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.
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.