Population Services International

  • Program Officer

    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job Title Program Officer

    Department: Malaria, Child Survival, and Sanitation

    Based in Washington, DC

    Reports to the Country Operations 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!

    Population Services International (PSI) seeks a Program Officer (PO) for a large malaria service delivery project. The PO should have management and international experience, relevant language skills, and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully implementing international health programs under a contract.


    The PO will have wide‑ranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels and across departments both in Washington and overseas. The PO will provide project management and operational support to a portfolio of countries. The person in this role will serve as a key liaison between the country teams, the CORE project team, subcontractors, and PSI technical and service departments. The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills, and a willingness to assume varied duties. 



    This position is contingent upon funding. 


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    • Work with the CORE project team and field offices on the development of country workplans and project deliverables.
    • Serve as the primary contact to country offices and as a liaison between project leadership in country, CORE project staff, PSI HQ technical and functional departments, and subcontractors.
    • Provide support to program implementation and advise platforms and CORE staff on process improvements, capacity building needs, risk mitigation, project development, and strategic issues.
    • Monitor contract compliance across project countries.
    • Work closely with the Finance Team to provide financial management support to the country offices including forecasting, monitoring project and annual budgets against programmatic scope of work.
    • Provide results-oriented technical assistance to country offices on matters related to budget development, subcontract management and compliance, and general program management support, as needed.
    • Support programmatic and financial reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention.
    • Complete monthly financial reviews with the project and country teams.
    • Advise project team on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and/or risks.
    • Reinforce the development of robust systems for monitoring subcontractors’ financial performance and risk and support the country team by sharing relevant tools and building strong capacity within PSI national staff.
    • Ensure Patriot Act and Transparency Act reporting and compliance.
    • Coordinate closely with the CORE project team and Grants and Contracts Department to evaluate country office risk and design relevant monitoring and capacity building plans related to development of both internal country office staff and subcontractor capacity.


    What are we looking for?

    • At least 3 years of experience working with increasing responsibilities in contract management, subcontract management, or a related field.
    • In-country experience living or working in a developing country.
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the subcontractor management lifecycle.
    • Relevant graduate degree (MPH, MBA, etc.) strongly preferred; Bachelor's degree required
    • Experience working with USAID contracts and program implementation; multi-country experience strongly preferred.
    • Strong financial acumen to be able to track financials and contribute to project forecasting and variance analysis.
    • A keen sense of urgency and strong work ethic, positive mindset, and comfort with the ambiguity and pace of a dynamic and bureaucratic environment.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and with both “dotted” and “solid” line reporting and communication relationships.
    • Fluency in French preferred.  
    • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

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



    • Exempt
    • This position is contingent upon funding. 

    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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