Sr. Program Manager
Department: Sexual & Reproductive Health
Based in Washington DC
Up to 25% international travel
Reports to Deputy Project Director
Who we are?
We’re Population Services International (PSI) and from day one we have taken measures to make health products, services and information more accessible. The form this takes continues to evolve; whereas PSI was once a social marketing organization, PSI has used its marketing DNA to now develop a large footprint in many elements of a functioning health market, from social franchising of services through to strategic purchasing and collaboration between private and public sector stakeholders. PSI does not do this alone – PSI relies on a wide range of strategic partnerships to contribute to Universal Health Coverage.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI seeks an experienced Senior Program Manager to help a prospective global program. The focus of the role is to work with project leadership and partners to support field programs to address supply- and demand-side opportunities, as well strengthen the enabling environment, to expand access to quality health information, products, and services through the private sector. You don’t have to be a health expert, this position leads with project management and people skills, although being able to speak health programming in the context of development assistance is a big plus.
The Sr. Program Manager will lead people in the creation of excellent workplans, budgets, reports and ensure responsiveness to our donor(s). The tasks will range from leading workplan creation with a field team and/or partner organization, facilitating good knowledge management and communications, and ensuring global compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.
Sound like you? Read on.
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.
What would get us excited?
Detail-oriented. You make sure things are done right and have an eye and aptitude for professional presentation.
Good with people. You are a strong facilitator of meetings and workshops and can organize a room of people to move in the same direction.
Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to get results from many people across diverse backgrounds and geographies. You are an excellent writer.
A “can-do” Attitude. You can juggle multiple competing deadlines without getting overly flustered and with a sense of humour.
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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