Title: Associate Program Manager
Department: Global Fund Management Unit
Based in Washington, D.C.
Up to 20% international travel
Reports to the Program 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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets 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.
Population Services International (PSI) seeks an Associate Program Manager (APM) for the Global Fund Management Unit (GFMU). The APM should have management and international experience, relevant language skills, and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully implementing international health programs through Global Fund Principal Recipient grants.
The APM will have wide‑ranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas, providing project management and operational support to a portfolio of countries. The APM will serve as the key liaison between the country teams, the GFMU and PSI global services. The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills and a willingness to assume varied duties and projects.
In addition to driving operational excellence, the APM will advise country offices and/or lead the subaward management process from development of the agreement to initiating and tracking subaward advances/payments to building the capacity of subaward managers in our country offices, based on the specific country context and existing staffing coverage in country. The APM will work closely with colleagues in the GFMU and the Grants and Contracts Department to ensure subaward management is in line with overall program management, donor requirements, and PSI policies.
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What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin
Our ideal candidate will possess:
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. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
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.