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Population Services International  is hiring a Human Resource Technical Expert, Bamako – Mali

Population Services International  is hiring a Human Resource Technical Expert for Bamako, Mali.

  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Location: Bamako, Mali
  • Timeline: To start immediately for approximately 3 weeks

About Population Services International

Who we are?

With over 45 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 that we do.

Join us!

The country program of PSI in Mali with approximately 150 employees and a diversified project portfolio, recently has undergone an organizational restructuring for more efficient operations and programming. As a result, there is an immediate need for a qualified HR technical expert to lead a variety of human resource projects in Mali and provide fruitful human capital advice. The expert will help PSI-Mali optimize matrix management policies and procedures, recruitment, and employee compensation models, as well as create a strategic HR plans that align with PSI policies and procedures and local laws and regulations. This assistance is expected to be short-term (approximately 3 weeks) and will be performed in Bamako, Mali however, some of the tasks could be performed remotely. At the end of the assignment, a determination will be made if a longer-term assistance is needed to help lead the transition process.

Sound like you? Read on. 

Your missions at PSI Mali

1. Matrix Management/ Organigram

The consultant will collect and analyze all necessary information about the current organigram and program activities and provide recommendations on matrix management policies and models that best fit PSI’s business model. This activity will finalize a review already initiated during the restructure. Specific tasks include:

  • Assist PSI/Mali to applying a consistent approach to functional vs. operational supervision for staff that operate in the field.
  • Ensure that field staff matrix management is set up in a way (if possible) that field supervisors are not siloed to a specific program, but that efficiencies of scale are gained, single points of failure are avoided, and oversight risks are minimized.
  • Address matrix management issues identified in the Mali RAPID (restructuring) report, for positions located in the main office of Bamako.
  • Adapt the matrix management policy PSI has recently issued at headquarters to the specific Malian context.
  • All work to be performed in-country. Estimated time needed is one week.

2. HR Transition Plan

The consultant will create a detailed transition plan to adopt the new organigram. Details needed will include but not limited to:

  • Outlining the steps to be taken which, will minimize disruption of country operations.
  • In collaboration with PSI/Mali leadership and PSI Washington, identifying which changes absolutely must happen immediately, versus which ones would happen in the future – and how proper supervision and oversight would be implemented during that transition.
  • Working with program/PMT staff to consider budgeting constraints and project end dates and estimate the financial impact of the transition.
  • If necessary, Consultant would draft a SOW for an ongoing support to Mali CR throughout transition period.
  • All work to be performed in-country. Estimated time needed is one week.

3. PSI/Mali Salary Matrix

Considering proposed structure, current salary matrix, and results from the Birches salary review, the consultant will:

  • Revise the salary matrix to be simpler, more transparent, yet competitive with the market.
  • Work with CR and HR to ensure the new salary matrix includes all positions and has a transparent grading scheme.
  • This activity can be performed remotely. Estimated time needed is one week.

4. In sum, your deliverables

  • Finalized organigram for PSI/Mali
  • HR Transition Plan
  • Documented matrix management policy for PSI/Mali (adaptation of HQ policy)
  • Financial impact report of new organizational chart, and confirmation of its financial feasibility
  • Salary Matrix

The Human Resource Technical Expert profile

What are we looking for?

  • BSc/BA in human resources, business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA in human resources or MBA will be a plus
  • Bilingual English/French required and understanding of the Mali context preferred
  • Proven experience as HR consultant
  • Significant HR experience in project management especially, with international NGOs
  • In-depth knowledge of HR principles, functions, methods and best practices
  • Ability to strategize and formulate business plans and policies
  • Experience with salary scales and JD grading (e.g. Hay Group or equivalent)
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication and consulting skills
  • Computer savvy with working knowledge of human resource IT
  • A team player

When applying, please be sure to submit CV, availability, and rate with your application.

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

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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