Product Research & Development Specialist Job at Population Services International

Product Research & Development Specialist Job at Population Services International… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Population Services International.


We have been measurably improving the health of Kenyans since 1989. Our approach harnesses the vitality of the private sector to improve health outcomes for “Sara” – our archetype that focuses our interventions. We address the most serious health challenges affecting resource-poor and vulnerable communities in Kenya, including HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning, and the greatest threats to children under five including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required;
  • At least five years’ experience in research and development, preferably in the durable products manufacturing and construction sector;
  • Three years of project management experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of design software such as autoCAD required
  • Goal focused with experience in the research, development, and testing of new products with consumers and businesses;
  • Ability to work with partners, constituents, and teams to generate and create design concepts and ultimately into working prototypes and commercialized products;
  • Business acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills with a demonstrated track record of working with cross-functional teams;
  • Experience in developing consumer sanitation products highly desirable;
  • Creative thinker who understands consumer needs and can find unique ways to develop existing/new products;
  • Demonstrates managerial courage to resolve conflicts and has excellent diplomatic, oral/written skills and presentation abilities;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written);
  • References will be required.

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