustainably ending open defecation and increasing access to basic sanitation through 1) Improving sanitation governance, 2) Promoting adoption of safe sanitation behaviors, 3) Strengthening sanitation markets and 4) Increasing access to financing for sanitation.

Responsibilities

Your contribution

  • Provide technical expertise on market development, including private sector engagement and capacity building, design of sanitation products and service improvements, and entrepreneurship.
  • Oversee market landscaping and ensure that products and services are high-quality and affordable for the consumer.
  • Work with the private sector, civil society, and government partners to develop market-led solutions to market.
  • Develop implementation strategies to improve the demand and supply of affordable and higher quality sanitation products and services.
  • Ensure institutional engagements in support of private sector participation.
  • Represent the Project on public-private sector issues at strategic planning meetings with collaborators and donors.

Qualifications

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in related field required. Masters' degree (or international equivalent) in related field preferred.
  • Minimum ten years of related professional work experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • In depth knowledge of accounting principles, finance and funder regulations (especially USAID).
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong customer service focus and analytical skills.
  • Strong accounting knowledge, analytical/problem solving skills, creativity and initiative.
  • Strong financial analysis and Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated experiences in country office finance leadership positions.
  • Experience with large ERP systems, such as Infor Lawson, as well as knowledge of QuickBooks preferred.
  • Chartered Accountant/CPA equivalent preferred.

What would get us excited?

Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutions, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Market developer: You have the demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to water and sanitation.

Collaborative manager. You can inspire a shared vision for the project staff. You have successfully helped your team learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

A connector. You have experience working with Ministries and Governments' bodies, health care companies, or global health donors. You can spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Liberia.

A Strategist and an innovator. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative, and strategic thinker and will have excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills, a passion for private sector approaches to development, and a proven ability to produce results.

.

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.

For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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.

STATUS

· Exempt

*Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log in to your iCIMS account

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: [email protected] or call (202)785-0072.

PI192288067

2022-10-22

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