Technical Advisor, Central Asia
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit www.psi.org.
Central Asia recently developed a five-year strategic plan around three key strategic priorities of Relevance, Scale, and Value, including a strong focus on building the institutional capacity of the regional country offices. In addition, PSI/CAR currently implements social marketing programs aimed at minimizing the impact of HIV and TB in Central Asia. The programs are managed through its country offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
PSI seeks qualified, results-driven candidates for a Technical Advisor in Central Asia. This person will work closely with the country representative in delivering on current donor commitments and shaping the future of PSI/Central Asia. This full-time position will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan (with regional travel) and will report to the country representative.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Technical Advisor is a demanding, challenging and exciting role, requiring a dynamic individual with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, writing and business development skills, a sharp focus on details and demonstrated experience leading teams in complex processes. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to study and understand country environments, assess needs and transform that knowledge into innovative, effective business strategies to develop needs-based health products and services (for profit). The Technical Advisor will provide technical support to senior management and strategic planning/program teams, specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Support the country representative in developing and implementation PSI/CAR’s five year strategic plan. This may include identifying areas for potential growth, working with the Central Asia team on scaling existing programs and entering areas of greater relevance, exploring the opportunities for improved financial sustainability through a social enterprise business model, and supporting the strengthening of country offices to meet differing health and funding environments
• Provide technical leadership and guidance for existing social marketing and health activities.
• Provide technical leadership on the planning and implementation of high quality social marketing programs and interventions, including initial proposal and budget design. Improve the efficiency and health impact of prevention programs, while effectively leveraging staff, resources, and developing strategies that maximize synergies between health areas and country offices. • Act as a technical resource to support USAID and GF partners (NGOs and Government) on the implementation of HIV and TB prevention and treatment programs. • In collaboration with country representative, identify and assess market need and feasibility for new products and services within existing health areas. • Identify and pursue new funding opportunities for new health interventions (ex. reproductive health/ family planning, non communicable disease, maternal and child health, etc.) targeting traditional and non-traditional funding sources. • Ensure country platform staff develops research briefs, uses research results to identify priorities, and drive intervention strategies or Oversee the creation of annual marketing plans and the development of evidence-based programming. • Support the country representative on institutional development priorities. • Maintain and cultivate donor relationships in-country and regionally.
• Relevant Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc) or equivalent experience • At least 4 years work experience managing a team in a developing country • Significant fundraising, new business opportunity identification, opportunity funnel management, proposal and program development, donor engagement and interaction, with a background in social marketing and social enterprise experience.
• Experience in logical frameworks, marketing planning, and program management tools • Demonstrated strengths in strategic organizational leadership and external relations • Ability to work effectively in partnership with a variety of audiences and organizations • Proven ability to develop and mentor staff by sharing knowledge and skills • Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal skills • Familiarity with USAID, Global Fund as well as the private sector donor community • Knowledge of international development and health issues • Excellent oral and written communications skills (Russian language skills preferred)
The ideal candidate will possess a professional demeanor, sound judgment, and commitment to international development, while also exhibiting the ability to work independently, with superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org. No calls or emails, please. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.