Population Services International

  • MNCH/FP/RH Technical Advisor

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/29/2019 12:32 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    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.


    Join us!

    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.


    Your contribution

    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:

    • Design, oversee, and manage a selection of MOMENTUM 2B interventions, including provision of financial, contractual, and technical oversight in close coordination with the Project Director.
    • Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build the capacity of PSI in-country teams to effectively deliver results on MOMENTUM Round 2B.
    • Work closely with the team to manage the project’s core workplan, including setting technical direction, tracking that activities are delivered on time and on budget, and supporting communication of project achievements to USAID and other key stakeholders.
    • Provide programmatic reporting and technical representation for MOMENTUM Round 2B focusing on modern contraception and private sector engagement.
    • Identify and disseminate technical learnings to key stakeholders at international, regional, and country levels, and lead on content development, delivery of PSI’s technical content (in conjunction with other team members), and collaboration with other USAID implementing partners focused on priority FP/RH topics.
    • Support the production and dissemination of externally-facing FP/RH technical products by identifying and writing technical and programmatic briefs as appropriate and disseminating and promoting sharing of FP/RH information and initiatives through relevant channels.
    • Assist in the development of 'Market Landscaping Analyses' for FP/RH programs and contraceptive security initiatives in collaboration with relevant departments such as Global Marketing.
    • Support the program in strengthening its contributions to national and global advocacy initiatives.
    • Represent the program’s FP/RH work externally as needed through partner and donor meetings, conferences, dissemination of case studies, etc.
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Project Director.


    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


    The basics

    • A clinical or public health graduate degree with at least ten (10) years’ experience in international health programming in at least one -- but preferably more -- of the following technical areas: Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health, Immunization, Family Planning and/or Reproductive Health. Short term in-country technical assistance to LMICs is eligible to meet the 10 years’ requirement.
    • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; proficiency in a second language is preferred but not required.
    • Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global, regional, national, local, public and private partners.
    • Proven experience in technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight.
    • Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective public and private partnerships.

    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!



    • Exempt

    *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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