Population Services International

Program Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/23/2021 10:18 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Global Operations
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Population Services International
Position Location: Country
United States


Program Manager

Based in Washington, DC and PSI approved states

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to Senior Program Manager


Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.  We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare. 


Join us!

The Global Operations Africa Program Management Team (PMT) leverages the power of the PSI network to establish operational and technical excellence in and beyond market to achieve positive and scaled consumer powered primary health care outcomes.


PSI seeks a Program Manager to manage a portfolio of projects in Africa. The level of effort across essential functions will vary depending upon the program management team joined. Oversees PSI's operational, technical, and programmatic excellence goals and execution of quality standards by providing wide-ranging operational, technical, and/or or project management support to a global project or portfolio of network members/country projects. May also supervise one or more staff who serve as a network member/country focal point. Works with network members/country project teams, headquarters technical and service departments, and subcontractors to ensure program/project objectives are met to high standards of quality and timeliness and are in compliance with donor requirements. Ensures the programmatic and financial health and technical quality of a portfolio of network members and country or global project(s) of high complexity. Demonstrates advanced knowledge or provides specialized subject matter support in a technical or functional area (e.g., a health area or specific program management skillset). Supports country, project, or departmental leadership with donor relations. May also contribute to wider departmental and/or organizational initiatives and working groups. Within a global project or technical team also contribute to the development of technical documents and presentations for internal and external audiences.


Your contributions

-Monitors and ensures smooth operational and programmatic implementation and technical quality of a portfolio of global project(s) or network members/countries, including monitoring workplans and deliverables, and subaward management in coordination with immediate team members, network member or global project team members, and global technical and service departments. 35% of the Time 
-Provides financial management support to department and network member/country project teams, including preparation and tracking of project, country, and team budgets, project spend, and review of financial reports. 20% of the Time 
-Assists or leads on new business development opportunities, including development of strategy and technical proposals. 15% of the Time 
-Leads recruitment, training, and ongoing performance management of staff. 15% of the Time 
-Provides specialized training or technical support in at least one technical or functional area and/or contribute to departmental/organizational initiatives and oversee related knowledge management. 15% of the Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change.


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field  
-Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field preferred
-At least 7 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
-At least 1 year of supervisory experience preferred.
-Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or health areas required (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors). 
-Excellent written, verbal, and cross-cultural communications skills. Relevant language skills per country and program portfolio. 
-Strong, proven skills in Excel, budget management and monitoring, and strong financial acumen. 
-Excellent analytical/problem solving skills.
-Project and staff management skills. 
-Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. 
-Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. 
-Ability to work effectively independently and within diverse teams and contexts. 
-Highly organized, diligent, reliable, and a self-starter. 
-Ability to revise and improve processes to improve efficiency.


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.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.   


PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.


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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