Advisor I, Market Dynamics

Washington, DC or remote (domestic or international)

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Yes

Reports to Head, Market Dynamics and Analytics

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is a global health and development organization working in more than 50 countries to make quality, affordable health care accessible to people where and when they need it. Out of the 7 billion people on the planet, 3.5 billion do not have access to quality essential healthcare. This inequity must change. PSI believes that health equity can only be achieved by drawing on the power of the public and private sectors and putting more control in consumers’ hands, and giving them quality affordable health care where and when they need it. PSI works with consumers, at the community level, to understand what they want and need in health resources. We then leverage our global network of 8,000 experts and our partnership in the public and private sector to fill in gaps in the markets. Join PSI’s efforts to make quality affordable health care accessible to people where and when they need it.

Join us!

The Strategy & Insights (S&I) Department champions insight-driven prioritization across PSI, ensuring we are “doing the right things” even as we work on “doing things right.” The department promotes best practice in program design, marketing discipline, research, learning, and strategy development. S&I works with other departments to systematically capture, synthesize, and share internal and external evidence, consumer and market insights, competitive market intelligence, and program experience to guide global, market level, and program level strategy.

PSI seeks an Advisor I, Market Dynamics who will contribute to shaping PSI’s organizational positioning across all departments and functions by supporting identification and application of current and emerging best practices in market dynamics. This person will:

·Contribute to executing PSI’s strategy by supporting the development and delivery of guidance to PSI’s network to ensure high-quality execution of market dynamics opportunities.

·Provide technical assistance to market dynamics initiatives by programs and network members, across all PSI health areas, to advance PSI’s strategic interests.

·Work with team Head to synthesize market insights for global influencing and fundraising.

Specifically, the Advisor I, Market Dynamics will help us shape PSI’s approach to market dynamics by contributing to the design, execution, and documentation of high-impact market interventions that increase access to essential health products and services. This will require providing analytical support to identifying and addressing market opportunities; effectively documenting successful market interventions, for organization-wide and project specific communications; and communicating PSI market capabilities internally and externally.


Your contributions

Insights: Monitor practices and trends in market dynamics affecting PSI’s global strategy and positioning. Maintain an up-to-date understanding of PSI’s evolving portfolio of market dynamics projects, with an understanding of strategic positioning. May support the design, execution, and evaluation of PSI’s market-related programming. 40% of Time

Capacity Building: Develop materials and training to build capacity of PSI staff at all appropriate levels to design and execute market dynamics programming and organizational positioning. 20% of Time

Program Management: Support the execution of short, medium, and long-term market interventions, including supporting the identification of key steps, development of workplans, and tracking the execution of these initiatives. 10% of Time

Representation: Develop collateral to represent PSI’s market dynamics work internally and externally. Beginning to represent PSI strategic initiatives to internal and external stakeholders. 10% of Time

Thought Leadership: Identify and curate best practice market approaches for organizational and/or programmatic positioning, across all health areas and at all levels of the organization. Identify opportunities to incorporate and implement state-of-the-art market dynamics practices within PSI at appropriate levels. 10% of Time

Fundraising: Support the incorporation of market dynamics approaches to PSI fundraising efforts. 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 relevant field.
-Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field preferred.
‘-At least 5 years of high-impact related work experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
‘-Passion for driving strategic change in the interest of improved global health outcomes.
-Experience working in an international context.
-Ability to provide strategic technical assistance to the PSI network with support.
-Ability to produce strategic products and tools with oversight and direction.
-Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal colleagues. Able to work as a member of a team and independently.
-Ability to contribute to technical approach for proposals.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Fluency with business communication software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
-Ability to effectively establish and manage relationships with diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
-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: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.

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