Program Coordinator, Global Fund Management Unit

Population Services International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 15

Position description

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 7,000 “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. 

Join us!

We are looking for a Program Coordinator to provide administrative, operational, financial and program management support in the Foundation Markets. The Program Coordinator (PC) will have wide ranging responsibilities and work with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas with 50% of his or her time dedicated to the PSI/South Sudan Global Fund project and 50% dedicated to ensuring programmatic quality on all Global Fund projects. The position requires flexibility and willingness to assume varied duties and projects with an emphasis on administrative and financial tasks. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Senior Program Manager for Foundation Markets. 


The position will form part of a global backstopping team based in DC and will be expected to interact regularly with the field offices in the region, as well as other departments in Washington including Contracts, Finance, and Procurement. The ideal candidate is someone who will pro-actively meet administrative needs, can juggle multiple, competing priorities, and will enthusiastically ensure smooth and timely flow of work.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative and financial support to the Foundation Markets team in DC and overseas. 50% of this positions time will be dedicated to supporting PSI/South Sudan's Global Fund project and the other 50% will be to support various endeavors in support of Global Fund project quality. 


Foundation Markets Support

  • Provide dynamic and proactive administrative support to the Foundation Markets team.
  • Serve as the point of contact for all unit-wide requests and manage Foundation Markets email groups and SharePoint pages.
  • Support the design of tools and systems for knowledge management and information tracking including the development and roll-out of standard operating procedures (SOP) for archiving, filing, and classifying documentation.
  • Monitor internal report management systems and tools.
  • Support the development and roll-out of Programmatic Performance Dashboard
  • Manage requisitions for procurements and consultant contracts.
  • Review and process vendor and consultant invoices generated through DC. 
  • Manage and organize Foundation Market events such as: meetings, retreats, team building activities, etc.
  • Assist with travel arrangements for Foundation Markets staff including: helping to secure visas for urgent travel, making hotel reservations, and scheduling appointments.


PSI/South Sudan project support

  • Implement subaward management tools, templates, methods, and processes developed by PSI's Grants and Contracts Department;
  • Collect and file essential subaward documentation: pre-award assessments, reports, check-lists, site visits, and important email communications, and ensure this is happening in country as well.
  • Complete monthly financial reviews with the GFMU Finance team and country teams, and ensure coordination of frequent procurement and supply chain management reviews where necessary.
  • Support donor reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention
  • Advise Senior Program Manager and other staff members on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and/or risks.


The candidate we hire will embody PSI's corporate values:

Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them. 

Pragmatism: You'll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won't be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect. 

Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it's the only way you'll learn and improve. 

Collaboration: You'll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won't succeed. 

Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt

Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

The basics 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 2 years experience working in a fast paced office environment
  • Experience living outside the United States and in multicultural environments preferred
  • Advanced computer skills with strong Excel and SharePoint skills (and including MS Office applications)
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with strong attention to detail and timeliness
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks
  • French preferred. English fluency required 

Successful candidates will be customer service oriented, exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have proven problem solving ability; be able to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; and have the ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in international health and development issues.

Icing on the cake 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; you feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say and have the ability to effectively interact with senior management. 
  • 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.
  • Experience with programmatic performance monitoring. You have tracked performance against project indicators and/or analyzed data to make recommendations on how to improve performance.

References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

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