Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Technical Advisor, Key Populations HIV/AIDS programming
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 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. 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 our clients.
We are looking for a Technical Advisor with deep experience working with Key Populations in developing countries to strengthen national Key Populations program partners in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation across the HIV clinical cascade. 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 in Key Populations programming. This position is considered a true technical advisor position with limited line management responsibility, could be bid as key personnel on current and upcoming programs, and may be seconded for a percent level of effort to a technical support unit for the National Key Populations program.
This is a temporary assignment with the possibility of long-term technical assistance if and when\funding comes available.
Sound like you? Read on.
PSI/Zimbabwe seeks a Technical Advisor to support and advance program quality, provide expert advice/support and transfer skills through technical assistance to Key Populations program partners. The advisor will have a strong understanding of the full HIV treatment cascade (prevention, testing, treatment, retention and viral suppression), of high impact prevention interventions and how both apply to KP programming. The advisor will have a passion for promoting the use of data for better programmatic decision-making, and for telling the story of KP programming successes locally and internationally.
The Technical Advisor will report to the Deputy Country Representative and could be seconded for a percent level-of-effort to a technical support unit for strengthening the National Key Populations Program through the National AIDS Council and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Please apply online at www.psi.org.
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.