Population Services International

Technical Associate, Malaria and WASH

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2021 10:11 AM)
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Technical Health Areas
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Population Services International
Position Location: Country
United States


Technical Associate, Malaria & WASH

Based in Washington DC

Up to 25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Remote Eligible

Reports to Digital Health and Monitoring Advisor, 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 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its 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. 


Join us!

PSI seeks a Technical Associate focused on routine project monitoring and analytics within its Malaria programs with occasional support to the WASH portfolio. This associate will support the Malaria & WASH Department to deliver on PSI’s rapidly expanding portfolio of malaria programs in over 27 countries, worldwide, accounting for more than a third of PSI’s 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 generation LLINs to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the control value of drug-based prevention interventions.



Your contributions

  • Technical: Support the implementation of the department's, project's, or network member's technical activities and strategy, including assisting in the preparation and editing of technical outputs, including tools, guides, and desk reviews. 40% of the Time
  • Program Management: Support development, implementation, and monitoring of workplans and budgets in collaboration with the department's, project's, or network member's program management team. Serve as a liaison between technical team and program management team. 30% of the Time 
  • Representation: Support the department's, project's, or network member's administrative requests, primarily scheduling and hosting internal and external calls, taking notes during calls, and disseminating and tracking action items after calls. 10% of the Time
  • Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management: Support the implementation of the department's, project's, or network member's thought leadership and knowledge management agenda, including the review, cataloging, and internal dissemination of relevant tools, resources, and materials. 10% of the Time 
  • Fundraising: Contribute to new business development by drafting and compiling components of a proposal and providing support such as editing and producing data tables. 10% of the Time  

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change.


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field 
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated basic technical knowledge in malaria or other global infectious diseases.
  • Any statistical and geospatial analysis experience (R, SPSS, STATA, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software).
  • Working knowledge of common health information management systems, e.g., DHIS2, a plus.
  • Ability to collect, clean, and assess available data for its quality and use for analyses.
  • Ability to support technical advisors with descriptive analyses of epidemiological and project monitoring data
  • Ability to learn and comply with established processes, organize, and accurately maintain records, identify problems, and suggest improvements, and tackle challenges.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to manage time through shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Organized.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support team. Able to work as a member of a team and independently.
  • Exhibit flexibility and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Proficiency in a relevant language (French) other than English preferred.
  • Cultural humility and respect.


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.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.


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