Job title Sr. Program Manager
Department Francophone/Lusophone Africa
Based in Washington, D.C.
Reports to the Senior Market Director, Francophone/Lusophone Africa
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 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.
There are over 8,000 “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 seeks seeks qualified, dynamic candidates for a temporary full-time Sr. Program Manager for the Francophone/Lusophone Program Management Team. The timeframe for this temporary posting begins around the second half of May 2020 and lasts for 3-4 months thereafter.
Programming includes family planning, malaria, WASH and non-communicable disease screening and treatment. Currently, we have programs operating in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Niger, and a continuing partnership with our network member in Senegal.
The Sr. Program Manager position requires significant expertise in project management including planning, budget design & tracking, deliverables monitoring and compliance. A working knowledge of various funders and contractual mechanisms including USAID, DFID, Dutch, NAS is strongly preferred. The position also entails supervision of two Associate Program Managers (APMs). This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Francophone/Lusophone Africa Senior Market Director.
Sound like you? Read on.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Ensuring that the various technical, operational, financial and administrative needs of Angola, Mozambique, Senegal, and regional projects including Sanitation Service Delivery, Transform, and MWASH are being met by liaising with the Associate Program Managers (APM) and developing relationships with the field and support departments;
- Providing guidance to APMs and assistance in oversight of the programs listed above.
- Assisting with managing communications with overseas staff when necessary.
- Providing guidance to Associate Program Managers with respect to problem solving.
- Supporting and contributing to New Business Development opportunities, including supporting Associate Program Managers with developing donor budgets and leading on cost proposals.
- Reviewing and commenting on programmatic reports
- Supporting the Associate Program Managers in budget management across all country programs listed above, with budget realignments, cost and no-cost extensions and other administrative, financial and programmatic matters arising.
- Some international travel to the region may be required
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.
- Relevant Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc) or equivalent experience
- 10+ years of experience related to international development (international health preferred)
- Two years working in a developing country strongly preferred
- Exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills
- Significant experience in developing and monitoring budgets; experience with pay for performance awards a plus
- Ability to develop partnerships with internal senior management, external donors, and NGOs
- Ability to develop strong relations with PSI Market Group leaders and other organizational senior leadrs
- Excellent analytical and writing skills
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, a self-starter
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to inspire and motivate teams
- Demonstrated management capacity in a fast paced work environment
- Demonstrated experience with international donors and familiarity with international development and health issues; experience with USAID, DFID, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation highly preferred
- Fluency in English is required; fluency in French and/or Portuguese highly desired
- Must be authorized to work in the United States.
- References will be required.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
What will get us excited?
The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results
- Budget guru. You love budgets and numbers and are excited to develop, monitor, and update project budgets to align with program needs.
- A love for compliance but the flexibility to meet program needs. You like to play by the rules but you understand the importance of being flexible to meet our ultimate goal of health impact
- Team Player: You know how to connect several diverse groups of people in order to get things done
- Self-Starter: You are not afraid to jump in and get your hands dirty with minimal direction and you are not afraid to ask questions
- Work hard, play hard. 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.
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