Technical Advisor II, MPHD

Population Services International


Advisor II, Technical

Based in Washington, D.C. or PSI-approved U.S. States, or countries where PSI has an office

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to Sr Program Manager, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery Field Support

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

The MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) Project is a USAID-funded Cooperative Agreement implemented by PSI (Prime) and its consortium members. It is designed to improve maternal, newborn, child, and reproductive health outcomes, globally. MPHD is part of the wider MOMENTUM suite that encompasses a diverse portfolio of health areas, global initiatives, and country-based programs.

PSI seeks an Advisor II, Technical to support the MPHD project, with a focus on country-based activities. This includes leading the implementation of technical activities in line with PSI and global best practices and directly supporting French and English-speaking country teams in MPHD’s field support portfolio. This position will be increasingly involved in design of technical activities and strategy of the MPHD project and contribute to internal capacity building efforts across MPHD countries.


Your contributions

Technical: Lead development and implementation of MPHD’s country-level workplans in collaboration with program management and country teams with limited supervision, ensuring technical rigor throughout. Support report writing and development of technical guidance and deliverables. Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build capacity of MPHD field support countries, including PSI network members and those of our global consortium partners to effectively deliver results in line with MPHD’s technical strategy. 50% of the Time

Program Management: Work within a blended project team where there is overlap of technical and program management functions to respond to dynamic donor needs, which may include contributions to budget development. 20% of the Time

Representation: Represent MPHD internally and externally. 10% of the Time

Thought Leadership/Knowledge Management: Contribute to the development and implementation of MPHD’s thought leadership and knowledge management agenda, including the development and internal and external dissemination of technical and programmatic briefs, webinars, reports, and manuscripts. 15% of the Time

– May provide coaching and mentoring to staff. 5% of the 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 (e.g., MPH, MSc, MPP, MPA, MBA) preferred

– At least 7 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.

– Full professional competency in English and French.

– Experience with USAID or other USG funding.

– Ability to provide technical assistance to MPHD country teams with minimal support, including across various time zones in Africa and Asia.

– Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge in relevant technical area, or broad public health knowledge and demonstrated ability to quickly build technical knowledge in various health areas.

– Ability to share knowledge internally and externally with communities of practice.

– Ability to produce technical products and tools with minimal oversight and direction.

o Experience authoring or co-authoring technical deliverables for external audiences in any of the following health areas: Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal/Newborn Health, Adolescent Health, Child Health, Malaria, WASH, or Nutrition. Deliverables could include presentations, technical reports/briefs, journal articles, or commentaries.

– 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.

– Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.

– Proficiency in Microsoft 365.

– Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

– 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 the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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: [email protected] or call (202)785-0072.


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