Job Title: Regional Technical Advisor, Malaria (two positions)
Department: Malaria Department
Based: Remote position based in West or Central Africa
Reporting To: Senior Malaria 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 7,000 “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.
Gains in malaria control achieved over the past decade are threatened by the emergence and spread of pyrethroid resistance, which poses significant risk to the future efficacy and impact of vector control tools. Access to new resistance-breaking long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is restricted by insufficient evidence to support policy recommendations, high prices, lack of evidence of cost effectiveness compared to pyrethroid-only LLINs, and consequent poor demand in an uncertain market. A new Unitaid funded Catalytic LLIN Initiative aims to address these challenges. The project, a consortium led by Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), aims to establish a sustainable market for a broader set of LLIN tools, which perform in areas of pyrethroid resistance. As part of this project, PSI is responsible for the provision of technical and planning support to countries in partnership with the Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP) and RBMs Country Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) to enable NMCPs and LLIN procurers to integrate Dual AI LLINs into their strategies informed by resistance and epidemiological data.
To facilitate this process, PSI is hiring two Regional Technical Advisors to provide technical support to campaign teams in pilots countries in East and West Africa to collect operational best practices for delivery of Next-Gen LLINs. Regional Technical Advisors are expected to provide direct in-country support to each pilot country and campaign.
The location of these positions is flexible within West and Central Africa but the candidate must be eligible to work in the country they propose to be based in.
Sound like you? Read on!
This a full-time position based remotely with long term
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism:You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin
Our ideal candidate will possess:
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