ITN CD Senior Consultant: VectorLink (VL)
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s 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.
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.
VectorLink seeks an experienced person to provide support to the final top-up activities of the Zambian Mass Campaign and to the planning and implementation of ITN Continuous Distribution (CD) activities.
Specific tasks include the following:
- Organize and/or participate in the end of mass campaign top activities; central-level TA to the NMEP following distribution and will support a provincial post-campaign review meeting and a central level report writing workshop.
- Assist the NMEP to set up the Zambian Continuous Distribution Working Group/sub-committee and act as secretariat for the meetings.
- Assist the NMCP to plan and implement a Continuous Distribution Assessment which will enable continuous distribution stakeholders to assess the existing continuous distribution channels in Zambia and to provide recommendations for improving or expanding them where appropriate.
- Assist the NMCP in the review of the Zambian current CD Guidelines and the implementation of the CD Workshop in order to update the guidelines
- Organize participation of Zambia’s CDWG on AMP CDWG calls, AMP weekly calls when appropriate and RBM Annual Meetings to highlight and showcase the work being done, successes achieved, and lessons learned for other countries:
- Other activities as determined by the PMI VectorLink Project (e.g. provide facilitatory support to start-up activities of the VL Misuse Assessment and Durability Monitoring activities)
- Weekly activity report
- Detailed trip reports
- Final reports for top-up activities, CD Assessment and CD Guidelines activities
What are we looking for?
A Zambian-based technical consultant who has:
- Experience in continuous distribution activities preferable
- Relevant experience working in ITN related activities such as mass campaigns.
- Knowledge of the Zambian MoH; NMEP and Zambian Implementing and Donor partners essential
- Knowledge and experience of working with the Zambian provincial, district and sub-district health levels
- Knowledge of broader health policies and National Malaria Control Programs and the Roll Back Malaria Program desirable.
- Representational skills and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders in a professional matter.
- Experience working with USAID and/or PMI a plus.
- Fluency in written and spoken English (essential).
- Excellent report writing skills
Estimated Level of Effort
Minimum 4 months of time over a 1-year period with potential to increase as needed based on activities.
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.
- Non- Exempt
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