Population Services International

  • Deputy Director, Malaria

    Posted Date 5 days ago(12/7/2018 1:37 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2746
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Region
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States
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    Title: Deputy Director, Malaria

    Department: 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.

     

    Join us!

    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.

     

    Your contribution

    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:

     

    • As Deputy of the Malaria Management Team, support the Director in developing and delivering the annual malaria operations plan to support PSI’s 5-year global strategy to improve consumer powered health care.
    • Provide technical guidance and direction to the Malaria department, focusing on the quality of programmatic delivery, as well as contributing towards the development of technical strategy.
    • Promote PSI’s malaria thought leadership agenda including coordinating PSI’s presence and evidence-based influence on policy and practice at global level.
    • Support local PSI staff to work closely together with country malaria control programs and national level communities of practice towards accelerated malaria control and elimination.
    • Promote and support countries to raise funding to launch new interventions and scale up existing programs through assistance with program design and proposal development.
    • Support the Malaria Department’s capacity building efforts at HQ and in the field, including contributing to the design, and delivery of an annual technical advisor workshop to improve platform performance in delivering malaria control and elimination programming.
    • Support PSI’s malaria related coordination efforts with key donors and external partners including: USAID, WHO, RBM, AMP, GFATM, BMGF, UNICEF and others.
    • Provide in-country technical assistance to country programs, working with local teams to strategize, develop and fundraise for new programmatic areas in addition to implementation support to improve the quality of existing programs.

     

    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:

    • Technical knowledge and credibility: Demonstrated global senior malaria technical advisor with established international reputation for excellence in malaria control/elimination.
    • Experience: Have worked for at least 10 years in the global health sphere with at least 3 years of experience in a developing country.
    • Management skills: A clear record of successfully managing and developing motivated professionals.
    • Fundraising track record: Proven ability to develop winning malaria proposals submitted to the agencies representing the major sources of international development assistance for malaria.
    • Networking: A mature and active professional network that can be leveraged to provide opportunities for partnership and access to technical resources to continue to develop PSI’s malaria control portfolio.
    • Credentials: Post-graduate degree e.g. MBA, MPH, MD, PhD in a related field.
    • Language skills: Fluent English is essential. French is highly desirable.
    • Flexibility: Ability to travel up to 30%.

     

    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.

     

    STATUS 

    • Exempt 

      

    *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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