Learning Documentation Consultant for Sanitation

Population Services International (PSI)
Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Languages Required: 


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

Population Services International (PSI) is a global nonprofit organization that harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in more than 50 countries. With programs in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); malaria; reproductive health; HIV; and non-communicable diseases, PSI markets products, services, and behaviors that enable people to lead healthier lives. As the world’s leading social marketing and social franchising organization, PSI uses private sector techniques to encourage healthy behavior and make markets work for the poor. For more information, please visit www.psi.org

PSI applies its expertise in private sector engagement and market development approaches to design, develop and implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. PSI’s WASH portfolio supports the implementation of market development programs in urban and peri-urban areas to ensure consumer-centered sustainable sanitation solutions for target populations.


PSI seeks an independent, dynamic, results-oriented, technical sanitation consultant with experience in market-based sanitation to develop case studies and technical learning briefs for PSI’s Sanitation Service Delivery project (SSD) in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire. The position requires fluency in French and English and will report to the SSD Chief of Party.


The consultant will produce a total of 6 technical learning documents (3 from Benin, 3 from Cote d’Ivoire), including at least one based on “action research” from each country.


  • Review and planning of desired learning documents to be produced with PSI field and technical teams
  • Support field and technical teams to refine research / learning questions and understand what evidence they already know and don't know. 
  • Lead local teams to organize and conduct short “action learning” projects to gather sufficient evidence to produce the learning documents. 
  • Help teams identify skilled team members to carry out research and interviews to gather missing evidence and train and support those teams to carry out that evidence gathering.  
  • Help team develop research instruments and tools, select appropriate techniques and approaches and conduct data gathering activities E.g. Focus groups, individual interviews / rapid surveys, secret shopper survey, etc. 
  • Design and delivery of six technical learning briefs related to SSD’s experience in market-based urban sanitation.
  • Presentation of findings at program meeting.


  • 25 days over 3 months.


  • At least 7 years knowledge and expertise in WASH, with specific recent experience in market- based sanitation and associated thematic areas which fall under activating urban and peri-urban sanitation markets and fecal sludge management.
  • Understanding of WASH sector including policy context and specific challenges facing effective sanitation service delivery.
  • Experience designing and conducting “action research” and writing up results.
  • Experience in learning facilitation, stakeholder engagement and interview techniques.
  • Proven track record of producing high quality learning outputs for complex international development programs to time and on budget.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Fluency in French.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Cote d’Ivoire and Benin  


Please send your resume with a cover letter outlining your availability and relevant experience to:

Julia Bressler, ; Deadline: January 28, 2019

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status..

Apply for this job online

Make a referral


Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.