Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Sr. Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS and SRHR
Based in Harare, Zimbabwe
Reports to the Deputy Country Representative
Dates of Post: TBD, depending on funding and availability
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
PSI/Zimbabwe works hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health and our historical funding partners (PEPFAR through USAID, UKAID through DfID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, the Maverick Collective) to drive program innovation within PSI and more broadly in the national programs we support. We deliver programs in condom social marketing, sexual and reproductive health, TB screening and treatment, HIV prevention and treatment. Our highly integrated HIV/SRH program delivers cervical cancer screening and treatment, short-term and long active reversible contraceptives and services for survivors of sexual violence. It has also blazed trails along the HIV clinical cascade reaching key populations and hard-to-reach, high risk men and youth with innovative testing approaches, ART and PrEP. Finally, having kick started the national VMMC program with PSI innovations funding, PSI/Zimbabwe contributes up to 75% of National Program results annually.
We Lead with Evidence. As the regional focal country for PSI’s Evidence initiative, Zimbabwe remains at the forefront of multiple Evidence work streams including DHIS2, the Health Network Quality Improvement System (HNQIS), new approaches for Data 2 Action (D2A), layered client-level service tracking and e-referral systems for connecting with Sara.
We are looking for a Sr. Technical Advisor to strengthen PSI/Zimbabwe and national HIV Biomedical Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programs. You will further strengthen the capacity of our already high capacity team to stay current with international and local best practices, to strengthen national programs, to maintain our current pace of innovation, to use data to drive performance, and to tell our story well locally and internationally. This position will strengthen the capacity of our team, the quality of our programming in general, and the level at which we contribute to the development of national and international best practices. This position is considered a true technical advisor position with limited line management responsibility at the start, but could be bid as key personnel on current and upcoming programs, if necessary and a fit.
This position is contingent upon donor funding, but with the possibility of long-term technical assistance until that funding comes available.
Sound like you? Read on.
Work hand-in-hand with evidence team to:
Help us to tell our story well
What are we looking for?
The basics – You Have
What would get us excited?
Quantifier and story teller. You are passionate about using data to drive performance, fluent with budgeting and expenditure analysis, and can pull a compelling story from the data.
Natural facilitator. You prefer teaching, coaching, mentoring to “going it alone”, and get excited when the team around you learns and grows. It doesn’t matter who gets the credit—as long as the work gets done!
Thought leader. You like to read and network to stay current with emerging best practices, know how to package a story for internal and external audiences and understand the importance of seamless representation with other local and international thought leaders.
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.