Job title: Associate Malaria Technical Advisor, PMI VectorLink*
Department: Malaria Department
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 20 % international travel
Reports to the Senior Malaria Research Advisor
*Position pending donor approval
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.
PMI VectorLink Program
Working across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Cambodia, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement safe, cost-effective and sustainable life-saving malaria vector control interventions with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Proven to reduce malaria illness, severe disease, and death due to malaria in endemic areas, insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) protect people while they are sleeping from the bite of mosquitoes. ITNs maintain effective levels of insecticide to repel mosquitoes for approximately three years, even after repeated washing. PMI VectorLink supports ministries of health to achieve and maintain universal coverage of ITNs, delivered through all available channels. In some of the most remote areas of the world, PMI VectorLink is building capacity for evidence-based policy and decision-making, social and behavior change communication (SBCC), and monitoring and evaluation to increase ITN access and ensure ITN use.
PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Associate Malaria Technical Advisor to facilitate the scale up and growth of the ITN scope under VectorLink. This will include: capturing and sharing best practices, supporting workplan development and reporting; writing success stories and lessons learned documents; providing technical support to specific country programs to ensure high quality of and measurable impact through their malaria programs. The Associate TA will be responsible for ensuring technical rigor in the implementation of malaria vector control activities in a portfolio of countries.
The full-time position is based in Washington DC with up to 20% travel and reports to the Senior Malaria Research Advisor.
2) Assist the Technical Advisor with the provision of technical support to country offices in the execution of a large malaria vector control contract. The primary scope will be supporting ITN distribution, workplan and report writing, and project communication. In support of the VectorLink ITN scope of work, you will:
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
What would get us excited?
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