Overview

Overview

Temporary Program Manager

Based in Washington, DC or any country where PSI is registered. (Eastern US or African time zones preferred)

Duration: 6 Months

Reports to Project Director, IPTi+

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!

PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Temporary Program Manager of its Malaria Department to support PSI’s portfolio of malaria programs in over 30 countries, worldwide, which accounts for more than a third of the total business. PSI’s new global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy, and funding and strengthening global capacity. For the Malaria Department this means moving quality malaria case management closer to consumers; bringing next generations LLINs to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the control value of drug-based prevention interventions. This position will lead on the program management for the IPTi+ Project (Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Infants), a Unitaid-funded project being implemented across 4 countries in sub-Saharan Africa in addition to support to the Malaria Department.

The Temporary Program Manager will oversee PSI’s operational, technical, and programmatic excellence goals and execution of quality standards by providing wide-ranging operational, technical, and/or or project management support to a global project or portfolio of network members/country projects. May also supervise one or more staff who serve as a network member/country focal point. Work with network members/country project teams, headquarters technical and service departments, and subcontractors to ensure program/project objectives are met to high standards of quality and timeliness and are following donor requirements. Ensure the programmatic and financial health and technical quality of a portfolio of network members and country or global project(s) of high complexity. Demonstrate advanced knowledge program management; and will contribute to the development of communications documents and presentations for internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities

Your contributions

Monitor and ensure smooth operational and programmatic implementation and operational quality of a portfolio of global project(s) (mainly the IPTi+ project mentioned above) , including monitoring workplans and deliverables, and subaward management in coordination with immediate team members, network member or global project team members, and global technical and service departments. 50% of the Time

o Support in the development or review of external and internal communications pieces including content for a website and internal and external newsletters.

Provide financial management and compliance support to department and project teams, including preparation, reprogramming, and tracking of project, and team budgets, project spend, and leading development of programmatic and financial reporting for donor, and ensure compliance with all donor and PSI policies and guidelines. 40% of the Time

Lead ongoing performance management of staff. 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.

Qualifications

What are we looking for?

Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field

Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field preferred

At least 7 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.

At least 1 year of supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or health areas required (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors).

Excellent written, verbal, and cross-cultural communications skills. Relevant language skills per country and program portfolio.

Strong, proven skills in Excel, budget management and monitoring, and strong financial acumen.

Excellent analytical/problem solving skills.

Project and staff management skills.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.

Ability to work effectively independently and within diverse teams and contexts.

Highly organized, diligent, reliable, and a self-starter.

Ability to revise and improve processes to improve efficiency.

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: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.

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