Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 20-25% international travel
Reports to the Director, Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI seeks an experienced Project Lead to plan and coordinate all activities for a multimillion dollar global Reproductive Health project beginning in 2017*. The project will focus on increasing access to and changing social norms around family planning (FP) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, improving the policy environment for FP and SRHR and reducing death and injury from unsafe abortion.
The Project Lead should have significant leadership, management, and international development experience particularly in sub-Saharan Africa; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing partner relations; a strong interest in private sector and innovative approaches to development; and experience successfully implementing reproductive health programs centered around increasing both demand and access to voluntary contraceptive services and safe abortion. This position will be based in Washington, D.C. and will report to the Director for Family Planning and Reproductive Health. The Project Lead will have multiple direct reports and will coordinate with regional staff and country-level teams located primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Sound like you? Read on.
What are we looking for?
Fluency in English required; French language skills are a plus.
References will be required.
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.