Placement Organization: PSI/Burundi
Placement Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
Eligible Citizenship: American
About: The mission of PSI is to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. Social marketing engages private sector resources and uses private sector techniques to encourage healthy behavior and make markets work for the poor. PSI/Burundi is currently working in the areas of Reproductive Health, including HIV testing and counseling, condom sales via the private sector, and Maternal and Child Health, notably malaria prevention. PSI/Burundi plans to expand into family planning and additional maternal and child health areas in 2013.
Position Overview: PSI/Burundi is looking for a fellow to assist in the area of marketing and communication, notably in developing innovative approaches to reach the youth target population of Burundi. The fellow will work closely with the Director of Communications & Marketing and the HIV and Reproductive Health teams to integrate these new, innovative approaches into program activities.
Responsibilities: This person will work closely with the Director of Communications & Marketing as well as various programmatic departments to integrate new technologies and innovative approaches to communication and marketing in PSI’s programming. The person in this position will review current methods of communication and propose improvements/innovations as well as develop curriculum for mass communication messaging and trainings. This person will also be expected to work with the Sales team to develop strategies for increasing sales and analyzing available sales data.
Required Skills and Experience:
- At least a medium level of French language proficiency
- Marketing/communication experience (preference to those with experience in innovative approaches and behavior change communication)
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Experience/interest in new, innovative approaches (SMS for mass messaging, GIS mapping to inform decisions, marketing approaches, etc.)
- Experience in behavior change communication with a preference for those with experience in public health
- Experience in adult learning techniques
- Proactive, self-motivated and able to multitask
Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included.