Advisor II, Technical

Based in Washington, D.C. or any country PSI has a registered office

Up to 30% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = N/A

Reports to Deputy Director, Malaria Department

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 is seeking an experienced, dynamic Malaria Technical Advisor II to support the Malaria 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.

PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and innovation-driven Malaria Technical Advisor II to sustain PSI’s efforts to scale up its malaria programs globally, lead the implementation of technical activities in line with PSI and global best practices, capture and share best practices, as well as provide technical support to specific country programs to ensure high quality of and measurable impact through their malaria programs


Your contributions

-Technical: Contribute to the development and implementation of the malaria department’s, project’s, or network member’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 and global best practices and the department’s, project’s, or network member’s technical strategy. Lead development and implementation of department’s, project’s, or network member’s workplans in collaboration with the program management team with limited supervision. Support report writing and development of technical guidance. 40% of the Time

-Program Management: Provide inputs into development of budget by malaria department’s, project’s, or network member’s program management team. 20% of the Time
-Representation: Represent the department, project, or network member internally and externally. 15% of the Time
-Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management: Contribute to the development and implementation of the department’s, project’s, or network member’s thought leadership and knowledge management agenda, including the development and internal and external dissemination of technical and programmatic briefs, webinars, reports, and manuscripts. 10% of the Time
-Fundraising: Contributes to new business development by writing or reviewing proposals. May serve as lead writer on a medium bid or pieces of a larger bid. 10% of the Time

-May manage people; provide coaching and mentoring to staff. 5% of the Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field
-Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., MPH, MSc, MBA, ME) preferred
-At least 7 years of relevant work experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
-Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge of malaria control and proven experience in managing a malaria program. Knowledge of the Malaria partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community. preferred Experience working with the Global Fund and/or USAID.
-Ability to provide technical assistance to PSI network with minimal support.
-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 develop and maintain relationships with internal and external colleagues. Able to work as a member of a team and independently.
-Ability to lead development of technical approach for proposals with oversight.
-Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
-Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.

o 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.

-Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a quantitative or qualitative data analysis program preferred.

o Strong oral, writing, and presentation skills, including effective communication of deliverables through data visualization.

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, Fluency in written and spoken English; French or Portuguese 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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