Population Services International

Monitoring Advisor II, DISC

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/10/2024 10:05 AM)
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Population Services International
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Advisor II, Monitoring
Based in Nairobi, Kenya or a DISC implementation country (Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi)
15-50% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible
Reports to DISC Senior Advisor, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
*This position is contingent on funding

Who we are
PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.

Join us!
Funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Delivering Innovation in Self-Care project (DISC), supports PSI’s vision to reimagine healthcare by increasing awareness, availability, and access to contraceptive self-care methods like self-injection that give women greater power and control over their sexual and reproductive health. In partnership with Ministries of Health, healthcare provider networks, and other key stakeholders, DISC is integrating self-care methods into health systems, bringing care closer to consumers, and amplifying their voice, choice, and agency. The DISC project is about to enter an exciting new phase which will involve scaling the DISC high impact practices through partnerships in existing countries as well as expanding into new countries.


To support this scale up, PSI seeks a Advisor II, Monitoring that will support the monitoring functions of the DISC project scale-up across existing and new countries, including leading the implementation of activities to strengthen the generation and use of high-quality routine data to drive program performance in line with PSI and global best practices. The Advisor II, Monitoring will work closely with project monitoring staff based in implementation countries, as well as the DISC project global dashboards manager to ensure timely and accurate reporting and visualization of monthly data and analytics. The Advisor may increasingly be involved in the design of monitoring and digital health activities of multiple regions.

For all applicants applying outside of the US, please note that those hired outside of the US will be employed through the local PSI office. Pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.


Your contributions

  • Monitoring: Support the implementation of PSI’s data transformation agenda, with particular focus on strengthening the timely use of real-time, high-quality data and deeper analysis of data to better inform implementation and performance management decision making by country teams and programs. Develop or review fit-for-purpose monitoring plans. Lead on implementation of the data quality strategy to ensure country offices and programs are meeting standards set with regards to data quality and consumer data protection. Provide remote and in-country monitoring assistance to build capacity of network members to effectively manage, quality assure and use routine data. 45% of Time
  • Thought Leadership/Knowledge Management: Implement information systems to provide relevant, timely and high-quality routine monitoring data for country teams and programs. Develop knowledge products for internal dissemination. Identify and foster opportunities for internal learning, capacity building, and P2P/cross-country exchanges. 20% of Time
  • Program Management: Develop and review robust M&E plans. Support activity budgeting, monitoring of project timelines, and reporting. 15% of Time
  • Representation: Present monitoring results to donors and other external audiences. Collaborate with international, regional, and national-level institutions, working groups, and experts on monitoring related issues to ensure that PSI is using the latest technical developments and best practices. 10% of Time
  • Fundraising: Contribute to new business development by writing or reviewing M&E plans and results frameworks for proposals. Provide guidance on budgeting to ensure adequate resourcing for monitoring activities. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (i.e. MPH, MSc).
  • At least 5 years of related work experience. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Experience designing and implementing M&E plans, including routine data collection, data quality assurance, and promoting data use for decision-making (preferably for public health interventions).
  • Experience using management information systems (e.g. DHIS2) and data analysis and visualization tools (e.g. PowerBI).
  • Ability to provide monitoring technical assistance to PSI network.
  • Ability to solve problems with creativity and analyze complex issues using in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Ability to operate with limited supervision and considerable latitude for independent judgement to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external colleagues. Able to work as a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to lead development of the M&E approach for proposals and identify potential new business opportunities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Proficiency in a relevant language other than English preferred.
  • Cultural humility and respect.

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 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.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

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.


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072. #li-ms1 #li-remote


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