Field Representative in Waiting
Population Services International (PSI)
Location: Washington DC and International
Last Date: May 15, 2008
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization, operating in more than 60 developing countries. PSI creates demand for essential health products and services by using private sector marketing techniques and innovative communications campaigns to motivate positive changes in health behavior. On the supply side, PSI works with the commercial sector to increase the availability of these products and services at prices which are affordable to at-risk populations. With a bottom-line orientation that is rare among non-profits, PSI social markets products and services for family planning, maternal and child health, and the prevention of AIDS, malaria and other diseases. For more information, please see our web site at: www.psi.org
PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Field Representative in Waiting (FRW). The FRW will be hired to assume an upcoming overseas position with PSI in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Before taking a field post, the FRW will spend approximately 1-6 months at PSI headquarters in Washington, D.C., providing technical support to designated field programs. The FRW will report to the appropriate Regional Director at PSI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Possible assignments include Country Representative, Product Specialist, Behavior Change Communication Specialist, Reproductive Health Program Manager, Marketing Advisor, and others. Specific responsibilities will depend on the designated country post and its particular program objectives. While in waiting for the overseas assignment, the FRW will work with Washington, D.C. departments to support country programs, monitor budgets and contract compliance, develop new business, design new projects and fulfill other technical responsibilities as required.
• Master’s degree in a relevant field (MBA, MPH, MIA, etc.), or equivalent experience;
• At least two years work experience in a developing country;
• At least five years of personnel and financial management experience;
• Fluency in English and French, Spanish, Russian or Portuguese;
• Substantial private sector experience in marketing, sales, communications, or advertising; and
• Knowledge of international health areas (such as Malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning and maternal and child health).
Preference will be given to candidates familiar with USAID and the international donor community. Successful candidates will exhibit creative thinking ability; excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; and an interest in private sector approaches to development.
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.