Project Director: Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Infants

Population Services International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 12

Position description

The Project Director will provide overall leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure timely implementation and reporting of activities. The Project Director will be based in Washington D.C. and will liaise with National Malaria Control Programs, national immunization programs, and Consortium members to ensure effective coordination and implementation of this project.

You will:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical oversight;
  • Serve as a key liaison with Unitaid, country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public sector;
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision;
  • Manage and supervise the work of key project personnel and consortium partners;
  • Oversee the work planning process, performance management, knowledge management and strategic communications;
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of multi-country operational research pilots;
  • Oversee project financial management, including, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting.


The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team;
  • Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates;
  • Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough;
  • Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind;
  • Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results;
  • Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics:

  • A Master’s degree related to health, social sciences, or development;
  • At least 10 years of professional experience working with developing countries, with at least 3 years of senior level experience supporting or leading complex, multi-country projects;
  • Demonstrated capacity to operate within the malaria international community strongly preferred;
  • Effective English oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to interact professionally in French is strongly preferred;
  • References will be required;
  • PSI will consider work visa sponsorship for this position subject to legal eligibility requirements;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager: You have been a Project Director/Deputy Director of a multi-country project before, Unitaid experience strongly preferred;
  • A connector: You have experience working with Ministries of Health, and global health organizations with public and private sector experience.

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