Title: MNCH/FP/RH Technical Advisor
Based in Washington, D.C.
Up to 20% international travel
Reports to MOMENTUM 2B Project Director
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 50 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 7,000 “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.
With support from USAID, PSI and its partners will provide targeted MNCH/FP/RH Technical Assistance to Private Providers under Round 2B of the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) APS. The program will also build capacity of host country institutions, promote adaptive learning and use of evidence, and encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships.
We are looking for a MNCH/FP/RH Technical Advisor
who is a strategic leader and is passionate about improving the lives of women and their families to provide FP/RH technical assistance and strategic guidance to MOMENTUM Round 2B. S/he 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 who is able and happy to do both! 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 many types of stakeholders. You’ll also have the professional and emotional maturity to interact with diverse teams, manage complex FP and sexual health technical issues and represent PSI.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will work closely with the Project Director, members of the MOMENTUM team, members of PSI’s FP/RH department, the Program Management Teams, PSI’s Global Medical Director, other technical departments and partners, and country offices to shape the delivery of MOMENTUM Round 2B and its contribution to PSI’s wider FP/RH strategy. More specifically, you will:
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
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.
Private Sector Engagement Experience: You have worked with a wide array of private sector actors in the delivery of contraceptive products and services. You have an understanding of market dynamics and developing programs in mixed market systems.
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!
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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.