Learning Technical Advisor

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Full Time
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Date Posted
Washington, DC, Dist. Columbia, United States, 20036
Company Information
Population Services International

Job title: Learning Advisor

Department: Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Adolescents360

Reports to: The Sr. AYSRH Technical Advisor

Travel: Could include up to 25% travel

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.

Join us!

PSI seeks an innovative Learning Advisor to lead learning and knowledge management activities for a $30 million four-year investment, called Adolescents 360, project that addresses adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing Adolescents 360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19. The project is also catalyzing a new way of designing high-performing adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs at scale, using a developmentally and anthropologically informed user-centered design process. A critical component of this project is to capture, synthesize, package and promote all kinds of learning—both about the project process and the project solutions, and develop a set of resources that can be used by PSI and other implementing organizations to replicate the project’s process and take its solutions to scale.

The project is high profile and considered to be both Gates’ and CIFF’s “flagship” adolescent investments, as well as PSI’s flagship youth projects. The project is mandated to share practical learning within the global health community, and build a movement around better programming for adolescents. Learning activities need to live up to (and create) this global excitement.

We seek a creative, independent and self-motivated learning advisor with keen analytical skills, an ability to synthesize and communicate technical content both compellingly and convincingly, and knowledge of the Sexual and Reproductive Health community of practice.

PSI needs a do-er who can get their bearings quickly and go crazy helping A360 achieve its goal of inspiring and building capacity to replicate transformational programming with both style and substance.

Experience with multi-country projects and/or communications for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs is a plus, but not necessary.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution* Serve as PSI's principal champion and coordinator for planning and staging reflection and learning opportunities throughout the life of the project;* Develop systematic and creative ways to develop tools and resources for replicating project approaches;* Develop, lead and oversee implementation of knowledge-sharing among the project's team members, partners, donors and with external stakeholders, throughout the life of the project (e.g. webinars, online trainings, symposia, and other events);* Foster strong relationships with key staff from the participating technical departments, regional support teams, country teams, and consortium partners in order to streamline and maximize learning within the PSI network;* Collaborate closely with PSI's External Relations and Communications team, and the youth Communications Officer to develop messages for the project and innovative ways to disseminate them (including presentations, briefs, case studies, infographics, etc.)* Manage the project's internal communications (within PSI) as well as within the larger consortium, and externally (e.g. maintain the project's knowledge-sharing platforms including Slack, e-learning exchanges, and posts to other knowledge-sharing sites);* Identify and pursue opportunities for linking the project's learning to activities of other relevant organizations, donors, private sector groups, national governments and other actors working in the adolescent sexual and reproductive health space;* Support PSI with advancing its knowledge management and learning activities organization-wide to ensure rapid, effective sharing and application of learning in topics of interest to the organization;* Track developments in adult learning and knowledge management fields to incorporate promising practices;* Other responsibilities related to the position. The position is based PSIs DC office with frequent travel (up to 25%). This position will require close coordination and collaboration with many people—good people skills are a must. A desire to have fun at work is highly welcomed.What are we looking for?The Basics:* A Master's degree in implementation science, social sciences or related degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;* Minimum 5-7 years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in organizational or action learning, technical thought leadership, and/or knowledge management;* Substantial understanding of knowledge management and learning theory, practice and tools;* Extensive experience in determining appropriate knowledge management processes, products and platforms;* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and facilitation skills applied within multi-cultural contexts;* Fluency in written and spoken English; French/Spanish/Portuguese is a plus* Ability to work across teams, time zones and groups over whom there is no direct authority to accomplish project goals.* Proven experience producing a wide variety of high quality communications products that are both stylish and substantive. * Demonstrated experience working in the Global Family Planning and/or Adolescent Health Space* Outstanding English written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills. * Experience and excellence in working with large, multinational and intercultural teams.What would get us excited?* Creative: You love doing things differently, seeking to delight and inspire your audience. You crave the space to experiment and “get wild.”* Self-starter: You can work independently, pitch and manage your own mini-projects, and meet deadlines. * D0-er: You love to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You aren't afraid to experiment with infographic makers, BitStrips, Constant Contact and whatever else seems awesome. You will write the first draft, edit rough copy, take the pictures, oversee the graphic designer, write the tweets, etc. * Innovative: develops new, better and/or transformative approaches to learning across a project and organization; * Capable: has a deep understanding of how people learn and a keen ability to translate complex material into powerful, digestible information;* Communicative: a great communicator able to communicate effectively through various media and across cultures* Accountable: holds self and others accountable for all work activities, follows through on commitments and focuses on activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable, high-quality results;* Strategic: envisions and executes a learning strategy that clearly focuses on achieving project goals, while also being able to adapt easily with change;* Collaborative: able to work across a complex network of departments, country teams, partners and donors;* Bold: wants to work on something transformational and push boundaries in terms of the way business is done in international development.Status: * Exempt* Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.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.Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/8bkbdpsrfvnqkrpgPI99835559
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