Population Services International

Senior Technical Advisor I, HIV, TB, Viral Hepatitis

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/15/2024 10:02 AM)
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Population Services International


Senior Advisor I, Technical, HIV/TB/Viral Hepatitis
Based in East or Southern Africa, in a country where PSI is working.
25 -35 % international travel
Work for Almost Anywhere Status - No
Reports to Global HIV/TB/Hepatitis Director

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!
Working in a dynamic team of technical experts and public health advisors supporting PSI ‘s platforms to develop their HIV/TB/Hepatitis prevention, care and treatment strategies.

PSI seeks a Senior Technical Advisor to support PSI country platforms in the design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance, of strategic HIV/TB/viral Hepatitis and STI diagnostics, prevention, care and treatment programs and research. The technical advisor will provide strategic leadership and guidance in advancing support for national HIV, TB, and Hepatitis responses, aligning technical and program implementation capacities with global best practices, with a primary focus on addressing critical needs and gaps within national programs. The Senior Technical Advisor, an internal and external thought leader in their field, will be involved in the design of technical activities and strategies of the HIV/TB/Viral Hepatitis department and contribute to internal capacity building efforts across the PSI network.


Your contributions

  • Technical: Lead or manage the development of the department's, project's, or network member's technical activities and strategy. Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build capacity of network members to effectively deliver results in line with PSI and global best practices and the department's, project's, or network member's technical strategy. Analyze evidence to determine best practices. Provide subject matter expertise in a specific technical area to the department, project, or network member. Lead development and implementation of department's, project's, or network member's workplans in collaboration with program management team. Manage report writing and development of technical guidance. 55% of Time
  • Representation: Engage with donors and represent PSI in external forums. Convey PSI's work in written and verbal form. Participate in technical conversations and meetings convened by donors. 10% of Time
  • Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management: Engage with other departments within PSI and contribute to internal decision-making as a subject matter expert. Engage externally to represent PSI and demonstrate technical expertise, capacity and experience in a specific technical area. Develop new tools/frameworks or content for publications (e.g. blogs, manuscripts, etc.) that demonstrate PSI's technical expertise and experience in a specific technical area. 15% of Time
  • Fundraising: Contribute to new business development by writing or reviewing proposals, as well as identifying new funding opportunities. 15% of Time
  • Program Management: Manage technical workstreams. Provide subject matter expertise while ensuring that all milestones and deliverables are met. 10% of Time
  • People Management: May manage people; provide coaching and mentoring to staff. 5 % 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?

  • Medical Doctor or Equivalent medical Background.
  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., MPH, MSc,)
  • At least 10 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in relevant technical area.
  • Ability to contribute to thought leadership in relevant technical area.
  • Ability to contribute to the internal and external body of evidence in relevant technical area.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to PSI network.
  • Ability to share knowledge internally and externally with global communities of practice; represents PSI externally.
  • Ability to solve problems with creativity and analyze complex issues using in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Ability to operate with minimal 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.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to lead development of technical approach for proposals and identify potential new business opportunities.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a quantitative or qualitative data analysis program preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. 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 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.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in country of residence. 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 a 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-onsite #li-aw1


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