Project Director, Family Planning/Reproductive Health Research
Population Services International - Washington, DC

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PSI is seeking a Project Director to lead its global Family Planning research efforts with the aim of generating high quality FP/RH programmatic research data that will improve the design and implementation of FP and RH services and their appropriate integration into maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS programs. Specifically, the program will:

• Conduct research to address key issues in FP/RH service delivery;
• Promote broad-scale utilization of program research results;
• Build the capacity of developing country organizations to conduct and utilize program research.

The Project Director will provide leadership and guide strategic planning to assure achievement of overall program results. The Director should be a senior manager with an advanced degree in the social, medical or health sciences with at least 10 years of experience in leading, managing and implementing large international development projects in developing countries with a focus on applied research. This is a full-time position. The Project Director will report to the PSI Director of Research and Metrics (R&M) and be based in Washington, DC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Oversee the design and implementation of multi-country, comprehensive FP/RH research projects in partnership with other global and local partners.
• Work closely with other senior-level project staff to conceptualize, design and implement in-country capacity building plans and to undertake research projects.
• Identify strategic partnerships and in-country collaborators to carry out research and complement the research capacity of PSI's in-country team.
• Influence the context in which the project works in sexual and reproductive health research through representation at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media.
• Represent PSI and the project at relevant donor and partner meetings.
• Ensure the development and implementation of annual workplans and budgets, ensuring donor and project priorities are addressed and contract/budget compliance is achieved.
• Develop and implement processes and materials for sharing lessons learned about tools, approaches and models, so that these lessons can be used in future R&M initiatives.
• Publish a body of evidence in peer-reviewed journals and present at key conferences.
• Manage the interdisciplinary team from PSI and partner organizations to attain overall project goals and objectives.

Job Description - Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS: • An advanced degree in the public health, social, medical or health sciences. A PhD or MD preferred.
• At least 15 years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex RH/FP research projects in/for developing countries.
• Demonstrated experience in research in FP/RH; and the application of research findings (evidence-for-decision making) by varying types of decision makers.
• Demonstrated skills in strategic leadership, knowledge management and in-country staff capacity building required.
• Experience researching, managing and implementing a range of FP/RH programs with multiple stakeholders and partners is required.
• Effective English oral and written communications skills are required.
• French language proficiency is preferred.
• At least eight years of experience living or working in a developing country is highly preferred.

STATUS: 

Exempt 
Level 5

*Contingent on Funding
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.

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