Population Services International

Program Manager, West & Central Africa

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/1/2018 2:26 PM)
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Washington, DC
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Program Manager, West & Central Africa

West & Central Africa

Based in Washington, D.C.

Up to 20% international travel

Reports to the Deputy Regional Director


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 entrepreneurial and dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Program Manager, West and Central Africa region.  The Program Manager will lead headquarters support to a portfolio of countries in the West and Central Africa region. S/he will be responsible for delivering financial, programmatic, and organizational support for country programs, connecting platforms with functional and technical departments in PSI/Washington; managing a small program support team; providing strategic planning support; fostering relationships with key donors; and developing new business opportunities for PSI.     


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

  • Ensure that the various technical, operational, financial and administrative needs of assigned country programs are being met by managing and coordinating a Regional Support Team and liaising with other support departments;
  • Assume direct responsibility for the overall financial health of assigned country programs;
  • Oversee the preparation, review, and approval process for WCA annual operating budgets. Closely monitor projections against actual progress and take corrective measures, as needed.
  • Participate in setting and monitoring country objectives and strategies and developing the long-term vision of success for country programs;
  • Provide technical assistance travel to field offices;
  • Assist in building, maintaining, and strengthening donor relations; Represent project in all financial and administrative aspects to the donor, consortium partners, auditors and PSI HQ.
  • Support and contribute to New Business Development opportunities, including developing new contacts and funding sources, identifying new project/product opportunities, writing proposals, developing donor budgets, and designing new programmatic interventions;
  • Play a lead role in the recruitment and training of PSI/W Regional Support Team staff and assist with recruitment of field-based staff, as appropriate; Supervise and mentor a team with attention to opportunities for growth and development;
  • Advise Regional Director on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the country programs or impacting operations overall


What are we looking for?

  • At least five years’ work experience in a developing country, preferably in Africa;
  • Four years’ prior management experience, including supervision of staff;
  • Financial management experience, including significant demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring budgets;
  • Demonstrated management capacity in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPA, MPH, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience with international donors and familiarity with international development and health issues; experience with USAID, DfID and Global Fund highly preferred;
  • Knowledge and experience with KfW funding, policies and procedures;
  • Private sector management, marketing and/or communications experience preferred; and
  • Fluency in English and a high level of proficiency in French required.

Icing on the cake

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; you feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say and can effectively interact with senior management.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently.  We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won’t hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.
  • Champion of Fun. You support the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who smile and encourage others through both easy and tough tasks.



  • Exempt

*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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