Population Services International (PSI)

ITN Technical Advisor (PMI Vectorlink Project)

Population Services International (PSI)

Job Description

Job title: ITN Technical Advisor, PMI VectorLink Project Department: Malaria Location: Washington DC preferred* Reports to: Senior ITN Technical Advisor, PMI VectorLink Project ** Will consider East/West Africa based candidates but the candidate must be eligible to work in a country where PSI is registered. Who we are With almost 50 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! Project Background Working across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Cambodia, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (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. Specifically, the PMI VectorLink Project will build the capacity of country governments to use epidemiological, entomological, and coverage data to support the optimal deployment of vector control tools within each country context while promoting gender equity in all facets of planning and implementation. 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. 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 use. We are looking for an ITN Technical Advisor to support with the planning, implementation, and provision of technical assistance for ITN delivery programs as part of an integrated vector control package in multiple countries, and in partnership with PSI country offices. To date, PMI VectorLink has supported ITN activities in 12 countries. For more information: https://pmivectorlink.org/technical-areas/long-lasting-insecticide-treated-nets/   Your contribution
  • Support local PSI and the PMI VectorLink Project staff to work closely with country malaria control programs, PMI country offices, ITN stakeholders to achieve high-quality implementation of strategies and activities for achieving universal LLIN coverage.

  • Support the PMI VectorLink project 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 develop and implement the PMI VectorLink project activities ensuring that activities are implemented according to technical guidance from the donor and global best practices.

  • Review country workplan activities, performance indicators and targets, ensuring timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines.

  • Contribute to the development of quarterly/ annual programmatic reports and weekly progress updates for your portfolio of countries.

  • Produce and disseminate knowledge products and processes (toolkits, case studies, best practices, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices.

  • Act as a technical focal point for malaria for all PMI VectorLink Project global services and country offices.

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. The basics:
  • Education: Bachelor’s required in a relevant field such as public health, international development, or related field. Relevant graduate degree preferred.

  • Technical knowledge and credibility: Demonstrated global malaria technical advisor with established reputation for excellence in malaria control.

  • Experience: Have worked for at least five years in the global health sphere with at least 3 years of experience in a developing country preferred.

  • Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.

  • Donor Management: Knowledge of the global malaria partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community.

  • Language skills: Fluent French is highly preferred. Professional proficiency in English is essential.

  • Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both leading and working through others.

  • Curious: You are a fast learner and adaptable to new contexts.

  • Flexibility: Ability to travel up to 30%.

What would get us excited?
  • Experience in various aspects of malaria prevention and control, preferably in East Africa or West and Central Africa

  • Demonstrated experience in effective ITN delivery.

  • Strong writing and presentation skills.

This position is pending donor approval. 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. 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. 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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