The Greater Mekong Subregion Elimination of Malaria through Surveillance (GEMS) program is one of PSI’s flagship programs in the region, with a strong track record of adaptive delivery, innovation and thought leadership. GEMS engages diverse private health care providers to offer quality malaria testing, treatment, and reporting in accordance with national policies in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. It uses data-driven iteration and a community engagement approach to ensure that services reach the highest risk populations in appropriate ways. It also uses surveillance data to inform and influence malaria elimination responses and strategies at the subnational, national and regional levels.
GEMS will complete its fourth and final year at the end of 2019, and is seeking a new Technical Director to lead the anticipated second phase (2020-2023), which is expected to continue to be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The position provides overall leadership for PSI’s evidence-based malaria elimination strategy in the region and will serve as the lead advocate and voice of the program to government, technical and financial stakeholders, and other implementing partners. The Technical Director leads a small regional hub team that is working with our country teams to implement the program to the highest technical standards. A small portion of time may be expected to be dedicated to providing malaria technical support to other countries in the Asia region and engaging with PSI’s global malaria team.
This position will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and will report to PSI’s Southeast Asia Regional Representative. The Technical Director will travel within and outside the region to support the country teams and represent the program. Please note that funding for this position is expected, but cannot yet be confirmed.
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