Senior Malaria Technical Advisor, USAID/Burundi Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Immunization, and Malaria (RMNCI+M) Activity


Job ID: 2024-3813
Type: Proposal
# of Openings: 1
Category: Global Operations
Population Services International


Senior Malaria Technical Advisor, USAID/Burundi Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Immunization, and Malaria (RMNCI+M) Activity
Based in Bujumbura, Burundi
10% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Ineligible
Reports to Project Chief of Party
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Who we are
PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.

Join us!
PSI Burundi blends market development and behavior strategies to support Burundian people to make, and own, their health choices, particularly across the fields of sexual and reproductive health, malaria, and HIV. By working alongside the public and private sector, the Government of Burundi and market actors, PSI Burundi paves pathways to quality, affordable consumer-powered care.

PSI seeks an experienced Senior Malaria Technical Advisor, for an anticipated five-year $25M-45.99M USAID Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Immunization, and Malaria (RMNCI+M) Activity in Burundi. The goal of the Activity is to support comprehensive RNMCI and Malaria services at the health facility and community levels. It aims to strengthen the health system at the national and district levels to improve delivery of high-quality RNMCI+M services across the continuum of care; promote healthy behaviors among youth, men, and women; and strengthen the health system to support delivery of integrated care.


The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor, will assume leadership and responsibility for providing technical oversight of the Malaria components of the Activity, encompassing design, work planning, implementation, and reporting. They will supervise all malaria activities in conjunction with other technical leads, strategies to increase demand for Malaria services, and the capacity strengthening approach in facilities to build health providers’ capacities for Malaria services provision. They will support the CoP in providing technical direction for Activity implementation ensuring Malaria outcomes are met. The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will actively engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the achievement of project deliverables, spearhead internal and external capacity building initiatives, and contribute to knowledge sharing and learning. They should serve as a thought leader both internally and externally in their field, contribute to and may lead internal and external capacity building efforts as well as facilitate robust linkages with all other Activity components.

Salary Range:
$108,000 (MINIMUM) – $135,000 (MID-POINT) – $162,000 (MAXIMUM)
The annual base salary range reflected above is in USD. * We value transparency and have provided the full salary range for this role. Actual base salary compensation may vary and will be determined by factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, experience, internal equity, external market analysis, and other business factors permitted by law. Hiring above the mid-point of the range would not be typical to allow for potential future salary growth. PSI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health care, retirement plan, generous leave, as well as other great benefits. For more information, please ask your recruiter or visit https://www.psi.org/careers/ to learn more!

*Candidates approved to receive expatriate packages will receive the appropriate compensation and allowance package. For candidates approved to be hired directly through the local PSI office, pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.



Your contributions:

  • Lead and contribute to the development and implementation of the project’s technical activities and strategy, including analyzing evidence to develop and introduce innovative technical approaches. Ensure project(s) technical workplans are completed on time, on budget, and in accordance with PSI quality standards. 35% of Time
  • Monitoring of interventions to enhance malaria case management and ICCM outcomes and promote sustainable health behavior changes at individual and community levels, while strengthening community and facility capacity for high-quality malaria control services.
  • Engage with external partners, PSI departments and country programs as a subject matter expert for the integration of malaria services. Develop project technical guidance. Represent the project at internal fora and assist in fostering, maintaining, and strengthening strategic partnerships internally and externally. Provide technical assistance and/or training to build the capacity of project staff. May manage other technical advisors and project staff and/or provide coaching and mentoring to staff. Time 25%
  • Apply national standards, guidelines, and best practices to enhance integrated service delivery and related policy development and implementation.
  • Develop content for publications (e.g., blogs, manuscripts, etc.) and contribute to program reporting as outlined under project deliverables, ensuring timely dissemination of key findings and best practices to inform management and donor decisions. Oversee and contribute to reporting on program activities, including synthesis of key learnings and dissemination of best practices. Ensure timely project technical reports for management and donors’ decision-making process. 20% of Time
  • Represent the project at technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy forums, to influence policy development and showcase technical expertise and project impact. Develop and maintain relationships with external partner organizations and donors, though representation of the project(s), demonstrating technical expertise, capacity, and experience in technical area. 10% of Time
  • Utilize evidence-based tools and innovations to enhance project performance and reputation, collaborating with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to establish frameworks for tracking progress, KPIs, and impact of integrated malaria activities. Provide inputs to the project’s program management team for the development of budgets and budget realignments by project’s program management team. 10% of 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?

  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in Public Health, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of related experience. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated professional expertise (minimum 7 years) in designing, implementing, and managing malaria activities of similar scope and size, with experience in Burundi highly desirable and/or with PMI/other donor-funded malaria programs.
  • Proven experience in managing activities addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, integrated malaria service provision, as well as policy and advocacy for malaria control.
  • Strong familiarity with Burundi’s institutional, policy, and programming context.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance internally and externally.
  • Ability to contribute to both internal and external research and knowledge dissemination efforts in the field of malaria.
  • Ability to share knowledge internally and externally with communities of practice and effectively represent the project externally.
  • Ability to distill complex technical concepts into strategic goals, objectives, and approaches; demonstrate strategic decision-making.
  • Ability to design solutions to complex technical challenges.
  • Ability to manage the execution of complex technical projects or initiatives.
  • Ability to work with teams of technical advisors to achieve technical objectives.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Familiarity with a quantitative or qualitative data analysis program preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and French.
  • 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 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.

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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