Malaria Technical Communications Consultant

Population Services International

About the organization

PSI has a rapidly expanding portfolio of malaria programs in over 30 countries, worldwide, which accounts for more than a third of the total business of the organization. PSI's global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy and funding and strengthening global capacity. For the Malaria Department this means moving quality malaria case management closer to consumers; bringing next generation ITNs and other novel vector control solutions to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the value of drug-based prevention interventions, such as IPTi and SMC.



Scope of Work

Development of a malaria communications strategy document
Development of a workplan to accompany the communications strategy document
Production of a pipeline of outputs that aligns with external conferences, fundraising opportunities, and external priorities.
Development of source language for funding opportunities related to PSI malaria capacity, technical approaches and methodologies.
Lead the production of technical outputs, including at least one peer review publication, three technical learning briefs, and three blog entries. To be determined based on the strategy document and agreed with the consultant.
Support technical staff as a co-author or contributor by providing content guidance, copy editing, design templates, and peer-review publication support.
Compose, accurate summaries of new evidence and key reports that can be used in fundraising, program design, research design, concept note development, or for program improvement. Number to be determined based on strategy.


Skill Set and Experience Requirements

Experience developing communication/dissemination plans and communicating technical content through external fora (in person and online)
There is a strong preference for a track record of proven malaria technical publications or communications experience (within past 5 years)
Track record of peer review publications
Ability to shape project learning content for different audiences and frame findings for internal learning and external influence
Familiarity with digital communications and social media content management
Experience writing proposals/concepts notes, and receiving funding awards
The consultant must have the ability to work independently, excellent written and verbal communications, and with strong outcomes orientation that gets results.
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.

Application instructions

Application Requirements

To be considered, interested candidates should submit the following documents to [email protected] by October 15th, 2021:

A proposed work plan with estimated LOE per deliverable
CV or portfolio describing relevant experience
References from at least 2 previous clients or employers
Cost proposal to complete the planned work
A recent writing sample
Rate history

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