Product Systems Specialist and Sales Advisor, DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Market-Based Sanitation Activity
Based in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Up to 50% travel within DRC
Reports to the Sanitation Market Systems Advisor

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!
We are looking for a Product Systems Specialist and Sales Advisor to lead the anticipated $25 million USAID-funded DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity. The Activity will implement high impact interventions that strengthen sanitation markets to increase sustained access to and use of basic sanitation services. The activity will build sanitation markets through interventions in the areas of sector governance, demand creation, finance, and supply side strengthening. The Actiivty will prioritize local capacity building, including a transition of implementation responsibilities to local entities.


Salary Range:
$56,000 (MINIMUM) – $70,000 (MID-POINT) – $84,000 (MAXIMUM)
The annual base salary range reflected above is in USD.* We value transparency and have provided the full salary range for this role. Actual base salary compensation may vary and will be determined by factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, experience, internal equity, external market analysis, and other business factors permitted by law. Hiring above the mid-point of the range would not be typical in order to allow for potential future salary growth. PSI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health care, retirement plan, generous leave, as well as other great benefits. For more information, please ask your recruiter or visit https://www.psi.org/careers/ to learn more!


*Candidates approved to receive expatriate packages will receive the appropriate compensation and allowance package. For candidates approved to be hired directly 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 project’s technical activities and strategy related to product development and sales Oversee achievement of related project deliverables and targets to ensure they are completed on time and in accordance with PSI quality standards. 50% of Time
  • Contribute to development of project technical guidance. Provide technical assistance and/or training to build capacity of project staff, partners, and stakeholders to effectively deliver desired project results. 25% of Time
  • Contribute to regular reporting on program activities, including documenting key learnings and guidelines. Contribute to the timely preparation and submission of project techncial reports for management and donors’ decision making process. Synthesize lessons learnt documentation and dissemination of best practices. 15% of Time
  • Undertake regular field monitoring of technical activities to ascertain progress and utilization of resources against the workplan and make timely recommendations for follow-up. 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 relevant experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrate solid technical knowledge development/engineering and sales of sanitation products for urban and peri-urban environments.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to project staff and external stakeholder with support.
  • Ability to implement technical products and tools.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal colleagues. Able to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Creative thinker with ability to contribute to technical approach.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a quantitative or qualitative data analysis program preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • 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. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will 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.


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