Technical Advisor, Non Communicable Diseases
Population Services International - Washington, DC

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PSI seeks experienced, dynamic candidates for the position of Technical Advisor, Non Communicable diseases (NCDs). The Technical Advisor, NCDs is responsible for proactively and dynamically leading the growth of PSI’s NCD technical, research and programmatic portfolio, which currently includes interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat and appropriately refer for: cancer, type II diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. The Technical Advisor for NCDs is specifically responsible for providing technical, strategic and fundraising support and technical assistance to PSI country programs in implementing NCD interventions. The Technical Advisor will also represent PSI at national and international NCD technical working groups, task forces, meetings and conferences. Travel will be approximately 25% of time. This position will be based in Washington, DC and reports to the Vice President & Senior Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Tuberculosis (SRHT).

RESPONSIBILITIES :
Oversee and coordinate the implementation of PSI’s current NCD operational plan and update this plan as is strategically and technically appropriate.

Lead fundraising efforts for NCD research and implementation, working closely with country programs and PSI’s New Business Development department.

Manage PSI’s current multi-country cervical cancer project, including technical and programmatic coordination with country programs, partner management, donor management, and reporting as needed.

Track NCD programs across PSI for appropriate technical design and implementation, as well as actively seek opportunities to integrate such programs with existing health area interventions and platforms (e.g. family planning, maternal health, HIV, TB).

Respond to PSI country program requests for information in a timely manner, and provide remote and in-country technical support as requested, for existing and planned PSI NCD country programs.

Identify, develop, and disseminate relevant program design, implementation, best practices, technologies, and monitoring and research information for NCDs, and facilitate information exchange between PSI programs e.g. through regular webinars, technical updates, etc.

Oversee and coordinate the development and review of quality assurance systems for NCDs, including clinical protocols, quality assurance standards, and review of platform training curricula, in collaboration with other SRHT Quality Assurance team colleagues.

Collaborate with and support PSI’s Analytics and Global Business Systems teams to manage the routine collection of DHIS2 NCD-related information, analyze and appropriately disseminate the data for improved decision making.

Represent PSI in international and US domestic fora including inter-agency technical working groups and task forces focusing on NCDs, conferences, and meetings.

Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with external partners.

Lead the documentation and dissemination of examples of PSI’s NCD work, e.g. via case studies, journal publications, conference abstracts, PSI’s website, PSI blog posts, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS :
Relevant master’s or doctoral degree (MPH, PhD, ScD); nursing, MBBS or MD degree or clinical experience in NCD a plus.

At least 5 years of work experience working in service delivery, operations research, and/or NCD-related fundraising, preferably with significant developing country experience.

Fluency in English required, and proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.

Excellent English written and oral communication skills and ability to work well with a team.

Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

The successful candidate will be confident and highly articulate; a highly proactive self-starter and creative thinker that adds value to country programs; have the ability to effectively lead, inspire and build collaboration to promote NCD work at PSI; have excellent communication, presentation, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; and, bring a passion for NCD prevention and mitigation to the position.

STATUS:
Exempt

Level 6

Please apply online at www.psi.org . No calls or emails please.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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