Population Services International

  • Associate Manager, New Business Development

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development & External Relations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Associate Manager

    New Business Development

    Based in Washington DC

    Up to 10% international travel

    Reports to the Senior NBD Manager


    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.

    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.

    Join us!

    PSI seeks applicants for the position of New Business Development Associate Manager to assist in PSI’s activities in developing new business worldwide with foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors.  PSI’s NBD Department offers assistance to field-based programs when responding to the US government, DFID, KFW, Global Fund, corporate, foundation, and other donor requests for proposals.  The Department has annual fundraising goals typically in excess of $500 million. The New Business Development Associate Manager will be based in Washington, D.C., with approximately 10% overseas travel, and reports to the Senior Manager of New Business Development.  


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    The New Business Development Associate Manager is a demanding, challenging and exciting role, requiring a dynamic individual with strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills and a sharp focus on details.


    You will:

    • Support NBD Manager and Senior Manager on proposal pre-planning and capture efforts and supports the Deputy and Director as needed on strategic and departmental projects.
    • Lead small, follow on bids with significant input from NBD Manager (e.g., CDC and DoD bids)
    • Manage key aspects of proposal development by working with field and headquarters staff on program design, proposal writing and (on occasion) cost proposal development (e.g., writes Past Performance References, capacity statements, polishes CVs, scores key personnel);
    • Travel at times as part of a team to provide technical assistance to the field programs as needed for proposal development;
    • Contribute to the continuous improvement of PSI’s systems for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new business opportunities, developing proposals and budgets, and managing institutional knowledge;
    • Assist with coordinating efforts between PSI and partner organizations on specific proposals;
    • Research and writing briefs for PSI staff on issues related to New Business Development 
    • (e.g. donor and partner organization profiles);
    • Liaise with PSI regional staff and platforms to prepare for upcoming proposal opportunities and other business development needs.
    • Track bids in Salesforce. Participates and writes-up mtg notes held by NBD and Senior manager on bids.
    • Send out key updates from donors
    • Submit bids developed by NBD and Senior NBD Managers


    What are we looking for?

    The basics:


    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree strongly (MBA, MPA, MPH) preferred;
    • 3+ years of experience related to international development; demonstrated NBD experience, ideally with either US government or Foundations strongly preferred;
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Self-starter, able to achieve results with limited supervision;
    • Knowledge of international development and health issues required;
    • Outstanding English writing skills required; all applicants must undergo a writing evaluation;
    • Developing country work experience and foreign language skills (especially French, Spanish, or Portuguese) strongly preferred.


    What would get us excited?

    • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
    • Familiarity with international health issues. You have experience in and passion for global public health.
    • 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.

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



    • Exempt

    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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