Population Services International

  • Malaria Technical Advisor, Niger

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/7/2018 9:57 AM)
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    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    West & Central Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Job title: Malaria Technical Advisor
    Based in: Niamey, Niger
    Reports to: Country Representative, Niger

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    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.


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    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 Niger is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven 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 the program to ensure high quality of and measurable impact. This Technical Advisor will be responsible for ensuring technical rigor on the implementation of malaria service delivery activities in Niger.


    The full-time position is based in Niamey, Niger with 20% travel to the interior of Niger and reports to the Country Representative.


    This position is contingent upon funding.


    Your contribution

    • Act as technical focal point for a large malaria service delivery award.
    • Lead technical support in the execution of a large malaria service delivery contract.
    • Provide regular updates to the backstopping and core technical team on technical implementation of activities.
    • Ensure that activities are implemented according to technical guidance from the donor and global best practices.
    • Coordinate technical assistance from sub-contractors to achieve workplan deliverables
    • In collaboration with the project technical team, develop project workplan and ensure performance indicators and targets are met, as well as timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines.
    • Contribute to the development of quarterly/ annual programmatic reports and weekly progress updates for the project.
    • Assist the core team with the production and dissemination of knowledge products.


    What are we looking for?

    • Medical Doctor or Doctorate degree required.
    • Demonstrating Results: You have 5+ years track record demonstrating leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing resources for serving social needs in a developing country.
    • A malariaologist You will have demonstrated knowledge on malaria control and proven experience in managing a malaria program
    • Field Experience:  You have a minimum of five years working with or delivering Malaria Case Management in a control setting in West Africa.  Sound technical knowledge of malaria policy and context.
    • Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, MoH, PNLP and other 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.
    • Simplify: You quickly distil complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
    • Communication:  You have strong communication skills in French and English.
    • Donor Management:  Knowledge of the Niger malaria partnership landscape.  Experience working with USAID required.

    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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