Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Population Services International
Job ID 2016-1092
# of Openings 1
Category Country Program Operations
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Washington, DC
Position Location: Country United States
Associate Program Manager
Based in Washington, D.C.
Up to 20% international travel
Reports to the Program Manager
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 9,000 "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.
Though contested by other departments, the EA team is clearly the best at PSI. EA is known as the innovation lab, a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
We are looking for an Associate Program Manager (APM) to help us provide strategic support to PSI's programs in East Africa. The APM should be passionate about contributing to the health of those we serve around the world, love numbers and working with data, like the challenge of linking programs with finances, and have a curiosity for why things are the way they are and confidence to ask how we can do better.
The APM will have wideranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas, providing program management and technical support for up to three countries in the East Africa region. The APM will serve as the key liaison between the country teams and PSI global services, serving as a champion for the field. The APM is responsible for managing project data collection, analysis and reporting; coordinating donor reporting and ensuring contractual compliance; and engaging with country teams around strategy and sustainability issues. The APM will pro-actively meet programmatic and administrative needs, juggle multiple competing priorities, and enthusiastically ensure smooth and timely flow of work. The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills and a willingness to assume varied duties and projects. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to Program Manager for East Africa.
Sound like you? Read on.**
Serve as a Champion for the Field
Advise platforms on technical, capacity building, development and strategic issues including conducting short term technical assistance visits on as needed basis.
Help Platforms Achieve Operational Integrity and Programmatic Success
Monitor contract compliance across a diverse set of donor agreements, including subawards.
Create/implement project management tracking tools and be responsible for ensuring timely data collection, cleaning of data, and production of quantitative reports and analyses.
Provide significant financial management support: including preparation and tracking of project budgets and annual budgets.
What are we looking for?
Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
Icing on the cake
Excel and Data Wiz. You love numbers, are energized by finding new ways to represent and analyze data, and just can't get enough Excel.
Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.