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 lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives 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 Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
We are looking for an Associate Program Manager (APM) to help us provide interim support to PSI’s programs in Ethiopia and Tanzania. We are looking for someone passionate about contributing to the health of those we serve, excellent writing skills and the ability to link programs with finances. This temporary position is based in Washington, D.C.
With generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing Adolescents 360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19.
The Associate Program Manager, East Africa position will provide interim programmatic, administrative, logistical, financial, and report writing support to Adolesents 360 in Ethiopia and Tanzania, as well as programmatic, administrative, logistical, and financial support to the other diverse portfolio needs in Ethiopia. This position will report to the Program Manager, East Africa with a dotted line to the Program Manager, Adolescence 360.
Sound like you? Read on.
Serve as a champion for the field
- Serve as the primary point of contact in DC for the Adolesents 360 project in Tanzania & Ethiopia, as well as the entire portfolio in Ethiopia, by providing in-depth report reviews, regular country check-in calls, tracking of technical assistance needs, etc;
- Serve as a liaison between country network members, leadership, donors, and executive, technical and functional departments;
- Manage communications with overseas staff and act as the liaison between overseas staff and PSI/Washington regional, technical and functional departments as pertains to the programmatic management of the project (e.g. procurement, contracts, technical services);
- Advise and support network members on technical, capacity building, development, financial, compliance, procurement, administrative, and strategic issues;
- Conduct short term technical assistance to network members on an as needed basis.
Help country network members achieve programmatic success and operational integrity
- Monitor contract compliance across a diverse set of donor agreements, including subawards;
- Create and maintain internal process for tracking programmatic deliverables, including reporting to donor on programmatic progress to donor on programmatic progress;
- Draft and review donor financial and narrative reports, work plans, and other donor deliverables as needed;
- Support with donor relations, as needed, including communications and meeting attendance;
- Assist in assuring program quality through the review of: quarterly performance assessments, donor deliverables, quality standards and research implementation;
- Manage sub-recipients, including, but not limited to, sub-agreement preparation, invoice review, and monitoring contract compliance;
- Coordinate workshops, conferences and meetings as pertains to project implementation;
- Be responsible for ensuring assigned countries complete monthly project financial reviews; Financial monitoring of programmatic expenditures, program income, Enterprise Funds, Annual Operating budgets; using Activity Status Reports
- Provide financial management support including preparing, reviewing, updating and realigning donor budgets;
- Manage cost proposal development for new business initiatives and contribute to strategy sessions;
- Support and coordinate donor reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention;
Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required
What are we looking for?
- You have at least 3+ years of relevant work experience, including experience in program management and measurement of impact.
- You have advanced skills in word processing, excel spreadsheet software and basic data analysis.
- You are passionate about working on international health and private sector issues and are willing to work hard to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
- Developing country work experience required. Two years of prior work experience in a developing country preferred.
- Significant fundraising and budget development experience.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities.
- Ability to work on a variety of tasks and provide support wherever it is needed; no task is below you, but you’re also willing and excited to stretch your skill set when needed
- Knowledge of USAID, DFID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the international donor community preferred.
- You can impress us with your attention to detail and timeliness.
- You don’t wait to be told what to do. You see a need and you meet it; you’re bold.
- References will be required.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
What would get us excited?
- Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
- Familiarity with international health issues. You have experience in and passion for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- 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.
- Champion of Fun. You support the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who smile and encourage others through both easy and tough tasks.
- Level 4
- Position is contingent on funding
- Start date: March 1, 2018 – June 1, 2018
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