Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Communications Advisor, VMMC
Based in Malawi
Reports to Chief of Party, VMMC
The position is contingent upon funding and donor approval
Who we are
With over 45 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.
Malawi is a small country, heavily reliant on agriculture as a source of income and food. Being one of the poorest countries with a population of over 17 million, the public sector faces enormous challenges to support and sustain quality health services.
Formed in 1994 with its core programs in HIV prevention and reproductive health, PSI/Malawi has grown into the country’s leading social marketer. Today, PSI/Malawi’s portfolio includes a range of products and services to include HIV self-testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, water-borne disease prevention, malaria prevention, male condoms (Chishango), female condoms (Care and Whisper), family planning services and products (Safe Plan) and Tunza franchise clinics.
We are looking for a Communications Advisor to help us design, roll-out and implement communication strategies to promote increased uptake of VMMC among males aged 15-29. Implementation of the program is expected to be in 4 to 5 districts in southern region of Malawi. PSI Malawi is expected to expand availability and accessibility of VMMC services, ensure their quality, and increase demand for VMMC within the targeted age group of young men aged 15-29 years. Implementation will also strengthen linkages between VMMC and other relevant HIV, health and social services.
Sound like you? Read on.
The Communication Advisor will lead the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of communication strategies and interventions to promote increased uptake of VMMC. S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive health communication interventions, and related capacity strengthening.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
S/he will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
What would get us excited?
Exempt; Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.
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.