Senior Technical Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Washington DC Job at Population Services International, Washington DC

  • Population Services International
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Senior Technical Advisor, SRH
Based in United States, Eastern Time Zone (within PSI’s 27 approved states) or any country in which PSI operates
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible
Reports to VP, SRH, HIV, & TB
*This position is contingent on 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!
The Sexual and Reproductive Health global team is a diverse, multi-country-based team that plays a critical role in technical excellence for project implementation in its geographies of focus. The global team is also tasked with ensuring that project learning and evidence is disseminated and translated within key communities of practice, so that the value of the project is sustained through its contribution to advancing progress in SRH implementation globally.

PSI seeks a Senior Technical Advisor, SRH that will Support the technical functions of a technical department, project, or network member, including leading or managing the implementation of technical activities in line with PSI and global best practices. Involved in and may lead the design of technical activities and strategy of a technical department, project, or network member. Contribute to and may lead internal capacity building efforts across the PSI network. An internal and external thought leader in their field.

Salary Range:
$108,000 (MINIMUM) - $135,000 (MID-POINT) - $162,000 (MAXIMUM)
For US-based candidates, the annual base salary range is reflected above. * We value transparency and have provided the full salary range for this role. Actual base salary compensation 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 to learn more!

*For all applicants applying outside of the US; 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

Technical: Lead or manage the development of the department's, project's, or network member's technical activities and strategy. Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build capacity of network members to effectively deliver results in line with PSI and global best practices and the department's, project's, or network member's technical strategy. Analyze evidence to determine best practices. Provide subject matter expertise in a specific technical area to the department, project, or network member. Lead development and implementation of department's, project's, or network member's workplans in collaboration with program management team. Manage report writing and development of technical guidance. 35% of Time Representation: Engage with donors and represent PSI in external forums. Convey PSI's work in written and verbal form. Participate in technical conversations and meetings convened by donors. 20% of Time Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management: Engage with other departments within PSI and contribute to internal decision-making as a subject matter expert. Engage externally to represent PSI and demonstrate technical expertise, capacity, and experience in a specific technical area. Develop new tools/frameworks or content for publications (e.g., blogs, manuscripts, etc.) that demonstrate PSI's technical expertise and experience in a specific technical area. 15% of Time Fundraising: Contribute to new business development by writing or reviewing proposals, as well as identifying new funding opportunities. May lead large and / or complex bids. 10% of Time Program Management: Manage technical workstreams. Provide subject matter expertise while ensuring that all milestones and deliverables are met. 10% of Time People Management: May manage people; provide coaching and mentoring to staff. 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. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted. Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in relevant technical area. Ability to contribute to thought leadership in relevant technical area. Ability to contribute to the internal and external body of evidence in relevant technical area. Ability to provide technical assistance to PSI network. Ability to share knowledge internally and externally with global communities of practice; represents PSI externally. Ability to solve problems with creativity and analyze complex issues using in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Ability to operate with minimal supervision and considerable latitude for independent judgement to achieve desired outcomes. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external colleagues. Able to work as a member of a team and independently. Self-starter. Ability to lead development of technical approach for proposals and identify potential new business opportunities. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues. Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a 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. 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 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: or call (202)785-0072.

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