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Associate Program Manager

Population Services International


Associate Program Manager

Based in Washington DC
10-25% international travel
Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!
A multi-year operations research project to increase availability and demand for self-testing for HIV, Covid-19 and Hepatitis C in a total of 15 LMIC. Specifically, the project will seek to develop the evidence base to support cost effective, market driven models designed to improve access to self-testing and enable more timely and efficient linkages to treatment, care and support for self-test users with reactive results.

For HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) the project will provide targeted technical support to accelerate the adoption of HIVST in 7 countries; develop country-level investment cases; provide catalytic procurement of HIVST commodities; provide technical support for the implementation of operational plans; share available evidence for decision-making; and work with regulatory authorities. The project will have implications for HIVST scale-up in other LMICs outside of the seven focus countries.

For Hepatitis C self-testing, the research project will serve to increase awareness about Hepatitis C, the mode(s) and risks of HCV transmission and the need for increased diagnosis and serve as catalyst for Hepatitis C self-testing by demonstrating that HCVST increases diagnosis, uptake of Hepatitis treatment and cure rates of Hepatitis C treatment in infected individuals, complementing existing Hepatitis C testing and treatment programs by further reducing transmission of Hepatitis C. Piloting and subsequent scale-up of effective Hepatitis C models through real world implementation in 5 countries in Asia and Africa will maximize use while also providing evidence on consumers’ ability to successfully link to care and treatment services.

For Covid-19 self-testing, the project will improve access to and uptake of effective COVID-19 test and treat solutions within health care systems in 7 LMICs. This will be achieved through rigorous evidence gathering on acceptability, feasibility and cost- effectiveness of existing and upcoming tools, use cases and delivery models to inform global and national guidance, strengthened national level policies, guidance and strategies accessible to sub-national levels, integration of COVID-19 test, isolate and treat solutions within existing systems to support cost-effective delivery and funding secured for transition and scale-up, increased clarity and visibility on procurement, supply and demand forecast for COVID-19 diagnostic tools.

PSI seeks an Associate Program Manager who will reports to the Deputy project direct with dotted reporting line to the Project Director for operational excellence and execution of quality and standards by providing wide-ranging operational and project management support to an assigned portfolio of network members, countries, or projects. Work with network member/country project teams, global technical and service departments, and strategic partners to ensure program/project objectives are met and are in compliance with donor requirements. Manage the programmatic and financial health of a moderate complexity portfolio of one or more network members and project(s), or components of a network member/country project portfolio.


Your contributions

-Monitor and ensure smooth operational and programmatic execution of a portfolio of projects or network members/countries, including monitoring of agreement modifications, workplans and deliverables, donor reporting, program reports development and review of partners reports, and subaward management in coordination with immediate team members, network member/country project team members, and global technical and service department. 35% of the Time
-Provide significant financial management support to department and network member/country project teams, including preparation and tracking of project and team budgets, financial analysis, and budget realignments. 25% of the Time
-Provide routine administrative support for daily operations, project management, and general functioning of assigned portfolio. Coordination for webinar and conferences/consortium partners meetings. 15% of the Time
-Provide support for knowledge management activities, including the design of tools and systems for knowledge management and information tracking, creation and maintenance of internal filing systems, administration of online communications site(s), and development of communications materials. 15% of the Time
-Assist with new business development opportunities, including cost proposal development. 10% of the Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?
-Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field
-At least 3 years of relevant work experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
-Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or health areas preferred (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors).
-Strong written, verbal, and cross-cultural communications skills.
-Skills in Excel, budget management and monitoring, and strong financial acumen.
-Excellent organizational skills with special attention to detail and timeliness.
-Good analytical/problem solving skills.
-Relevant language skills per country and program portfolio.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
-Ability to manage diverse workstreams efficiently and effectively.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
-A keen sense of urgency and strong work ethic, positive mindset, and comfort with the ambiguity and pace of a dynamic and bureaucratic environment.

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.

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

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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.

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


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