Population Services International

Program Coordinator, Acceleration Market Group

Posted Date 2 months ago(7/14/2020 5:40 PM)
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Washington, DC
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Job title: Program Coordinator

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 the Acceleration Market Group at PSI. Our team supports creative, new ways of shaping health markets and shifting policy and funding in the dynamic countries of Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, and South Africa.


PSI seeks a Program Coordinator 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. Your contribution The Acceleration Market Group Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the department’s portfolio of countries, particularly Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.


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 Sr. APMs and Subaward Manager with management of subaward monitoring and processing payment requests.
  • 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 Sr APMs and Financial Analyst;
  • Support onboarding of new staff in PSI processes and procedures;
  • Connect team members to resources in headquarters and at the country level;
  • Support the organization of meetings including venue, catering, and transport;
  • Other duties as assigned


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 two 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 quantitative skills, with emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets;
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint),
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with special attention to detail and timeliness;
  • Proven ability to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently;
  • Ability to interact with a variety of people at all levels and assume diverse duties and tasks;
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.  B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • 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;
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Experience preparing or reviewing budgets
  • Excel at customer service ;
  • 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 programs in one or more of our countries.


  • 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.


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.


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