Senior Associate Program Manager

Population Services International, Washington, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th October, 2020

Job Description

Who we are

With over 50 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Job Description

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) is a five-year, $75m global award focused on strengthening private sector delivery of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health/Family Planning/Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) services and building local capacity for sustained positive health outcomes. MPHD seeks a Senior Associate Program Manager to coordinate and execute a wide range of programmatic, compliance, and financial components for the global award.

The ideal candidate is a detailed-oriented and organized team player. The nature of the role is fast-paced and dynamic, requiring a high level of precision to interface with the donor and project partners. The role is also expected to be highly collaborative with other MPHD team members who are committed to fostering and investing in each other’s success and the success of the project.

In addition to ensuring the project meets its contractual obligations to USAID, this position is expected to build or develop literacy in MNCH/FP/RH and to take on more responsibility in supporting country-level programming as the project progresses. The Senior Associate Program Manager will work closely with the Senior Program Manager who is responsible for the multi-country portfolio of USAID country buy-ins.

Your contribution

Monitoring and execution of USAID contractual obligations

  • Perform and monitor the administrative components of subaward setup, management, and closeout activities in compliance with USAID and PSI requirements.
  • Track compliance requirements for MPHD at global and country levels, including in the areas of environmental monitoring, family planning voluntarism, and payment/reimbursement of foreign taxes.
  • Ensure high-quality, timely, and compliant submission of programmatic and financial reporting to USAID, including through the coordination of formal annual and semi-annual reporting processes.
  • Track award modifications, deadlines, and progress towards budget ceilings.
  • Lead procurement and tracking of goods and services for the MPHD award.
  • Coordinate across multiple teams and individuals for inputs and verification to ensure fast turnaround to USAID requests.

Collaboration with internal PSI systems and processes

  • Work closely with country, regional, finance, and compliance teams to monitor and mitigate risk for MPHD and PSI.
  • Ensure that relevant documents relating to modifications, sub agreements, and project deliverables are uploaded into the respective PSI systems.
  • Support program excellence across MPHD’s field support portfolio (FP/RH/MNCH sectors) in collaboration with the Senior Program Manager
  • Monitor workplan implementation, burn rates, and outputs/results of field support programs, including through monthly check-ins and regular email communication with country teams.
  • Support country teams and technical staff to elevate learning and successes from field support programs, including through the development of papers/briefs, blogs, webinars, and presentations, as needed.

What are we looking for?

  • The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
  • Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
  • Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
  • Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
  • Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
  • Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
  • Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in a related subject area (e.g. International Development, Public Health, Management).
  • You have at least 5 years of backstopping/program management experience, including at least 2 years of experience with USAID-funded projects.
  • You have experience working with teams in resource-constrained settings, ideally in one or more MNCH/FP/RH priority countries.
  • You are a very skilled written communicator
  • You have strong computer literacy, including with O365 applications, and particularly with Excel.
  • You work quickly, with accuracy.
  • You have demonstrated interest in SRH thematic areas.
  • References will be required.
  • If domestic: Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI [will not] consider work visa sponsorship for this position [subject to legal eligibility requirements].
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • You have supported a centrally funded USAID mechanism in the past
  • You have coordinated subawards for high-dollar amounts
  • Experience with FP/RH/MNCH programs
  • Professional fluency in French

STATUS: Exempt


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