Population Services International

  • Writing Skill Development Consultant, Bangladesh

    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/23/2018 12:36 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Marketing and Behavior Change
    Position Location: City
    Asia & Eastern Europe
    Position Location: Country

    Job title Writing Skill Development Consultant

    Department: Asia and Eastern Europe

    Based in: Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Reports to the AEE Director of Technical Services


    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 works with Social Marketing Company (SMC) in Bangladesh to implement the Marketing Innovations for Sustainable Health Development (MISHD) project. SMC today is a large and successful social enterprise and a major contributor to the Bangladesh national family planning program, providing contraceptives to more than one third of all users. It markets a full range of family planning products, ORS, and has diversified into nutrition, reproductive health, and female hygiene. As part of PSI’s role, PSI provides technical assistance in marketing and communications to develop strategic and design marketing plans, including providing support for the skill development of program staff.


    PSI seeks qualified candidates with significant expertise in writing skill development of teams. Experience in designing workshops, including needs assessment, agenda, activities, evaluation and follow up is key.  The consultancy will include remote prep work with required travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, and follow-up coaching for a total of 14 working days.

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    YOU WILL provide the following assistance to SMC:


    OBJECTIVE 1: Design and Deliver a 5-Day Writing Skills Building Workshop that will cover the following topics:

    • Writing case studies to document best practice/lessons learned
    • Writing program briefs for various audiences
    • Writing donor reports
    • Preparing audience-focused presentations

    In preparation for this workshop, the consultant will successfully complete the following steps:

    • Training needs analysis to determine current skill level of participants and vision of success
    • Training plan tailored to those needs and that vision

    DELIVERABLE 1: A successful training as judged by participant feedback and objective measures of skills improvement. 


    DELIVERABLE 2: Follow-up assistance for participants


    Supporting documents include:

    • Needs assessment report
    • Training plan with detailed agenda
    • Follow-up coaching plan
    • After action report for workshop including impact feedback at 3-month interval


    What are we looking for?

    • You have BA/BS degree or higher, preferably in communications or other related area.
    • You have minimum 3 years successful background experience in designing and facilizing skill development workshops and coaching plans for teams and individuals, preferably with experience specific to writing skill development.
    • You have experience bringing teams to consensus and managing team dynamics.
    • You have experience working with international teams, preferably in Asia.
    • Ability to travel to Bangladesh; and
    • Fluency in English is required.


    • Exempt

    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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