Population Services International

  • Program Assistant, West & Central Africa

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/24/2018 2:43 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    West & Central Africa
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: Program Assistant

    Department: West & Central Africa

    Based in Washington, DC

    Reports to the Regional Director, WCA 


    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

    We are looking for a Program Assistant (PA) to support program management functions in the West and Central Africa (WCA) department . The PA will have wide-ranging responsibilities and work with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas.  You will be responsible for providing finance and programmatic administrative support. 

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    WCA Admin Support

    • Assist with travel arrangements for WCA staff including: helping to secure visas for urgent travel, making hotel reservations and airport pick-up for visitors to D.C., reconcile travel expenses, and oversee reimbursements;
    • Assist with regional expenses and reconciliation other than travel;
    • Assist in the preparation, review and editing of documents, presentations, reports, and proposals; compile and collect data; and draft correspondence as needed;
    • Assist with communications to the field and collating responses.
    • Schedule and prepare for meetings and take minutes as requested;
    • Assist with the organization and coordination of departments meetings, workshops and events;
    • Assist with procurement and logistics of services and payments;
    • Create and maintain filing systems, classifying, and tracking country-specific documentation and design innovative ways to manage knowledge and information tracking needs, including compilation of selected metrics;
    • Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required.


    What are we looking for?

    The basics

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • You have at least 1 year experience working in a fast‑paced office environment.
    • You have advanced computer skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • You are customer service oriented.

    What would get us excited?

    • Fluency in French: You are fluent and enjoy speaking and writing French.
    • Excellent Interpersonal Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds.
    • Can-do Attitude. You can juggle multiple competing deadlines without getting flustered and with a sense of humor.
    • Your Passion: You are passionate about international health and development issues.
    • Organizational and Administrative Wiz. You love staying organized and paying special attention to details.

    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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