Senior Technical Project Advisor I

–Multiple Locations

Job ID: 2024-3829
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Information Technology
Population Services International


Senior Advisor I, Technical Project
Based in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, or Ethiopia as a Country Based Global Employee (CBGE)
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible
Reports to Senior Technical Advisor, Self-Care
Position is contingent on approval of funding

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!
Established in 2018, the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is a global coalition of partners dedicated to expanding the safe and effective practice of self-care so that individuals can better manage their own health, health outcomes are improved, and health systems are better equipped to achieve UHC. By improving the enabling environment for self-care, particularly through policy development, the SCTG aims for self-care to be institutionalized into policy and integrated into national health systems. The SCTG works with global, regional, national, and local partners to achieve this goal and the outcomes contributing to it. The SCTG Secretariat is hosted by PSI.


PSI seeks a Senior Advisor I, Technical Project that will lead the implementation and design of technical activities of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) Secretariat and sub-grantees, with the aim of contributing to improving the enabling policy environment for integration of self-care in SCTG focus countries. This role will engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project deliverables are achieved. Contribute to and may lead internal and external capacity building efforts. An internal and external thought leader in their field.


PSI is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

For Kenya (paid in Ksh): Ksh 5,400,000 (minimum) – Ksh 9,000,000 (midpoint) – Ksh 11,700,000 (maximum)
Other PSI countries (paid in local currency): Salary range to be determined dependent on location.
*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. Details will be provided during interview process.



Your Contributions

Lead and contribute to the development and implementation of SCTG’s technical activities and strategy, including analyzing evidence to develop and introduce innovative technical approaches. Ensure workplans are completed on time, on budget, and in accordance with PSI quality standards. 35% of Time
Provide remote and in-country technical assistance in policy development and implementation, including training to build the capacity of national self-care networks (NSNs) to effectively deliver results in line with PSI and global best practices, and the SCTG’s technical strategy. Lead development and implementation of the SCTG and NSN workplans in collaboration with program management team.
Engage with external partners, other departments, and country programs as a subject matter expert. Develop project technical guidance (briefs, presentations, statements) Represent the SCTG at internal fora and assist in fostering, maintaining, and strengthening strategic partnerships. Provide technical assistance and/or training to build the capacity of project staff. May manage other technical advisors and project staff and/or provide coaching and mentoring to staff. Time 15%
Develop content for publications (e.g., blogs, manuscripts, etc.) as outlined under project deliverables. Oversee and contribute to reporting on program activities, including synthesis of key learnings and dissemination of best practices. Ensure timely project technical reports for management and donors’ decision-making process. 20% of Time
Representation at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums. Develop and maintain relationships with external partner organizations, ministries of health and donors, though representation of the project, demonstrating technical expertise, capacity, and experience in technical area. Participate in technical conversations and meetings convened by donors. 20% of Time
Utilize evidence-based tools and innovation to improve project performance and reputation in self-care. 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?

Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., MPH, MSc, MPP, MPA, MBA)
At least 10 years of related experience, working with governments, ministries of health and NGOs in the health sector.
Experience providing technical support in health policy and governance and using data for decision making. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
Demonstrated expertise in relevant technical area.
Ability to contribute to the internal and external body of evidence in relevant technical area.
Ability to provide technical assistance internally and externally.
Ability to share knowledge internally and externally with communities of practice; represent the project(s) externally.
Ability to distill complex technical concepts into strategic goals, objectives, and approaches; demonstrate strategic decision-making.
Ability to design solutions to complex technical challenges.
Ability to manage the execution of complex technical projects or initiatives.
Ability to work with teams of technical advisors to achieve technical objectives.
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.
Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with 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. Must be authorized to work in the country of hire. 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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