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Country Representative (CR) Job at PSI based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Posted in NGO Jobs in Tanzania

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.


The basics:

  • You have at least 10 years of experience managing people, budgets and public health programs.
  • You have significant demonstrated experience in government and donor relations and collaboration.
  • You have an MBA, MPH, MD or other relevant degree.
  • You have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in East or Southern Africa.
  • You have committed to building local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have significant demonstrated fundraising, personnel and financial management experience; includes strong track-record in assuring contractual, financial and programmatic compliance with internal and external policies and procedures.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

Experienced manager. You have been a Country Director or Resident Advisor of a large development or relief organization before and based in a challenging operating environment. You can manage a diverse team of professionals to achieve results.

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

Natural fundraiser. You have experience identifying business opportunities for health or securing funds from donors like USG, Global Fund, DFID, UNITAID, BMGF.

Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the PSI Tanzania staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work. You know how to bridge communications and goals between the field office and headquarters, so that in-country operations and institutional goals are constantly aligned.

Relationship Builder. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, and global health donors. You are able to identify new donors and partners for programs. You are able to spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Tanzania. You are diplomatic in cooling down emotionally charged environments. You are agile in your approach, able to quickly recognize, address and mitigate potential conflicts before they arise.


A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in health-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

Problem solver. You have a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments, cultures and languages, as well as think out of the box to creatively and efficiently solve complex problems.

Lover of challenges. You enjoy challenges and conquering them.





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.


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