Technical Advisor - Population Services Intl., El Salvador

Closing date:  22 Feb 2012

PSI/El Salvador is recruiting for a Technical Advisor to be based in San Salvador and reporting to the Executive Director. The TA will advise on the sexual and reproductive health programs (HIV, Family Planning and youth). Some TA may be required to other SRH programs in the region. The Technical Advisor will build capacity of PASMO staff and provide technical expertise to the platform in El Salvador. The Technical Advisor will provide guidance and assistance primarily in program management, marketing and communications, sales and distribution, and financial management.

This job as the following responsibilities:

1.Program Management
•Offer guidance in development, implementation and management of evidence-based programming that is in line with organizational best practices, national health plans, and platform strategic plans.
•Create and accurately manage project budgets.
•Closely monitor annual obligations from donors to ensure compliance and monitoring of allowable funds
•Participate in the development of annual marketing plans and work plans, including coordination with the research team.
•Lead teams in the execution of relevant project deliverables.
•Manage and mentor assigned staff (HIV Manager, FP Manager, Youth Manager, and overall technical team).
•Ensure that relevant projects are contractually compliant, including meeting all reporting requirements and donor deliverables.
•Ensure that all records and documents are maintained according to local platform standards and donor policies.
•Review research conducted in support of programs and assist platform to increase health impact and efficiency.
•Coordinate with appropriate PSI headquarters technical departments to ensure that program activities follow best practices.
•Liaise with government officials, partners, and donors.
•Participate actively in partner meetings, working groups and other coordinating bodies.
•Under direction of the ED and the RD, seek out new funding opportunities and lead or contribute to proposals.

2.Platform Support
•Provide technical expertise to ED and platform staff and seek out opportunities to build staff capacity in order to contribute to long-term organizational sustainability.
•Contribute to platform strategic planning.
•Assist ED and senior staff to establish and enforce platform policies and procedures in order to achieve PSI Minimum Standards.

3.Capacity Building
•Strengthen the capacity of and transfer skills to staff to independently implement, manage, and improve business practice and technical services.
•Provide technical assistance in areas of sexual and reproductive health, social franchising, and marketing and communications.
•Raise the performance of key managers and the teams they lead, creating a culture of shared leadership and ownership of programs and processes.
•Continuously assess progress of teams and individuals, adjusting technical inputs based on the needs required to meet organizational and individual objectives.
•Facilitate implementation with teams through the development and continual updating of actionable plans.
•Support development and implementation of sustainable and effective systems to improve accountability and deliver results.
•Be responsible for and assist in the completion of key reports and deliverables.
•Play supporting role in representing PASMO/El Salvador with stakeholders, including NGO, multilaterals, donors and the Government

•Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and at least four years of work experience as a technical advisor, consultant, program manager or similar role OR
•Graduate degree in relevant discipline and work experience as a technical advisor, consultant, program manager or similar role
•At least two years of experience working in a developing country.
•Knowledge of health service delivery programs in developing countries, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.
•Demonstrated expertise in the relevant discipline: marketing and communications, operations, research, sales and distribution.
•Minimum 3 years experience supervising others
•Familiarity with social marketing and behavior change communication
•Knowledge of donors such as USG, Global Fund, KfW, DFID, and private foundations.
•Fluency in English and Spanish.
•The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results

APPLY ONLINE. 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.