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.


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.


What are we looking for?

The basics

  • 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.


· Exempt

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