Job title: Senior Technical Advisor, Self-Care
Department: Health Systems Accelerator
Reports to: Director, Health Systems Accelerator
Location*: Washington, DC, Nairobi, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abuja, Nigeria, or Kampala, Uganda.
* Open to candidates who are currently authorized to work in one of the above listed locations and do not require work authorization.
Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI). We strive to make it easier for people living in the developing world to lead healthy lives and plan the families they desire by making quality health products, services and information more affordable and accessible. We use our social marketing DNA and expertise to help shape functioning consumer-powered health market systems where quality, affordable care is closer to people’s communities and homes, accelerating progress toward Universal Health Coverage.
There are over 5,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We’re a diverse group with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from medical professionals to music business entrepreneurs- all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI is looking for an experienced, dynamic Senior Technical Advisor for Self-Care. This is an exciting, new cross-cutting position at PSI, representing the boldest expression of our consumer-powered healthcare vision. In this role, you’ll be building a coalition of stakeholders including government officials, NGOs, and community organizations who are committed to advancing self-care in support of Universal Health Coverage. You will also coordinate PSI’s technical, research and programmatic self-care portfolio. You’ll interact and share learning between and beyond multiple projects and teams at PSI that deliver elements of self-care, from whole projects dedicated to HIV self-testing or DMPA-SC self-injection, to large programs that may have HPV DNA self-sampling as a smaller subset of the work, through to advocacy projects that are focused at a national or global level on advancing self-care across multiple health areas including safe abortion. You will be the thread that can bring all these together and make the whole much more than the sum of the parts! You will also advise country teams on deliberate and systematic ways to advance self-care programs in such a way that has impact at country level but also enhances global knowledge on self-care. You will play a role in external engagement and representation in collaboration with health area technical advisors and project directors.
Sound like you? Read on.
Sound like you? Read on.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently but thrive across a range of cross-functional teams. You believe in drawing out significant expertise at PSI and beyond to co-create strategy using on-the-ground insights
Trust: You trust that your manager and team(s) will support you and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates. And you trust in your own and others ability that over time, all the many threads of self-care programming can be made into something larger, greater and more sustainable. You have the patience, persistence and willingness to navigate the uncertainty this requires
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous; you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind, but you are also open to other insights and viewpoints - this position needs somebody that a lot of people trust and engage with, inside and outside of PSI
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 committed to PSI’s success, strategy and direction.
The successful candidate will be confident, articulate and persuasive; a proactive self-starter and creative thinker with the ability to effectively lead, inspire and collaborate; have excellent communication, presentation, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; and bring a passion for self-care to the position. This role requires a high degree of emotional intelligence and agility as it requires multiple matrixed reporting lines.
References will be required. Must be authorized to work in one of the above locations. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. *Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.
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.
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