Population Services International

Associate Program Manager, Communications

1 month ago
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Business Development & External Relations
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country
United States


Job title:       Associate Program Manager, Communications  

Department: Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Adolescents360

Reports to:   The Sr. Youth Technical Advisor

Travel:           Up to 15% international travel


Who we are:

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


Join us!

PSI seeks a communications officer to generate ongoing strategic communications activities to create buzz around the exciting Adolescents 360 project, a project that addresses adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania, as well as PSI’s youth work in general.


With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing Adolescents 360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19. The project is high profile and considered to be both Gates’ and CIFF’s “flagship” adolescent investments—communications activities need to live up to (and create) global excitement.


We seek a creative, independent and self-motivated Communications Associate with keen editorial judgement, top-notch writing and storytelling skills, and knowledge of the Sexual and Reproductive Health community of practice. PSI needs a do-er who can get their bearings quickly and go crazy helping A360 achieve its goal of sharing and inspiring transformational programming with both style and substance.


Experience with multi-country projects and/or communications for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs is a plus, but not necessary.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution


You will work closely with the DC-based project core team, country-level programmatic teams, The A360 Learning Advisor, Ideo.org, and A360 consortium partners to create and execute project communications plans and develop and execute a wide range of compelling and inspiring communications materials to promote the A360 project within the Global Health Community. Example materials could include: e-mail blasts, human interest stories, micro blog posts, infographics, social media interactions, Video-blogs, podcasts, etc. The sky is really the limit, and we love people who love DIY (if you have design skills we will be so happy, but we will have an illustrator and graphic designers on retainer as well).


We want beautiful, creative and fun communications that both inform and inspire while they establish A360 as a deeply innovative and empathetic project sharing groundbreaking evidence and activities that catalyze more effective programming for adolescents. You will also help us to create and curate content for our project micro-site: the A360 Hub and the A360Flub (an illuminating collection of uh-ohs).


The position is based PSIs DC office. This position will require close coordination and collaboration with many people and particularly Ideo.org—good people skills are a must. A desire to have fun at work is highly welcomed.


What are we looking for?

The basics

  • A bachelors or masters degree in communications
  • 3+ years of experience creating polished and impactful communications materials
  • Proven experience producing a wide variety of high quality multi-media communications products that are both stylish and substantive.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the Global Family Planning and/or Adolescent Health Space
  • Outstanding English written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Experience and excellence in working with large, multinational and intercultural teams.

What would get us excited?


Creative: You love doing things differently, seeking to delight and inspire your audience. You crave the space to experiment and “get wild.”


Self-starter: You can work independently, pitch and manage your own mini-projects, and meet deadlines.


Do-er: You love to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You aren’t afraid to experiment with infographic makers, BitStrips, Constant Contact and whatever else seems awesome. You will write the first draft, edit rough copy, take the pictures, edit the video, write the tweets, etc. You would love the chance to shape the strategy and show what you can do!


Please submit samples of products that you have developed.



  • Exempt
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.



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.


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