Job Title: Technical Director, Zimbabwe ZAPIM II Activity
Department: Anglophone Africa, PSI/Zimbabwe
Based in Harare, Zimbabwe
Reports to Chief of Party, ZAPIM II Activity
- Contingent upon funding
Who We Are
With over 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.
PSI seeks a Technical Director to provide technical guidance on the design, introduction, and implementation of malaria control and elimination strategies under an anticipated $25M 5-year USAID/PMI-funded project with PSI/Zimbabwe. The project will support capacity building of National Malaria Control Program in all areas of malaria prevention and treatment in control and elimination settings.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Technical Director will be responsible for providing technical guidance on design, introduction, and implementation of malaria control and elimination strategies under the USAID/PMI Zimbabwe ZAPIM II Activity. PSI anticipates the project will provide technical assistance to the Government of Zimbabwe to implement malaria vector control, service delivery, surveillance, social and behavior change, and operational research.
The Technical Director will be responsible for supporting the COP and DCOP to ensure that project activities are implemented according to international and national guidelines and best practices. The Technical Director will also be responsible for ensuring quality of malaria control and elimination strategies implemented by the ZAPIM II Activity. The Technical Director will also be responsible for strengthening the technical capacity of national programming, program staff and any sub-partners.
Under the supervision of the COP and in line with Government of Zimbabwe, USAID and PSI policies, guidelines and best practices, the Technical Director will be responsible for:
- Monitoring the publication of new evidence at the global and regional level on malaria control and elimination strategies.
- Developing analytically sound and comprehensive reports on the design, introduction, and implementation of malaria control and elimination strategies in Zimbabwe, in line with national program strategies and guidelines.
- Supporting coordination mechanisms across consortium partners to ensure adherence to Zimbabwean and global guidelines and best practices for malaria control and elimination, and responsiveness to the National Malaria Control Program.
- Mentoring internal project and external program staff in Zimbabwean and global best practices in malaria control and elimination.
- Ensuring that project activities are implemented in line with Zimbabwean program strategies, guidelines and plans, and WHO guidelines and best practices for malaria control and elimination.
- Continuously building the capacity and knowledge of program staff.
- Developing partnerships and relationships with key in-country, regional and global technical stakeholders and thought leaders.
- Support the project team to prepare annual work plans and reports.
- Collect, distill, and disseminate malaria control and elimination best practices to inform the broader community of practice.
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.
- Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or equivalent field. Doctorate an advantage.
- At least 8 years’ experience working on malaria control and elimination, preferably in Zimbabwe or an elimination setting.
- Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
- Demonstrated global malaria technical knowledge with established reputation for excellence in malaria control and elimination. Familiarity with the Zimbabwean MoHCC and National Malaria Control Program strategies, priorities and approaches a plus.
- 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.
- Demonstrated knowledge of malaria control and experience in managing a malaria program.
- Sound technical knowledge of malaria and vector control policy and context in Zimbabwe or another similar context
- Experience mentoring others in best practices and the development of malaria control and elimination strategies
- Excellent writing and presentation abilities.
- References will be required.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
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.