Advisor II, Technical

Based in Washington DC

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to Deputy Technical Director, PMI Impact Malaria project

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!

The US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project is PMI’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, helping to improve the quality and increase the delivery of malaria diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention services in 18 countries around the world. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.

PMI Impact Malaria (IM) works with national malaria control programs.

The IM team is a results-focused, multi-disciplined and multi-cultured team, based out of Washington DC, working through PSI country offices as well as through our partners Jhpiego, MCDI and UCSF.

PSI seeks a Malaria Advisor II, Technical that will support the technical functions of the project, acting as technical focal point contributing your expertise and experience in malaria control and elimination to a large malaria service delivery award. Act as the primary technical focal point for malaria service delivery for a portfolio of countries, ensuring that activities are implemented according to technical guidance from the donor and global best practices. Provide technical support to project country teams in targeted countries in the execution of a large malaria service delivery contract. Increasingly involved in design of technical activities and strategy of PMI Impact Malaria country workplans and the Core workplan. Contribute to internal capacity building efforts across the PSI network.


Your contributions

-Technical: Contribute to the development and implementation of the project’s technical activities and strategy, including possibly leading development and implementation of discrete workstreams. Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build capacity of network members to effectively deliver results in line with PSI, the donor’s, and global best practices and the project’s technical strategy. Lead development and implementation of the project’s workplans in a portfolio of countries in collaboration with program management team with limited supervision. Support report writing (annual and quarterly) and development of technical reviews. 50% of the Time
-Program Management: Provide technical assistance to countries on program design, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Monitor country performance indicators and targets, ensuring timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines. Provide regular updates to the Deputy Technical Director on technical implementation of activities in your portfolio of countries. Proactively engage with project and country partners to improve coordination of activities at national level. 20% of the Time
-Representation: Under the guidance of the IM Technical Director, represent the project as required at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media. 15% of the Time
-Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management: At the request of the donor and the Technical Director, contribute to the development and implementation of the project’s thought leadership and knowledge management agenda, including the development and internal and external dissemination of technical and programmatic briefs, webinars, reports, and manuscripts for national and international audiences. 15% of the Time


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g., MPH, MSc, MPP, MPA, MBA) preferred.
-At least 7 years of related experience. -Demonstrate knowledge on malaria control and experience in supporting or managing malaria control activities in affected countries. Field experience working with or delivering malaria case management in a control setting preferred.
-Ability to share knowledge internally and externally with communities of practice.
-Ability to produce technical products and tools with minimal oversight and direction.
-Ability 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.

– Knowledge of the global malaria partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community preferred.

– Experience working with USAID preferred.

-Ability to lead development of technical approach for workplans with oversight. Experience and ability to quickly distill complex issues into essential and simple concepts and approaches.
– English professional proficiency required. Proficiency in French preferred.

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.

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