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Country Representative, Myanmar at Population Services International

Country Representative, Myanmar

Population Services International Washington, DC Full-Time
Country Representative, Myanmar

Based in Yangon, Myanmar

Up to 10% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = N/A

Reports to Vice President, Global Operations (LAC, Asia, Global Fund) & Social Business

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its 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 heathcare.

Join us!

PSI Myanmar was founded in 1995 to focus on HIV prevention and quickly expanded into reproductive health and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. In 2001, malaria prevention products were added to its portfolio, which has now grown to include pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria treatment. PSI Myanmar now coordinates a dynamic portfolio including maternal and child health, malaria, HIV, TB, Emergency Operating Centers, strategic purchasing of essential primary care services, and more. The estimated 2023 budget ceiling for PSI Myanmar is approximately USD 9M, with award responsibility across existing funding streams with Global Fund, USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, etc.

With the recent deconsolidation and localization of two technical implementing branches, PSI Myanmar serves an essential strategic role in partnership coordination and private sector engagement; providing insight gathering and application for improved consumer-centered programming, digital health and monitoring, and adaptive implementation and learning.

PSI seeks a Country Representative that will oversee the overall management and achievement of objectives for the PSI Myanmar 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 the VP, Global Operations while coordinating closely with the Regional Representative.

Your contributions

* Responsible for the overall management and achievement of objectives PSI Myanmar 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 the VP, Global Operations while coordinating closely with the Regional Representative. 25% of the 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 the Time -Oversee program budgets, financial and internal controls; assure timely and accurate financial reporting as required by PSI/Washington and donors. 15% of the Time -Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the health program's portfolio. 15% of the Time -Maintain and foster strong external relations with strategic partners such as network members operating in Myanmar, government, development partners, implementing partners and UN agencies, among others. 10% of the 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 the 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. Experience working with Global Fund preferred. -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.

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. 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 address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Country Representative, Myanmar or call
(202)785-0072
.

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