Population Services International

  • Reproductive Health Program Management Advisor

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/21/2019 4:43 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    West & Central Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Job title: Reproductive Health Program Management Advisor
    Based in: Niamey, Niger
    Reports to: Country Representative, Niger

    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 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!

    PSI/Niger was founded in 2013 and is a leader in malaria and reproductive health in Niger. PSI/Niger uses health communications techniques to improve health practices in the domains of reproductive health, HIV and malaria. We are a group of highly dedicated individuals who are proud to work through our programs and with the Minister of Health to provide quality health services to the Nigerian people.


    PSI/Niger has a diverse reproductive health portfolio including family planning services, demand creation, work with men and religious leaders, a pilot project for a latest generation diaphragm, increasing quality of reproductive health services including post-abortion care, and advocacy efforts to reduce maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion practices. Interventions work with a mix of public and private health facilities to increase quality of care, increase access for youth, and ensure a full range of contraceptive options including long acting reversible methods.

    We protect our clients’ sexual & reproductive health rights by ensuring informed choice, voluntarism, client confidentiality & privacy, client safety and continuity of care.


    This International Senior Management team full-time position is based in Niamey, Niger with 20% travel to the interior of Niger and reports to the Country Representative.


    Your contribution

    • Manage a large dynamic team of multiple reproductive health projects including 1-2 direct reports, total indirect reports over 20. Work with team to increase technical, program management, and strategic vision capacity.
    • Provide technical, operational and financial oversight for all reproductive health projects
    • Manage external relations with Ministry of Health and local health and administrative authorities to ensure smooth programmatic implementation
    • Ensure that activities are implemented according to technical guidance from the donor and global best practices
    • Coordinate technical assistance from sub-contractors to achieve workplan deliverables
    • In collaboration with the headquarters and local technical teams, develop project workplans and ensure performance indicators and targets are met, as well as timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines
    • Responsible for managing all programmatic reporting in English, including working with headquarters technical staff to ensure report quality
    • Support country office in the production and dissemination of knowledge products, including producing regular success stories
    • Coordinate team in developing and submitting proposals for new projects


    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

    Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

    Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

    Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

    Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

    Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.


    The basics:

    • Leadership and Management Expertise: Experience managing large dynamic teams preferred
    • Master’s degree in public health, business, international relations or equivalent
    • Demonstrating Results: You have 5+ years track record demonstrating senior level leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing resources for serving social needs in a developing country.
    • Field Experience:  You have a minimum of two years working with or delivering reproductive health programs in West Africa.  Sound technical knowledge of reproductive health policy and context.
    • Forging Partnerships: You can coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, MoH, and other government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.
    • Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both leading and working through others.
    • Simplify: You quickly distil complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
    • Communication:  You have strong communication skills in French and English.
    • Donor Management:  Knowledge of reproductive health funding landscape preferred.
    • New Business Development: Experience in donor prospecting and proposal development preferred
    • Compliance: Familiarity with donor regulations, including US Government regulations for reproductive health programming preferred
    • References will be required.
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.



    • Exempt


    APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org 


    Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status. 



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