Intern Medical Representative – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement

Intern Medical Representative – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement, April 1 2024



Organization: Population Services International (PSI)

Position: Intern Medical Representative

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Internship

Deadline: April 11, 2024





Job Description


Position Title: Intern Medical Representative

Department/program: Income Generating Activities (IGA)

Level: TBD

Reports to: IGA Director

Based in: Addis Ababa, Regional Towns

Required number: Two

Duration of contract: 1 year contract, with possible extension based on performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration: As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2024

Who we are?

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

Join us!

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

PSI/Ethiopia wants to reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.  We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.   We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.  We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are looking for an intern medical representative who is responsible to intensify demand of our products and increase volume of sales, boost product awareness, build brand equity and reputation of our company.

Sounds like you? Read on!

Essential Functions:

·          Assist on review of product dossiers and latest scientific literature to develop relevant scientific information for medical detailing, design, and production of effective promotional materials, and to conduct product knowledge trainings.

·         Conduct compliant promotional medical detailing, continuing medical educations, round table discussions, one to one meetings, etc. with health care professionals to generate prescriptions and oral recommendations to increase demand for our products.

·         Adopt and engage key opinion leaders for various events like scientific conferences, product launch events, continuing medical educations, educational material development etc. to provide service on different activities and tasks.

·         Provide scientific updates and trainings to internal and external stakeholders on various subject matters like product knowledge, selling skill, new guidelines, literature review on latest scientific developments, etc.

·         Professionally represent PSI Ethiopia in various platforms and events to build company reputation and visibility.

·         Leverage on use of digital platforms for promotion of products, increase visibility and addressing queries of customers.

·         Design and implement various effective demand generation tools and objectively drive sales of products.

·         Collaborate with commercial team on preparation of channel strategies, route to market plans, and other related documents.

·         Support commercial team by chasing tender businesses opportunities, preparing tender documents, and participating in all relevant tenders.

·         Exercises all efforts to control costs and expenses and proactively monitor competition and market equilibrium.

·         Conduct market assessment and research to aid evidence-based decision making.

·         Prepare and submit quality periodic plans and reports, analyze data and generate meaningful information to aid decision making.

·         Collaborate with the team to develop marketing plans and brand plans, and ensure their effective implementations.

·         Collaborate with the team on development of launch plans for launch products/services and ensures their effective execution.

·         Vigilantly follow up on regulatory requirements and communications, and timely notify and address queries accordingly.

·         Generate new ideas and support on business incubation activities for product development and relevant partnerships.

·         Assist the IGA director and execute other tasks assigned by the director.

Generic Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Medical detailing and demand creation.

·         Increase sales of products.

·         Build brand equity.

·         Launch products.

·         Conduct trainings.

·         Periodic planning and reporting.

·         Field visits and promotional activities.

·         Documents development and review.


Job Requirements


Your Background


·         Formal education of bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm).

·         Bachelor and/or master’s degree in business administration, marketing, management or related field is a plus.

·         A minimum of 1 year related work experience.

·         Desirable skills including selling skill, effective communication skill, presentation skill, MS-Office.

Key performance indicators:

·      Effective demand generated.

·      Built brand equity.

·      Built customers relationship.

·      Relevant documents developed.

·      Achievement of sales targets and annual objectives.

·      Launch effectiveness.

·      Reasonable management of costs and expenses for business profitability.

·      Effective planning and reporting.


How to Apply


Are you intrigued? Apply!

By following our 3 steps application process:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Send your CV and application letter to clearly mark “Application for Intern Medical Representative Position” in the subject line.

3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your CV. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.

Application deadline is April 11, 2024. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


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