TITLE: Director of Malaria
DEPARTMENT: Malaria & Child Survival
REPORTING TO: SVP (Malaria and Child Survival) & Chief Evidence Officer
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.
PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Director of its Malaria Department to oversee PSI’s rapidly expanding portfolio of malaria programs in over 30 countries, worldwide, which accounts for more than a third of the total business. PSI’s new global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy and funding and strengthening global capacity. For the Malaria Department this means moving quality malaria case management closer to consumers; bringing next generations LLINs to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the control value of drug-based prevention interventions.
The Director will play a key leadership role within PSI’s headquarters in Washington DC; providing strategic guidance and management oversight to a highly motivated team of technical advisors and program support staff. The Director will chair the Malaria Management Team which provides a platform to influence policy and practice, not just at HQ level but across PSI’s global network of country programs. Furthermore, the Director will lead PSI’s liaison role with external partners to effectively position PSI as a thought leader and leading implementing partner in the malaria control and elimination sphere. The Director will also be responsible for delivering the goals associated with major awards from The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), including VectorLinks and VectorWorks, awards from the Global Fund to fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GFATM), an upcoming LLIN market facilitation project funded by UNITAID as well as several additional bilateral awards from DFID and other funding partners.
The position is based in Washington DC, and reports to the Senior Vice President (Malaria and Child Survival) & Chief Evidence Officer who is based in Nairobi.
Sound like you? Read on to find out more.
You’ve got the passion, energy and experience in malaria control and elimination to help drive a new global strategy through a customer centric team that balances pragmatism with technical excellence. Your team is focused on the ultimate goal of ensuring that the organization actively learns from its cutting-edge programs in the field and manages its knowledge at all levels using state of the art processes, tools and technology to maximize impact on global health policy and practice. You will:
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with:
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