Job Title: Technical Advisor, SIFPO2
Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Based in Washington DC
Reports to the Senior Technical Advisor – SIFPO2
Requires approximately 20% travel
Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan families they desire.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department at PSI HQ supports programs in 37 countries (and counting!) to deliver high-quality family planning and safe abortion services to women and girls.
The Technical Advisor (TA) for the USAID SIFPO2 Project is passionate about improving the lives of women and their families by ensuring access to voluntary family planning services and is experienced in implementing family planning programs. The TA is a talented and strategic thinker and implementer in the area of women’s health, with at least 5 years’ experience working in international development and a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering technical assistance for design and implementation of family planning programming.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will be a key technical representative and resource for PSI’s Support for International Family Planning and Health Organizations 2: Sustainable Networks (SIFPO2) project, a five-year USAID-funded program designed to strengthen family planning programs and other health services worldwide with a focus on strengthening private sector channels.
The role will include technical and program management support for multiple projects, including FP service delivery in USAID’s PRH priority countries, and technical representation of PSI and the SIFPO2 project at key events and technical meetings in Washington DC.
You will collaborate with other HQ technical departments, regional support teams, and country offices to help execute SIFPO2’s objectives and deliverables.
In this role you will:
Note, currently the position is until April 2020, with extension subject to additional funding. PSI typically has a broad range of FP/RH projects that require technical assistance.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin
Our ideal candidate will possess:
What would get us excited?
FP/RH Service Delivery Knowledge: You have worked on LARC service delivery programs and have a keen sense of what is needed to ensure high quality, productive programs.
A problem solver. You are able to quickly diagnose problems and propose practical solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders.
Team player: You are nice to work with, can take the highs and the lows, you enjoy the job and are a more of glass half full than glass half empty kind of person, an attitude that helps if we are to succeed in the complex environments we work in (in exchange we aim to be the same for you!)
And a good writer. We really appreciate good technical writers!
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.