Population Services International

Technical Project Advisor I, Nigeria - DISC and NEXUS Projects

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/20/2024 2:51 PM)
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Technical Project Advisor I - Delivering Innovation in Self-Care Project (DISC) and Network for Expanded User-initiated Solutions (NEXUS) projects

Based in Abuja, Nigeria (applicant must be authorized to work in Nigeria)

More than 30% domestic & international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Not Applicable

Reports to DISC Deputy Project Director, with dotted line to Global Director for SRH Projects  








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!

This position will focus on driving momentum within Nigeria for two global projects led by PSI: DISC and NEXUS.

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’s Global DISC Program Management Team seeks a Technical Project Advisor I to coordinate the technical design and implementation of the DISC project scale-up across the multiple partnerships in Nigeria to ensure project deliverables are achieved. Partnerships in Nigeria include PSI funded partners as well as other partners working in DMPA-SC funded by CIFF or other donors directly. The Technical Project Advisor will also participate in MOH meetings representing the DISC project in its entirety and contribute to internal and external capacity building efforts of partners.


The Network for Expanded User-initiated Solutions (NEXUS) is a new project, also funded by CIFF. This is a global market management platform focused on supporting product design & launch for early-stage innovation, stakeholder coordination and facilitating data for decision-making. Nigeria is a key focus for this project which in the initial phase will focus on: market interventions to improve the market share of quality misoprostol through enhancing local manufacturing; developing comprehensive Reproductive health dashboards to guide decision-making on a range of contraceptive, post-partum hemorrhage, and medical abortion pharmaceutical products by key global and local stakeholders; scoping the future launch of an on-demand contraceptive pill.


This Technical Advisor will conduct similar coordination activities across multiple partners and feed into local market and user insights into scoping activities. The Technical Advisor will also be responsible for convening and engaging local stakeholders across MoH, PVAC, Emzor, partner organizations and NAFDAC.



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

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the two projects’ technical activities and strategy, including leading the development and introduction of innovative technical approaches. Oversee specific project deliverables across partners to ensure they are completed on time and in accordance with PSI quality standards. 50% of Time
  • Develop project technical guidance. Provide technical assistance and/or training to build capacity of project staff and partners. Build and nurture strategic relationships with relevant external stakeholders through technical assistance and capacity building to effectively deliver desired project results. Represent the project at internal and external fora. 20% of Time
  • Report regularly on program activities, including documenting key learnings and guidelines. Prepare and submit timely project technical reports for management and donors' decision- making process. Synthesize lessons learnt documentation and dissemination of best practices. 20% of Time
  • Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation team to establish monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track project progress, KPIs and impact measurements. Provide inputs to the project's program management team for the development of budgets and budget realignments by project's program management team. 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?


  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field. 
  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field preferred.
  • At least 5 years of related experience. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge in relevant technical area. 
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to project staff and external stakeholders.
  • Creative thinker with ability to lead technical approach.
  • Ability to produce technical products and tools with minimal oversight and direction.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Able to work as a member of a team and independently.
  • Self-starter.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a quantitative or qualitative data analysis program preferred.
  • Excellent presentation abilities, interpersonal, diplomatic, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written) as well as the language of the applicable country and/or region.
  • 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. Must be authorized to work in Nigeria. 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.


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