Job Vacancies Population Services Intl.
Position: Sexual and Reproductive Health/Research Consultant
Location: United States of America ( The ), Washington
Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2011
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 HIV, malaria and other diseases. For more information, please visit: www.psi.org.
PSI seeks candidates for the position of Consultant to support Research activities in its Sexual and Reproductive Health and TB Department. Based in Washington, D.C., the Consultant will report to the Research Advisor in the department and will work primarily with the Woman’s Health Project and the Research Advisor for Reproductive Health . The position requires flexibility and willingness to assume varied duties and projects and offers an opportunity to assist PSI staff on a variety of projects in international family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH). PSI offers a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment. This position is open to a minimum 4 month contract (30-40 hours per week) and requires a dedicated candidate who is a fast learner, can manage his/her own time, and is an excellent communicator. A daily rate commensurate with the candidate’s experience will be provided.
Job Vacancies RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not be limited to:
Updating, editing, and improving internal knowledge management resources;
Conducting literature reviews and assisting in data analysis;
Responding to internal and external requests for information;
Compiling indicators for RH/FP proposals, reports and other communication documents;
Writing, editing, and proofreading RH/FP reports and other project documentation;
Fulfilling additional programmatic and administrative functions as required.
Job Vacancies QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree candidate; some international work experience preferred.
Excellent writing, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills and attention to detail.
Background in reproductive health and/or research methods (university courses are fine provided they involved substantive data analysis and literature review).
Demonstrated ability to perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines.
Required computer skills: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Willingness to use Wiki software, and familiarity with database development.
Native-level English with ability to work in Spanish or French a plus.
Please send a letter of interest and resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.