Program Manager – United States of America


manager, program

Based in Washington, DC

10-25% international travel

Work from almost anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to the 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 in over 35 countries, committed to making it easier for everyone to live healthier lives and plan the families they want. PSI uses its global presence and over 50 years of experience to rethink healthcare. We work to shape market systems, change policies and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer-centric healthcare.

Join us!

The Global Operations Africa Program Management Team (PMT) harnesses the power of the PSI network to establish operational and technical excellence in the marketplace and beyond to deliver positive and scaled consumer-centric primary healthcare outcomes.

PSI is seeking a Manager, Program to oversee PSI’s operational, technical and programmatic excellence goals and implementation of quality standards by providing wide-ranging operational, technical and/or project management support to a global project or portfolio of network members/country projects. May also supervise one or more staff members acting as network member/country contact point. Work with network members/country project teams, HQ technical and service departments and subcontractors to ensure program/project objectives are met to high standards of quality and timeliness and meet donor requirements. Ensuring the programmatic and financial health and technical quality of a portfolio of network members and country or global projects of high complexity. Demonstrate advanced knowledge or provide specialized subject matter support in a technical or functional area (e.g. in a healthcare area or in specific program management skills). Supports country, project or department management with donor relationships. May also contribute to broader departmental and/or organizational initiatives and working groups. Within a global project or technical team, you will also contribute to the development of technical documents and presentations for internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities****Your Contributions

-Overseeing and ensuring smooth operational and programmatic delivery and technical quality of a portfolio of global projects or network members/countries, including overseeing work plans and deliverables and managing sub-contracts in coordination with immediate team members, network members or global project team members, and global technical and service departments . 35% of the time – Financial management support for department and network member/country project teams, including preparing and tracking project, country and team budgets, project expenses and reviewing financial reports. 20% of the time – Assist or guide in new business development opportunities, including the development of strategy and technical proposals. 15% of the time – Leading recruitment, training and ongoing performance management of employees. 15% of the 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 listed above are not exact. They are estimates and are subject to change. Also, this is not an exhaustive list of all the duties expected of a job holder, but rather a summary of the main responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not listed above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time due to changed areas of responsibility.


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 relevant experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted. -At least 1 year leadership experience preferred. – Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or healthcare areas required (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors). -Excellent written, oral and cross-cultural communication skills. Relevant language skills per country and program portfolio. – Strong, proven skills in Excel, budget management and monitoring, and strong financial acumen. -Excellent analytical/problem solving skills. – Project and people management skills. -Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment. – Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. -Ability to work effectively independently and in diverse teams and contexts. – Highly organized, hardworking, reliable and a self-starter. -Ability to revise and improve processes to increase efficiency.

– French language skills required

The candidate we hire embodies the corporate values ​​of PSI:

**Measurement:** You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. They set clear goal posts in advance and clearly explain if you need to move them. Pragmatism: They will endeavor to achieve the best possible result with the available resources. You will not be paralyzed by the need to make things perfect. **Honesty:**You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – that’s the only way you can learn and improve. **Collaboration:** You will quickly create a mental map of who to rely on for what, 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 influence and agree with colleagues when in doubt. **Commitment:** They are in it for the long haul and want to grow with the organization, just as PSI serves its customers and partners with host country governments through thick and thin.

References are required. The successful candidate must pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be eligible to work in the United States. NB PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to provide our employees with a safe employment and work environment. Candidates who are offered a position are required to provide proof of vaccinations prior to their starting date and their employment is conditional on this. Candidates who require medical or religious accommodation should inform their recruiter.

PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, enrollment, political affiliation, marital status, or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, specially disabled veteran or uniform service member status, or employment status.

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


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