Project Director, A360
Department: Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH)
Based in Washington, DC or Nairobi, Kenya
Up to 25% international travel
Reports to the Director, FP/RH
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 40 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.
Are you looking to be a transformational leader in adolescent reproductive health programming? PSI is looking for a Project Director for Adolescents 360 (A360) to oversee the project’s scale-up phase. A360 is a project revolutionizing the way adolescent girls access contraceptives. Launched in January 2016, A360 is a four-year project that aims to increase voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls (15-19 years old) in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. A360 is reimagining and redefining the way sexual and reproductive health programs are designed and delivered for adolescent girls and young women. This means shifting from a typical model where programmers design programs to one where youth and adults from a range of disciplines design programs together. A360 is co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. PSI leads A360 with a core consortium of partners.
The A360 Project Director should have significant leadership, management, and international development experience particularly in sub-Saharan Africa; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing donor and partner relations; a strong interest in innovative approaches to development; and experience successfully implementing and scaling up family planning programs centered around increasing both demand and access to voluntary contraceptive services.
This position requires teamwork, coordination, creativity, flexibility, and a can-do attitude! We want someone who can roll up their sleeves to make things happen, manage multiple and competing priorities, enjoy their work, and liaise diplomatically and effectively with multiple stakeholders and diverse teams. You are able to see the big picture while understanding program details.
Sound like you? Read on
The A360 Project Director will work closely a team of programmatic and technical advisors, country programs and partners as well as members of the FP/RH team, other technical departments (i.e. Marketing, Evidence) and communications teams to ensure program design and implementation meet PSI and donor standards and follow global best practices. More specifically, the Project Director will:
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
What would get us excited?
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.