Population Services International

Associate Malaria Technical Advisor

Posted Date 6 days ago(2/13/2018 9:38 AM)
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Washington, DC
Washington, DC
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United States


Job title: Associate Malaria Technical Advisor

Department: Malaria, Child Survival & Sanitation Department

Based in: Washington DC

Up to: 30 % international travel

Reports to: The Technical Advisor


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 quality-assured ACTs for confirmed malaria cases in 2016.  PSI also supports national Ministries of Health to scale up malaria diagnosis especially in the private sector and to improve tracking of malaria patients through surveillance and health information systems, especially DHIS2.


PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Associate Malaria Technical Advisor to facilitate the scale up of a large multi-country malaria service delivery project, capture and share best practices, as well as provide technical support to specific country programs to ensure high quality of and measurable impact through their malaria programs. This Associate TA will be responsible for ensuring technical rigor on the implementation of malaria service delivery activities in a portfolio of countries.


The full-time position is based in Washington DC with 30% travel and reports to the Technical Advisor.


Your contribution

  • Assist the Technical Advisor with the provision of technical support to country offices in the execution of a large malaria service delivery contract.
  • Provide in-country technical assistance on program design and troubleshooting (either directly or by working with internal and external resources).
  • Assist with the coordination of technical assistance from sub-contractors to achieve workplan deliverables
  • Monitor country workplan activities, ensuring timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines.
  • Contribute to the development of quarterly/ annual programmatic reports and weekly progress updates for your portfolio of countries.
  • Contribute to the production and dissemination of knowledge products and processes such as literature reviews, case studies, and blog posts for national and international audiences to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices.
  • Manage technical updates to project website, coordinate learning dissemination events and manage social media accounts for the project


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelors degree required.  Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MBA, MSc, ME, etc.) or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrating Results: You have 3+ years track record demonstrating the generation of tangible results in mobilizing resources for serving social needs in a developing country.
  • A malariaologist You will have demonstrated knowledge on malaria control and/or elimination
  • Forging Partnerships: You can 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.
  • 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.

What would get us excited?

  • Sound technical knowledge of malaria and vector control policy and context.
  • Field Experience working with or delivering Malaria Case Management in a control or elimination setting
  • Knowledge of the global malaria partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community.
  • Experience working with USAID preferred
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French highly preferred.


  • Exempt
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.   N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

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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