Population Services International

  • Technical Advisor, Nigeria

    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/21/2018 2:38 PM)
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    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Position Location: Country

    Job Title: Technical Advisor

    Department: Malaria Department

    Based: Abuja, Nigeria

    Reporting To: Deputy Team Leader, DFID funded 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!

    Nigeria represents roughly one third of the worlds malaria burden and contributes to a significant amount of morbidity and mortality in women and children

    We are looking for an entrepreneurial, dynamic Technical Advisor. We need this Technical Advisor to have significant expertise and experience in supporting malaria programs in Nigeria. The Advisor will apply their significant skills with a long-term eye, focused on building sustainable results.

    Sounds like you? Read on!


    Your contribution

    • Establish new and maintain direct relations with multiple units within the government and with partners to ensure a coordinated approach and the production of high quality deliverables
    • Support the government and partners to facilitate national strategy formulation
    • Serve as technical point person to the government and PSI country team regarding approaches to malaria elimination and liaise
    • Liaise with PSI global teams regarding technical matters and additional support required to execute country work plans
    • Provide broad technical and management support for PSI in Nigeria for the strengthening of malaria in Nigeria

    This is a full-time position located in Abuja, Nigeria


    What are we looking for?

    Education: You hold a Master’s degree in public health, communications, marketing, or a similar discipline. Alternatively, you have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of additional relevant experience.
    Experience: At least 7 years of demonstrated successful experience in designing and implementing marketing and supporting public private partnerships for health in Nigeria. You have some familiarity with malaria in Nigeria. Nigerian national strongly advised.  
    Tech Savviness: You know key stakeholders in both the public and private sector in Nigeria to make and immediate impact. You have a strong understanding of the finical and regulatory policies and procedures in Nigeria and have and understanding on where to provide capacity support to make PPP stronger for the malaria control and the country.
    Collaboration: You are a team player. You work well with others, but you know how to take initiative to get things done. Even when people don’t report to you, you know how to motivate them to adopt new initiatives or change their approaches. Ideally, you’ve worked in settings requiring lots of collaboration before, perhaps on other multi-national/regional activities that require coordinate with multiple partners and institutions.
    Communication: You write with clarity and feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say. You’re not afraid of public speaking and have developed good skills in this arena. You have excellent interpersonal skills, with great experience communicating across cultures.
    Initiative: You know what it means to be “thrown in the deep end”. You’ll have support, but your personal initiative to learn quickly and your willingness to try new things will be critical. You don’t wait to be told what to do. You see a need and you meet it, you’re bold.  You know that deadlines are important, and you stick to them. In everything you are always driving to achieve results, to make this market more sustainable and more effective at delivering health impact.


    * This position is contingent on funding and award

    *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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