Title: Deputy Director, Malaria
Based in Washington DC
Reporting to: Director, Malaria
Up to 30% international travel
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.
PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Deputy Director of its Malaria Department to support 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 Deputy Director will play a key role, providing technical guidance to a highly motivated team of technical advisors. Furthermore, the Deputy Director will support the Director in 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 Deputy Director will also support the delivery of goals associated with major awards from The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), including VectorLink and VectorWorks, awards from the Global Fund to fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GFATM), the New Nets Project, as well as several additional bilateral awards from DFID and other funding partners.
The position is based in Washington DC, and reports to the Director of Malaria.
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. You will:
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:
References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
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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.