Population Services International

Social Behavior Change Communication Technical Advisor

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2017 2:34 PM)
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Technical Health Areas
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country
United States


Job title: SBCC 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 (including social marketing). 


We are looking for an SBCC Technical Advisor to enhance USAID’s ability to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for and monitor and evaluate vector control messaging and behavior change campaigns as part of an integrated vector control package as part of a large donor funded multi-country, multi-year program.  This integrated vector control program will support program 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

As a subject matter expert, you will support the project and participating countries by:

  • Provide relevant technical guidance and oversight in SBCC related to Vector Control
  • Ensuring that both core-funded and country-funded activities are technically sound and adhere to PMI technical guidance and WHO guidance, when/as relevant.
  • Provide guidance on assessing, monitoring, evaluating.
  • Reporting on their subject matter area and will oversee the preparation of documents such as analytical report related to the area of assignment(s).
  • Provide training/capacity building and/or to provide technical assistance to country-level personnel.
  • Keep abreast of, and in some cases contribute to/refine, relevant PMI technical guidance, WHO guidance, and technical literature.
  • Represent the project externally at events, conferences and meetings.


What are we looking for?

  • Masters’ degree in Development, Public Health, Communications, Marketing or a related field;
  • 6+ years of experience working with public health programs in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated field experience working in developing country setting
  • Demonstrated success in generating innovative and effective behavior change or marketing solutions;
  • Experience building capacity of civil society and/or government entities in social and behavior change communications.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in the field of malaria;
  • Fluency in French strongly preferred
  • References will be required;
  • PSI will consider work visa sponsorship for this position subject to legal eligibility requirements.


  • 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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