Associate Program Manager, Sexual & Reproductive Health
Based in Washington, D.C. or Nairobi, Kenya
Eligible for Remote Working
Reports to the Program Manager
Who we are
With over 50 years of experience, working in over 40+ 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 powered healthcare.
There are over 5,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
PSI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Department supports programs in 37 countries (and counting) to deliver high-quality family planning and safe abortion services to women and girls.
The SRH Department seeks an energetic and creative candidate to provide technical oversight for a $18-million five-year investment called Delivering Innovation in Self-Care (DISC), made possible with generous support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The DISC project is working with consumers, healthcare providers, governments and health systems in Nigeria and Uganda to catalyze voluntary self-injection of DMPA-SC contraceptives and promote additional forms of self-care. The investment aims to better understand the conditions under which consumers and providers will demand self-care interventions, and the feasibility of delivering high quality, cost-effective, self-care services at scale.
We are looking for an Assistant Program Manager (APM) who can provide robust project management support to DISC and proactively contribute to making project operations even more streamlined and efficient. The APM will be expected to support the core program management team (currently consisting of the Director, Deputy Director, and Manager) with typical project management tasks relating to knowledge management, contracts / procurement, and financial management & reporting.
Sound like you? Read on.
Help Achieve Operational Integrity and Programmatic Success
- Support consultant and agency procurements from start to finish; from posting RFPs to drafting evaluation summaries and submitting documentation to Procurement
- Provide ongoing backstopping support to consultants, such as modifying agreements as needed, coordinating invoice approvals, managing SharePoint / Teams access, etc.
- Support project financial management by contributing to burn rate analysis and drafting quarterly and ad hoc financial reporting summaries to share with our donor, CIFF, in consultation with the Senior Financial Analyst and Program Manager
- Assume responsibility for Knowledge Management of the project, including; managing permissions / access for SharePoint and Teams folders and channels; conducting periodic file audits; saving files in appropriate folders and introducing new organizational structures as helpful
- Serve as primary program management focal point for one or more technical workstream of interest
- Support robust internal project operations through meeting scheduling across time zones and ensuring the right participants are involved in relevant communications
- Contribute to donor reporting by drafting, editing and/or coordinating completion of quarterly narrative reports and other project deliverables
- Advise Program Manager and other staff members on relevant issues and developments as they arise across the project
- Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required.
What are we looking for?
- At least three years of relevant project management work experience required, including financial management and compliance
- Passion for ensuring women’s access to high quality SRH services and supplies
- Cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity required
- Prior work experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) strongly preferred
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and manage competing priorities through proactive communication and effective multi-tasking
- Strong analytical/problem solving capabilities
- Experience working on relevant donor-funded development and/or global health projects (e.g. CIFF, BMGF, USAID, etc.)
- Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) required
- Advanced skills in Excel, word processing, budget management and monitoring, and data analysis
- Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
- Fluency in English
- References will be required
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check
- PSI will not consider visa sponsorship for this position.
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.
Icing on the cake
- Virtual Collaboration Guru. You excel at managing geographically dispersed teams, making effective and innovative use of digital forums to proactively communicate and lead teams remotely.
- Women’s Rights and Self-Care Advocate. You are passionate about making people’s healthcare experience as ‘frictionless’ as possible by equipping them with everything they need to meet their own healthcare needs, thereby empowering users and reducing strain on formal healthcare systems. You are also enthusiastic about promoting safe abortion and equipping women with knowledge and resources to make the choices that are right for them.
- 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.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
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