Country Representative, Eastern Caribbean
Population Services International
Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Last Date: July 26, 2008
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization, operating in more than 60 developing countries. PSI creates demand for essential health products and services by using private sector marketing techniques and innovative communications campaigns to motivate positive changes in health behavior. On the supply side, PSI works with the commercial sector to increase the availability of these products and services at prices which are affordable to at-risk populations. With a bottom-line orientation that is rare among non-profits, PSI social markets products and services for family planning, maternal and child health, and the prevention of AIDS, malaria and other diseases. For more information, please visit: www.psi.org.
PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Country Representative, Eastern Caribbean. PSI implements an innovative, regional HIV-AIDS prevention program with multi-donor support. PSI utilizes the Total Market Approach to expand access to the region’s condom market and promotes their use through regional mass media campaigns and targeted behavior change communication activities. PSI does not distribute any branded products through this program. The platform requires skilled management of host government and donor relations. The Country Representative will be responsible for managing and growing PSI Caribbean’s current donor portfolio. This position is based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and reports to the Regional Director for LAC.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Country Representative will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI’s activities in the English-speaking Caribbean. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Manage a highly skilled and experienced team to:
o Implement the Total Market Approach to increase access to condoms;
o Develop targeted Behavior Change Communications approaches for HIV/AIDS prevention to high risk groups including youth;
o Develop Regional mass media communications campaigns;
• Utilize research and evidence-based decision-making to develop innovative approaches (a pilot initiative to address concurrency is currently underway);
• Manage external relations with donors, governments, international and local NGOs, and commercial entities. Fundraising beyond traditional donors highly desired;
• Design and monitor annual work plans and program budgets;
• Financial and other reporting as required by donors and PSI/Washington; and
• Overall institutional development and capacity building of local staff.
• Significant personnel and financial management experience;
• Must be a team player;
• Experience negotiating and maintaining strong relations with host governments;
• Knowledge of best practices in Behavior Change Communications and demonstrated success in this area;
• Demonstrated interest in innovative approaches;
• Ability to manage regional, multi-country initiative;
• At least four years work experience in a developing country;
• Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
• Knowledge of international development and health issues;
• Familiarity with KfW, Global Fund and USAID; and
• Fluent English; Proficient Spanish preferred.
The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have excellent communication, diplomatic, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated host government and Behavior Change Communications experience.
APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org. No calls or emails, please.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability