Population Services International

Senior LLIN Technical Advisor

23 hours ago
Job ID
2017-1207
# of Openings
1
Category
Technical Health Areas
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country
United States

 

Job Title Senior LLIN Technical Advisor: Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases through Vector Control

Department Malaria, Child Survival & Sanitation Department

Based in: Washington, DC

 

Up to 30% international travel. Reports to the Vector Control Operations Director, Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases through Vector Control Project

 

Who we are

 

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

 

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

 

Join us!

 

PSI and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in malaria control implementation delivering 42 million treated mosquito nets and almost 19 million treatments for confirmed malaria cases in 2016.  More specifically, PSI supports national Ministries of Health to deliver LLINs to achieve universal coverage through campaigns and continuous distribution channels including schools and health facilities for free to the end user as well as via the retail sector. 

 

We are looking for a Senior LLIN Technical Advisor to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for and monitor and evaluate critical LLIN delivery programs as part of an integrated vector control package in multiple countries, often in partnership with PSI country offices. The overall program is estimated at $700 million - $1 billion.  This integrated vector control program will support LLIN delivery across public, private and community channels, and potentially shape the future of vector control globally.

The objectives of the project are as follows:

  1. Direct implementation of, and/or technical assistance for implementation of proven, life-saving vector control interventions for mosquito-borne diseases, utilizing an integrated approach to vector control.
  2. Provide support for data-driven decision-making and guidance to inform strategic deployment of vector control interventions for mosquito-borne diseases
  3. Strengthen the capacity of host countries to design, implement and monitor proven, life-saving vector-control interventions for mosquito-borne diseases
  4. Where preliminary evidence of efficacy and feasibility exist, pilot the scale-up of novel vector control interventions, methods or approaches that are under WHO review, or modifications to existing, proven vector control interventions for mosquito-borne diseases in real-world programmatic settings.

 

Your contribution

 

You will support participating countries by:

  • Working in partnership with Vector Control Operations Director and the team to develop clear guidance for the project’s role in national mass and routine LLIN distribution, and establish performance benchmarks for the project for each country supported by the project.
  • Coordinating the development of planning documents, tools, and materials to support the implementation of LLIN distribution campaigns.
  • Ensuring contribution and collaboration of all relevant partners to develop country-specific and project-wide tools and approaches on integrated vector control interventions that include net distribution.
  • Coordinating with relevant team members and implementing partners forecasting, supply and distribution of nets overall and by country
  • Helping develop, maintain, and follow the indicators set in the work plan for LLIN-related activities

 

What are we looking for?

 

Characteristics:

  • Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.
  • Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both, leading and working through others.
  • Curious: You are an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday may not necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different.
  • Simplify: You quickly distil complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MBA, MSc, ME, etc.);
  • At least 10 years of experience working with public health programs in developing countries;
  • Established reputation in the field of malaria programming; knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community;
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in the field of malaria;
  • Proven experience designing or managing an LLIN delivery program;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the global vector control technical and policy debate;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French an advantage.

STATUS

  • Exempt

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

 

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.

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