Job title: Project Director: Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Infants*
Department: Malaria Department
Based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Start date: July 1st 2021
* Position contingent upon funding and donor approval
Up to 30% international travel. Reports to the Director, Malaria
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Project Director to lead a multi-country intervention aimed at improving uptake of intermittent preventative treatment in infants (ITPi) for an anticipated Unitaid award. PSI has a rapidly expanding portfolio of malaria programs in over 30 countries, worldwide, which accounts for more than a third of the total business of the organization. PSI’s 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 generation ITNs to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the value of drug-based prevention interventions, such as IPTi.
The Project Director will provide overall leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure timely implementation and reporting of activities. The Project Director will be responsible for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services. The Project Director will be based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and will liaise with National Malaria Control Programs, national immunization programs, and Consortium members to ensure effective coordination and implementation of this project.
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
Experienced manager: You have been a Project Director/Deputy Director of a multi-country project before, Unitaid experience strongly preferred.
You have a demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders to achieve intended outcomes.
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.