Population Services International

Senior Program Manager, Menstrual Health Initiative

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/10/2023 8:08 AM)
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Job Title: Senior Program Manager, Menstrual Health Initiative

Department: Programs

Location: Abuja

Reports to: Head of Programs


Who we are


PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.


Join us!


We are looking for an experienced Senior Program Manager to manage an integrated initiative focused on menstrual health in selected regions of Nigeria with specific focus on adolescent girls and young women. This 2+ year program is funded by individual and philanthropic donors, and it aims to achieve progress in menstrual health knowledge, information, product access, market landscape, policy environment, and reduction of stigma and related harmful social norms.  


The position will work with the program team at the Abuja headquarters and supervises 2 zonal program coordinators and reports to the Head of Programmes.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution


You will be responsible for the following:


Overall program management: The Team Leader will lead successful implementation throughout the project lifecycle for all aspects including technical implementation, financial and administrative compliance, and oversight and supervision of project staff. The Team Leader is responsible for delivering results with a high standard of excellence, achieving its set goals and targets within the budget, liaising with national stakeholders, and ensuring sufficient communication and reporting back to the donors.


A successful Team Leader will integrate adaptive management and iterative learning as needed, define and implement the program’s indicators of success, develop teams’ capacity, and grow the culture of using routine monitoring data to continuously improve, and demonstrate accountability to our stakeholders.


Specific duties will include:

  • Program Leadership & Management, including financial oversight, compliance, and team management (70% of the time)
    • Oversee the leadership and successful implementation of the individual-donor-funded menstrual health initiative
    • Lead program work planning and reporting in line with PSI requirements (regular progress and financial reports, etc.)
    • Ensure the effective use and coordination of project resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with established standards.
    • Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, pending projections, and monitoring of payments.
    • Develop and manage a team that includes diverse backgrounds/expertise to deliver project results, including policy and market development objectives, in such a way that team members feel valued and have ongoing capacity building
  • Thought Leadership and External Representation (30% of the time)
    • Facilitate senior-level policy and dialogue with government officials, relevant ministries, partners, and stakeholders to ensure buy-in and achieve progress in policy objectives
    • Represent project progress and serve as an expert on menstrual health technical issues in global platforms such as Menstrual Hygiene Day and more
    • Serve as a key point of contact/representative of the project to current and prospective funders, working in collaboration with designated PSI fundraising staff.


Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?


We are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and at least 8 years of project management experience
  • Master’s Degree (in Public Health, Project Management, or other relevant areas) preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing relationships with governmentand other stakeholders
  • Technical knowledge of design and delivery of gender-sensitive programming with specific knowledge of adolescent girls/young women and menstrual health
  • Expertise or knowledge of market development approaches and/or economic empowerment initiatives preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft suite
  • Language skills: Fluent English is essential
  • Ability to travel locally up to 40%; some international travel may be required
  • References will be required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check

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

Pragmatism: You will strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You will not be paralyzed by a need to make things

Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it is the only way you will learn and

Collaboration: You will 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 will not succeed.

Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the

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


*Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.


*Due to a high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted.

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. #LI-DNI


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