Population Services International
Who we are
PSI Malawi is affiliated to Population Service International, a Washington DC based non-governmental and nonprofit making organization. Since 1994, PSI Malawi has partnered the government of Malawi in providing high impact implementation of services across a wide range of health areas including Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, Child Survival, and water-borne disease prevention. PSI Malawi is a champion of consumer powered healthcare, leveraging innovative approaches to behavior change communications such as human centered design; that use consumer insights to inform how we design, deliver, and scale health solutions.
PSI Malawi, will support a consortium of partners in the development and implementation of an integrated SBCC strategy for a USAID funded multi-year health systems strengthening and service delivery project which will be implemented in Chitipa, Karonga, Kasungu, Salima and Nkhotakota. The project goal is reducing maternal, new-born, and child mortality through improved access and quality of health service delivery.
We are looking for a Technical Advisor – Integrated SBCC to act as PSI Malawi’s key representative within the project and will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and execution of SBCC components. This involves leading development of an integrated SBCC strategy, capacity building and supporting consortium partners in implementation and evaluation of core interventions under the strategy. S/he will liaise with and maintain productive collaborative relationships with consortium partners and key project stakeholders
Project leadership and management of all components including budget, staff, reporting and engagement with prime partner/ funders
Develop a logical and unified SBCC strategy that addresses multiple health areas including MNCH/FP/RH/nutrition, WASH, and malaria.
Coordinate design and implementation of formative behavioral research, identifying barriers and motivators to desired behaviors. Synthesize findings to inform SBCC strategy development.
Work with the MERL team within the consortium to develop appropriate SBCC indicators and monitoring and evaluation approaches as necessary.
Provide technical support to multi sectoral consortium partners in strategy implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Coordinate SBCC strategy dissemination and lead in knowledge management for project SBCC interventions and project learning documentation.
Lead demand side capacity strengthening for key sub-national SBCC actors including district health office staff, public and private institutions, local organizations, and providers
Represent PSI Malawi and project to relevant high level technical working groups, meetings, and conferences. Provide regular reports to the PSI Malawi DED/Head of Programs and the Consortium programmatic and technical personnel, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned
What are we looking for?
Master’s Degree in Social Behaviour Change Communication, Marketing, Journalism, or related field.
At least 5 – 8 years’ relevant experience managing SBCC projects or Communications functions in large scale projects focusing on creating demand for integrated services.
Experience with integrated SBCC an added advantage
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 Malawi serves its consumers and partners with the Malawi government through thick and thin.
References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
PSI maintains zero tolerance for child abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitative acts or threats by our employees, consultants, volunteers, contractors, or anyone associated with the delivery of our programs and services and takes seriously all complaints of misconduct brought to our attention.
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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Mode of Application
Qualified candidates with the specified qualifications and experience should submit their application letters together with detailed curriculum vitae with names and contact details of at least three traceable referees by 31st August 2022, to The Head of Human Resources, PSI Malawi, Box 30132, Lilongwe through: email@example.com, indicating “TECHNICAL ADVISOR – INTEGRATED SBCC” as the subject line. Only applications sent through email will be reviewed.