Population Services International

  • Program Coordinator, Acceleration Markets (Temporary)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/8/2019 3:59 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title: Program Coordinator (Temporary)

    Department: Acceleration Market Group

    Based in Washington, DC

    Reports to the Sr. PM, Accelerated Market Group


    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 7,000 “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!

    This position is an opportunity to be part of a new team of Acceleration Market Group Countries at PSI. PSI is building a team who can support creative, new ways of shaping health markets and shifting policy and funding.


    PSI seeks a Program Coordinator (temporary) to support this Acceleration Market. The Coordinator is a key member of department, whose mission is to deliver high-quality, demand-driven services to PSI’s program management team and our field programs, helping to ensure financial accountability, technical integrity and programmatic success.


    This position is based in Washington DC and entails occasional overseas travel. Your contribution The Acceleration Market Group Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the department’s portfolio of countries, with a focus on Nigeria. This position will be hired on a six-month contract, with the intention of transitioning to a permanent role if funding allows.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    • Ensure smooth financial and programmatic execution of awards, including monitoring of agreement modifications, outstanding commitments, and payments in coordination with the Sr. APMs and other departments as necessary;
    • Support the Sr. PM with management of Nigeria programs, particularly subaward management, including subaward monitoring, processing payment requests, contract management, and financial monitoring.
    • Support in organizing, editing and filing programmatic and financial deliverables;
    • Facilitate process flows and adherence to PSI policies, including timely distribution of new policies and procedures to the field;
    • Manage contractors and vendors, ensuring accurate set up and timely payments;
    • Assist with new business development opportunities, providing support to ensure adherence to NBD quality standards.
    • Support the Financial Analyst as needed with subaward management, donor invoices, or other tasks;
    • Oversee and prepare the labor charging guidance for the department, in coordination with the Associate Program Manager and Financial Analyst;
    • Support onboarding of new staff in PSI processes and procedures;
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Connect team members to resources in headquarters and at the country level;
    • Support the organization of meetings including venue, catering, transport; and
    • Fulfill other programmatic, financial, and administrative functions as required


    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

    Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

    Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

    Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

    Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

    Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

    The basics

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (Public Health, International Development)
    • At least three years of prior work experience in a fast-paced office environment;
    • A team player, ready for a challenge and motivated by new thinking. Comfortable with change within an evolving, innovative team.
    • Strong written and verbal communication.
    • Advanced computer skills (MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint),
    • Strong quantitative skills, with emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets;
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with special attention to detail and timeliness;
    • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently;
    • Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks;
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
    • References will be required.
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. 

    What would get us excited?

    • Experience living outside the United States and in multicultural environments;
    • Customer service oriented;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Proven problem-solving ability;
    • Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure;
    • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks;
    • Demonstrated interest in international health and development issues
    • Experience working with Nigeria programs


    • Non-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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