Job title Human-Centered Design Consultant
Department Sales & Marketing
Based in Location Dar es Salaam
Reports to the Technical Advisor, InnovationWho we areWe're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
Join us!Our Sales & Marketing Department has a newly established Innovation Team, which supports a range of projects using new and innovative techniques such as total market approach, social franchising, e-referral and human-centered design. The team has undergone training and practice in human-centered design, but still building our skills and our team. Our team aims to be creative, makers & doers, risk-taking, empathetic, open-minded, optimistic and iterative. We look to support our marketing department through new solutions and an energizing approach.
We are looking for Human-Centered Design (HCD) expert to help build the capacity of our Innovation Team in HCD and drive forward the prototyping phase of Adolescents 360 (A360), a program focused on improving reproductive health outcomes for adolescent girls in Tanzania through a developmentally informed HCD process. The HCD Consultant will be responsible for maintaining the speed of the prototyping process and training the Innovation Team through both formal theories and practical application.
The HCD consultant will be entering the program at a point when design research and synthesis have been completed, and early-stage prototypes have been developed. The consultant will be responsible for leading the team through the prototype phase, resulting in fully-formed prototypes ready for piloting by October 2016.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contributionYou will be responsible for the development of human-centered design skills, team development and preparing our prototypes for pilot stage. You will work with the Innovation Technical Advisor and Adolescents 360 Country Lead to push forward the prototyping process, with the goal of having an intervention ready for pilot by October 2016.
Build Innovation Team Capacity
Lead Adolescents 360 Prototyping development to prepare for pilot
Develop pool of local “makers”
Co-lead Key Stakeholder Program Visit
What are we looking for?The basics
What would get us excited?Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the country staff. You have successfully helped your teams learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
A systems thinker. You are able to develop system-wide solutions, connecting several ideas into a larger and coherent solution. You can look at the big picture and understand the opportunities in the Tanzanian setting.
A strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.
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