Population Services International

Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning, West Africa

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/14/2017 1:30 PM)
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West & Central Africa


Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning

West Africa

Based in Lomé, Togo or Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 

Up to 20% international travel

Reports to the Chief of Party


Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 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 8,000 “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!

PSI is looking for a Senior Technical Advisor on Family Planning to help us to successfully implement family planning high-impact practices (HIPs)[1] at integrated learning centers and ensuring replication and scale up by other partners, for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded project. We are looking for someone who is a recognized leader in family planning, has strong technical skills in Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH), strong project management skills, and prior experience working with staff and stakeholders across multiple countries. You are aware of the latest developments and practices on FP/RH, and the West African region in particular.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

As part of the project’s senior management team, you will directly assist the Chief of Party and Technical Director in the replication and implementation of high impact family planning practices.


You will:

  1. Lead implementation of FP HIPs at integrated learning centers and ensuring replication and scale up by other partners.
  2. Provide strategic, technical guidance and direction to the project in collaboration with the Chief of Party and Technical Director, ensuring alignment with latest technical information and approaches in the FP/RH field.
  3. Provide technical expertise and guidance in capacity building, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to key governmental and non-governmental partners (especially at national and municipal level).
  4. Oversee quality control and improvement of FP services within the project.
  5. Ensure integration of a focus on adolescents and Youth throughout the program.
  6. Provides technical assessment and recommended strategies to incorporate innovative interventions in the project design and implementation, including integration of innovative approaches and different partners. 
  7. Provide technical support to team members of FP and other portfolios.
  8. Support Chief of Party and Technical Director in reporting to donor and representation of the project externally at events, conferences and meetings.
  9. Coordinates and communicates regularly with other FP team members on administrative, technical, programmatic and policy issues.


What are we looking for?

The basics


The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in public health, nursing, midwifery, or similar relevant field is required. Academic specialization in FP/RH is preferred.
  • At least 12 years of progressively responsible work experience required, including at least seven years in senior project management role(s) of FP/RH projects with similar scope, size, and complexity.
  • Experience with developing and implementing FP/RH quality assurance standards highly preferred.
  • Direct experience with youth and adolescent FP/RH programs is strongly preferred.
  • Experience preferred with testing and adapting service delivery models and approaches in a variety of African contexts
  • Fluency in French (3S/3R minimum) and English (4S/4R) are required.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.
  • References will be required.

N.B. You will be required to include in your application a personal (1 page or less) statement about your innovative vision to teach/train others to understand and better implement key HIPs (such as task shifting and/or integration of FP service delivery with maternal, newborn and child health services), and how you will use your background to implement it.


What would get us excited?


Experienced manager. You have managed a large FP/RH project before. You have experience in setting up quality assurance systems for FP/RH, including certification of health facilities.


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


An Innovator and a Strategist. You are a creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in innovative approaches to scaling-up FP services and to reaching Youth in the West and Central Africa Region.


Experience with Youth. You have experience implementing successful Youth/Adolescents FP/RH programs and are knowledgeable about the latest evidence-based FP/RH service delivery models for Youth.



  • Exempt
  • The position is contingent upon funding

*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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