Associate Program Manager

Population Services International, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th April, 2021

Job Description

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.  We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s 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!

Through its newly established Health Systems Accelerator (HSA), PSI aims to intensify its support to governments in low- and middle-income countries in their efforts to move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). PSI will do so by adopting a distinct approach that complements the work of other actors operating in the health systems strengthening (HSS) landscape.

HSA seeks an energetic and creative candidate to provide operational oversight for a USD $4-million three-year investment called the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG), made possible with the generous support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The SCTG is a global membership coalition established in November 2018 to advance the evidence, practice, learning, and policy landscape of self-care. PSI houses the staff that make up the SCTG Secretariat, which supports the coalition-building functions for the SCTG, including operations, administration, communications, outreach, and global advocacy. The Secretariat also oversees deliverables for the SCTG’s programmatic elements and reporting to donors.

We are looking for an Assistant Program Manager (APM) who can provide robust project management support to the SCTG and proactively contribute to making project operations even more streamlined and efficient. The APM will be expected to support the core program management team with typical project management tasks relating to oversight of contractual relationships with subrecipient partners and financial management and reporting. The project is currently transitioning to a new phase of implementation and is in a fast-paced ‘scale-up’ mode. The successful candidate will bring an exceptional ability to multi-task, communicate effectively across multiple time zones and with a wide variety of audiences, adhere to donor reporting requirements and PSI policies, and proactively flag and mitigate project implementation risks.

Your contribution

  • Provide significant financial management support to department and network member/country project teams, including preparation and tracking of project and team budgets, financial analysis, and budget realignments.
  • Monitor and ensure smooth operational and programmatic execution of a portfolio of projects or network members/countries, including monitoring of agreement modifications, workplans and deliverables, donor reporting, and subaward management in coordination with immediate team members, network member/country project team members, and global technical and service department.
  • Provide routine administrative support for daily operations, project management, and general functioning of assigned portfolio.
  • Provide support for knowledge management activities, including the design of tools and systems for knowledge management and information tracking, creation and maintenance of internal filing systems, administration of online communications site(s), and development of communications materials.
  • Assist with new business development opportunities, including cost proposal development.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience. Degree can be substituted by years of experience.
  • Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or health areas preferred (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors).
  • Prior experience with milestone/fixed obligation/pay for performance awards preferred
  • Prior experience working within a matrixed working environment preferred
  • Strong written, verbal, and cross-cultural communications skills.
  • Skills in Excel, budget management and monitoring, and strong financial acumen.
  • Excellent organizational skills with special attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Good analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Relevant language skills per country and program portfolio.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to manage diverse workstreams efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • A keen sense of urgency and strong work ethic, positive mindset, and comfort with the ambiguity and pace of a dynamic and bureaucratic environment.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


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