Advisor I, Technical

Based in Washington, D.C., PSI approved U.S. States, or any location outside of the US in which PSI has a registered office

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to WASH Senior Manager

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

Since 2012, PSI has been a leader in developing markets for sanitation, and our newest team member will play an integral role in helping PSI take sanitation access to scale through strengthening local market systems. We support a portfolio of WASH projects in 10 countries, with a focus on advancing local leadership and innovation. We are a small, nimble, collaborative team that works hard and has a lot of fun.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, independent, passionate person to join our rapidly growing global WASH Team as a Technical Advisor I.


Your contributions

· Technical: Contribute to the development and implementation of the department’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 strategy. Contribute to development and implementation of workplans, in collaboration with program management teams, with oversight from manager. Contribute to report writing and development of technical guidance. 40% of the Time

· Program Management: Provide inputs into development of budgets for field activities and proposals. 10% of the Time

· Representation: Represent the department, project, or network member internally within the PSI network. May represent the department, project, or network member externally. 10% of the Time

· Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management: Contribute to the development and implementation of the department’s thought leadership and knowledge management agenda, including the development and internal and external dissemination of technical and programmatic briefs, webinars, reports, and manuscripts. 25% of the Time

· Fundraising: Contribute to new business development by writing or reviewing proposals. 15% of the 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 (e.g., MPH, MSc, MPP, MPA, MBA) preferred
-At least 5 years of experience in the WASH sector, including urban sanitation. Quantitative skills in business financial modeling highly desirable. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
-Demonstrate technical knowledge in relevant technical area.
-Ability to provide technical assistance to the PSI network with support.
-Ability to produce technical 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.
-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.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Proficiency in French 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 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.

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