PS Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
May 19, 2017Full time
The Technical Advisor will work closely with the Project Director and Deputy Director, FP/RH teams in country offices, members of the PSI HQ FP/RH team, the Global Medical Director, and other technical departments (i.e. Marketing, Research) to ensure program design and implementation meet PSI and donor standards and follow global best practices. More specifically, the Technical Advisor will: Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build the capacity of PSI in-country teams to effectively increase access to and uptake of FP/RH information, products and services, with an emphasis on post abortion care and safe abortion programs and modern contraception, including long acting reversible contraception and permanent methods. Support country programs to implement high-impact FP/RH practices, such as social franchising, social marketing, mobile/outreach services, community-based distribution and seconded providers. Assist country teams in developing strategies to make information, products and services more accessible to disadvantaged and underserved groups, with an emphasis on youth, and the poorest (those living on less than $1.90/day). Provide FP/RH thought leadership, analyzing and using available evidence to influence policy, funding, and practice at the country, regional and global levels Assist in the development, review and monitoring of detailed country implementation plans, specifically for the DFID project, but also for other projects as needed. Develop annual capacity building and technical assistance plans, including objectives by country and planned long-distance and in-country technical assistance activities. Review and assess project progress against stated deliverables, helping country teams to identify, plan for and address implementation challenges of a technical nature. Proactively communicate with the Project Director, Deputy Director, Country FP/RH team leads, including the Country Representative, Regional leadership and the Global Medical Director to continually improve programming and problem solve challenges as they arise. Develop and roll out tools to improve program implementation as identified and needed. Contribute to programmatic reporting and provide project representation at stakeholder and donor meetings as needed. Identify and write technical and programmatic briefs as appropriate and disseminate and promote sharing of FP/RH information and initiatives to relevant channels. Represent PSI’s FP/RH work externally as needed through partner and donor meetings, conferences, dissemination of case studies, etc. What are we looking for? The basics You have a Master’s degree or higher in relevant subject areas. You have 5-7 years of professional experience, with at least 2 years of overseas work experience in implementing family planning and reproductive health programs, preferably in contraceptive and safe abortion service delivery projects. You are fluent in English. French or Portuguese language skills are a plus. Your technical and proposal writing skills are excellent, with a strong attention to detail. You have strong facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills. You are organized, have strong communication skills and can manage multiple priorities. Knowledge of relevant FP/RH donors and their strategies. You are willing to travel and get work done-- sometimes on short notice.