Population Services International

Monitoring Advisor, HIV and Reproductive Health (Maternity Leave Cover)

1 month ago(12/15/2017 4:45 PM)
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Job title Monitoring Advisor, HIV and Reproductive Health (Maternity Leave Cover)

Department: HIV and Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Based in: Washington, DC

Up to 25-30% international travel

Reports to the Deputy Director, HIV and TB Department


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 seeks an advisor to cover for the current Monitoring Advisor for the HIV and TB and the Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FPRH) departments. This is a temporary position expected to start in late January and end in early June 2018. She/he will to the Deputy Director of the HIV/TB Department with dotted line to support from the Deputy Directors of FP/RH and Evidence for Implementation (EFI). The position is based in Washington, DC with the possibility of some travel (up to 30%).


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

YOU WILL…Always be doing something different every day!  Some examples include:

  • Proposal and Project Development
    • Collaboratively provide technical input to development of conceptual framework/logic models, theory of change and associated indicators for key proposals, ensuring they are achievable, measureable and take into account globally accepted standards
    • Ensure that the monitoring related aspects (e.g. systems requirements, human resources etc.) within key proposals are technically sound and appropriately resourced, in collaboration with relevant evidence colleagues.
  • Evidence generation for respective health areas 
    • Ensure that monitoring data generated are in line with both sector (e.g. WHO guidelines) and national standards where possible. In addition, identifying and addressing data gaps for effective programming in line with the departmental strategy.
    • Ensure that monitoring data generated are in line with PSI technical policy and norms for relevant health areas (ex: indicators that are out of line with informed choice policy, setting of targets by method)
    • Work directly with country offices and the Global Business Systems department to support the development of robust end-to-end routine monitoring systems,
    • Report on and analyze performance against key performance indicators relevant to the supported departments
  • Capacity building of HQ, regional and country evidence teams
    • Reinforce capacity of HQ, regional and country teams on health area specific information management (collection, analysis and use of routine data for decision making)
    • Update HQ, regional and country teams on latest monitoring methods and approaches relevant for health areas (i.e. new data collection apps, Analytics tools etc) to strengthen information management
  • Evidence use strengthening at country and regional level
    • Support country and regional teams to shape their evidence use strategy, taking into account both routine data and research (linking data to their activities/deliverables)
    • Support country and regional teams to develop action plans to deliver their evidence use strategy
  • Internal learning and sharing
    • Document and share case studies on effective evidence use as well as innovative evidence management practices (such as the use of technology) with the PSI network
    • Collaborate with HARAs and SRE to ensure internal and external evidence dissemination builds on both routine and research data


What are we looking for?

  • PhD (with 3+ years of experience) or a Masters degree (with 5+ years of experience) in public health, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, tropical medicine, population studies, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation (preferably on HIV, family planning or sexual reproductive health programs)
  • Proven experience designing M&E frameworks, including: routine data collection, data quality assurance, and data use (preferably for public health interventions)
  • Knowledge of DHIS2 desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, highly organized, comfortable working on multiple simultaneous projects,
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in French is desirable
  • An advocate.
  • You have experience working with Ministries of Health, international organizations, and global health donors.
  • You know how to design an advocacy strategy and how to influence and drive policy change around safe abortion services.


  • Exempt
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

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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