Research Manager, PMI VectorLink
Reports to: Senior Research Advisor, Malaria
Up to 30% international travel
*Must be authorized to work in country of hire.
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.
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 (VL) 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. 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.
We are looking for a Research Manager to lead ITN research activities - notably a portfolio of ITN durability monitoring studies in approximately 10 countries - across English- and French- speaking countries in Africa. The position will provide management, technical direction, oversight, and quality assurance to a technical team supporting the planning, implementation and analysis of the durability monitoring portfolio. The Research Manager will collaborate with senior Malaria department staff to shape the learning opportunities from the research portfolio, including writing for publication.
PSI is seeking a skilled, detail-oriented and dynamic candidate with historical success conducting and supervising multicountry research projects and a demonstrated interest in malaria vector control research. Candidates should have experience analyzing rigorous quantitative research data, have strong communication and technical writing skills, and a record of capacity building. A key to success for this position will be working effectively as part of a distributed team.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Research Manager will be expected to:
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 gets us excited?
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