Social Marketing Technical Advisor - Zambia*

Lusaka, Zambia
Apply by 8 June 2015
Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 May 2015

Job Description

Why Population Services International (PSI)? We’re Population Services International (better known as “PSI”), a global health non-profit. We aim to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by marketing affordable health products and services (think mosquito nets, condoms, HIV testing and more) through private sector strategies. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries. Check out for more information on our programs.

In Zambia, PSI achieves health impact through partnership with a local network member Society for Family Health (SFH) which works in the areas of Family Planning, HIV, Malaria, and Child Survival. Using market and behavioral data SFH develops and implements marketing strategies to increase demand for and access to quality health products and services in the private sector.

Want to create change in the lives of the poor and underserved with best in class marketing? Join PSI!

What is the position? PSI is looking for a Technical Advisor (TA) to support SFH on a large social marketing project focused on total market approaches in a variety of health areas. Are you the perfect fit? Read on.

What will you do?

  • You will instill advanced Marketing and Business discipline thereby raising the bar on our Social Marketing and increase sustainability and impact of our programs
  • You will catalyze the evolution of our Sales and Distribution to a more efficient and impactful level
  • You will work closely with sub-partnering organizations to align and communications activities to ensure consistent campaign messages
  • You will lead the design and oversee the execution of robust, insight-based Marketing plans, ensuring the application of a total market approach (TMA)

How shall we measure your performance?

  • sound, impactful and TMA-based marketing plans
  • increased impact through Social Marketing
  • improved brand equity for existing products and services
  • improved sustainability through a more rigorous cost recovery on products and services
  • Strengthened capacity of the SFH team and subpartners on marketing and business management

What we are looking for. Is this you?

The “Street Cred”.
You have 5-7 years’ experience working in areas like business, sales and distribution, management consulting, marketing and/or social marketing. You have had great business results and you have been able to create results via your vision and direction on execution. Experience in health products/services preferred. Experience implementing a total market approach preferred.

Fire in the belly. You bring energy and passion in what you do

Team player. You ‘play well’ with others and enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.

Leader. You have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change.

Developing Markets .
You have experience working or doing business in developing markets where getting things done requires ingenuity, patience, and great problem solving skills. Experience in sub-Saharan Africa highly preferred.

Curious and Flexible. You’re an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday won’t necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different. You have an ability to adapt quickly to these changing environments.

Language. English fluency a must. We are looking for excellent writing and communications skills.

Desire to Make the World a Better Place. You have a passion to create change in the world and believe in providing better health solutions to the poor.


  • Exempt
  • Level 6

*Position contingent on funding.

Contact Us if You Have What it Takes:


Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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About the Organization

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

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