Senior Technical Advisor - Family Planning - SIFPO2
Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 25% international travel
Reports to the Director of SIFPO2 project at PSI
Who we are
We are 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 the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives.
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 (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH) Department supports programs in 37 countries (and counting) to deliver high-quality family planning and services to women and girls. We protect our clients’ sexual & reproductive health rights by ensuring informed choice, voluntarism, client confidentiality & privacy, client safety and continuity of care. SIFPO2 is a USAID-funded 5- year multi country program focused on family planning service delivery.
The Senior Technical Advisor (Sr TA) for SIFPO2 is passionate about improving the lives and women and their families by ensuring access to contraceptive products and services and is experienced in implementing family planning programs.
The Sr TA is a strategic leader and implementer in women’s health with at least 10 years’ experience working in international development with a focus on family planning and a demonstrated track record of successfully managing donor and partner relations. S/he will also develop strong liaisons with PSI Regional Directors, country programs and other organizational senior leaders. The Sr TA is someone who is comfortable facilitating a meeting with USAID staff and other implementing partners, and equally capable of helping a country team with all the technicalities and bureaucracy of good project management – we want someone able and happy to do both!
Note, currently the position is funded until April 2020, with extension subject to additional funding. PSI typically has a broad range of FP/RH projects that require senior technical assistance.
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) program. This five-year USAID-funded program is designed to strengthen family planning programs and other health services worldwide, with a focus on strengthening private sector channels including social franchise/private sector networks, but increasingly expanding into mobile outreach, public sector support and CHW/CBD programs.
As part of this role, you will represent PSI at external forums with USAID and other implementing partners, collaborate with other technical departments (e.g. Evidence and Marketing) as well as country offices, as well as shape the delivery of SIFPO2’s work and its contribution to PSI’s wider FP/RH strategy. More specifically, you will:
Other tasks as assigned by the Senior Technical Advisor and/or other senior members of the SIFPO2 team.
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 managed 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 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.