Population Services International

  • Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health: PSI Niger

    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/6/2018 2:35 PM)
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    West & Central Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health: PSI Niger

    West and Central Africa

    Based in Niamey, Niger  

    Reports to the Country Representative 


    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.




    PSI/Niger was founded in 2013 and is a leader in social marketing and health communications. PSI/Niger uses health communications techniques to improve health practices in the domains of reproductive health, HIV and malaria. We are a group of highly dedicated individuals who are proud to work through our programs and with the Minister of Health to provide quality health services to the Nigerian people.

    The Women’s Health Project focuses on working in the private and public sector to reduce maternal mortality through the reduction of unsafe abortion, including post abortion care and harm reduction services, and increase access to long term reversible family planning services. The project works with a network of private clinics in increase service quality, as well as providing training and coaching to public sector clinics.

    We protect our clients’ sexual & reproductive health rights by ensuring informed choice, voluntarism, client confidentiality & privacy, client safety and continuity of care, and increased access to harm reduction information.


    Join us! 


    PSI/Niger seeks qualified, dynamic Reproductive Health Technical Advisor (TA) with experience leading and implementing family planning and reproductive health projects. The successful candidate will have proven skills in project design and management including; planning, deliverables monitoring, budgeting and financial oversight, and be able to lead and advise a diverse team on the ground. This position will be based in Niamey, Niger and will report to the Country Representative.


    Sound like you? Read on. 



    Your contribution 


    Provide technical assistance to PSI Niger in the following areas:

    • Developing and executing strategy to increase access to family planning and post abortion care services through the private and public sector
    • Lead and coordinate programmatic and financial reports
    • Analyze monthly research dashboard to monitor results and adjust activities and strategy accordioning
    • Lead communication with WHP Core team based in Washington, DC
    • Advocating for and leading harm reduction activities and supporting safe abortion within the legal context
    • Providing leadership and guidance to the Women’s Health Project Manager in PSI Niger
    • Implementing franchised family planning and post abortion care services
    • Coordinating technical training and continuous quality assurance support for new and existing health franchises in Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), harm reduction counseling, and Post Abortion Care (PAC) with misoprostol and MVA
    • Working with relevant PSI staff to ensure procurement of misoprostol and family planning commodities and assuring quality testing
    • Working with relevant PSI Niger staff on sales and distribution strategies and medical detailing training and strategies
    • Developing and implementing strategies for increasing uptake of long-term methods (IUDs and implants)
    • Knowledge management efforts and lesson sharing across PSI platforms
    • Strong knowledge/experiences in supportive supervision and coaching, monitoring and evaluation
    • Strong knowledge/experiences in budget control and management
    • Build local capacity by mentoring national staff on project management, planning, reporting, deliverables
    • Tracking and budget design and management
    • Working with government, NGO, and commercial entities
    • Responsible for supporting local Program Manager for financial and other reporting as required by donors and PSI/Washington
    • Any responsibilities requested by the Country Representative


    What are we looking for?


    The basics

    • You have at least 5 years’ experience in managing international health and/or Family Planning and Reproductive health projects and PAC/safe abortion programs
    • You have an MPH or relevant degree in Family Health or equivalent experience in related field
    • You have proven success in management of complex operations in a challenging developing country environment
    • You have experience in managing and motivating staff
    • You have experience in working with government institutions, officials, and advocating for family planning issues
    • You have social franchising experience
    • You are fluent in written and spoken French and English
    • You have experience working in private and non-profit institutions
    • You have experience with tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, QuickBooks, Lawson, or similar
    • You have experience in capacity-building in a developing country
    • You are familiar with and understand marketing and/or social marketing concepts and approaches
    • You are familiar with and understand medical ethics principles
    • You are willing and able to work/address issues related to family planning and safe abortion
    • You are familiar with the international donor community
    • You are a good coach 

    What would get us excited?

    • The successful candidate will be a passionate about women’s rights and not afraid to advocate for and tackle tough issues, such as access to safe abortion.
    • 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 proven ability to produce results
    • A love for compliance but the flexibility to meet program needs. You like to play by the rules but you understand the importance of being flexible to get things done
    • Team Player: You know how to connect several diverse groups of people to get things done
    • Self-Starter: You are not afraid to jump in from the start and get your hands dirty with minimal direction


    • Full-time 

    *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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