Program Manager – United States of America



Manager, Program

Based in Washington, D.C.

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 nonprofit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries, committed to empowering everyone to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI uses its global presence and more than 50 years of experience to help reinvent healthcare. We work to shape market systems, change policies and financing, and build global capacity to better support consumer-empowered healthcare.

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The Global Operations Africa (PMT) program management team leverages the power of the PSI network to establish operational and technical excellence in the market and beyond to drive positive and sustainable primary healthcare outcomes. consumer level.

PSI is seeking a Program Manager who will oversee PSI’s operational, technical, and programmatic excellence goals and execution of quality standards by providing large-scale operational, technical, and/or project management support to a global project or to a portfolio of project network members/countries. May also supervise one or more staff members who serve as the network member/national focal point. Work with network members/country project teams, HQ technical and service departments and contractors to ensure program/project objectives are achieved with high standards of quality and timeliness and are in line with donor requirements. Ensure the programmatic and financial health and technical quality of a portfolio of network members and national or global project(s) of high complexity. Demonstrate advanced knowledge or provide specialized support in a technical or functional area (e.g. health area or specific program management skill set). Supports country, project or department leadership with donor relations. May also contribute to broader departmental and/or organizational initiatives and working groups. Within an overall project or technical team, also contribute to the development of technical documents and presentations for internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities****Your contributions

-Monitor and ensure smooth operational and programmatic implementation and technical quality of a portfolio of global or network member/country projects, including monitoring of work plans and deliverables, and management of sub-grants in coordination with immediate team members, network members or global project team members, and global technical and service departments. 35% of time -Provide financial management support to departmental and network/country member project teams, including preparation and monitoring of project, country and team budgets, project expenses and review of financial reports. 20% of the time -Assist or lead new business development opportunities, including the development of strategic and technical proposals. 15% of time – Lead recruitment, training and ongoing performance management of staff. 15% of time -Provide 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

The time percentages given above are not exact. These are estimates and may change. It is also not an exhaustive list of all the duties an incumbent is expected to perform, but rather a summary of the main responsibilities and job requirements. The incumbent may be called upon to perform tasks not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to required job responsibilities.


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. An 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 required health areas (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors). -Excellent written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills. Relevant language skills by country and program portfolio. -Strong and proven skills in Excel, budget management and monitoring, and financial acumen. -Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. – Skills in project and personnel management. – Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural 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 autonomous. -Ability to review and improve processes to improve efficiency.

-French language skills required

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 goals in advance and make it clear if you need to move them. Pragmatism: You will strive to achieve the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect. **Honesty:**You acknowledge your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings. It’s the only way to learn and improve. **Collaboration:**You will quickly establish a mental map of what you can rely on for what, in your team, at headquarters and in our country offices. If you try to do everything yourself, you will not succeed. . **Trust:**You accept the limits of your sphere of control and give your colleagues the benefit of the doubt. **Commitment:** You are here for the long haul and want to grow with the organization, just as PSI serves its consumers and partners with host country governments through thick and thin.

References will be requested. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For National Positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. NB PSI will not consider sponsorship of a work visa for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to provide a safe job and work environment as part of our commitment to our employees. Applicants who are offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will depend on this. Applicants requiring medical or religious accommodation should notify their recruiter.

PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status , personal appearance, license plate, 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 uniformed service member status or employment status.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process due to a physical or mental disability, please email: [email protected] or call (202)785-0072.


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