Job: Associate Program Manager, East Africa - Population Services International

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

Population Services International

Job ID 2016-1092
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 9/19/2016 1:17:00 PM
Category Country Program Operations
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Washington, DC
Position Location: Country United States

Associate Program Manager

East Africa

Based in Washington, D.C.

Up to 20**%** international travel

Reports to the Program Manager

Who we are

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 9,000 "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!

Though contested by other departments, the EA team is clearly the best at PSI. EA is known as the innovation lab, a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are looking for an Associate Program Manager (APM) to help us provide strategic support to PSI's programs in East Africa. The APM should be passionate about contributing to the health of those we serve around the world, love numbers and working with data, like the challenge of linking programs with finances, and have a curiosity for why things are the way they are and confidence to ask how we can do better.

The APM will have wideranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas, providing program management and technical support for up to three countries in the East Africa region. The APM will serve as the key liaison between the country teams and PSI global services, serving as a champion for the field. The APM is responsible for managing project data collection, analysis and reporting; coordinating donor reporting and ensuring contractual compliance; and engaging with country teams around strategy and sustainability issues. The APM will pro-actively meet programmatic and administrative needs, juggle multiple competing priorities, and enthusiastically ensure smooth and timely flow of work. The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills and a willingness to assume varied duties and projects. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to Program Manager for East Africa.

Sound like you? Read on.**

Your contribution
  • Serve as a Champion for the Field
  • Serve as the primary contact to country offices and as a liaison between country platforms, Program Manager, donors, and executive, technical and functional departments.
  • Advise platforms on technical, capacity building, development and strategic issues including conducting short term technical assistance visits on as needed basis.
  • Help Platforms Achieve Operational Integrity and Programmatic Success
  • Monitor contract compliance across a diverse set of donor agreements, including subawards.
  • Create/implement project management tracking tools and be responsible for ensuring timely data collection, cleaning of data, and production of quantitative reports and analyses.
  • Provide significant financial management support: including preparation and tracking of project budgets and annual budgets.
  • Pinpoint issues in data collection and reporting and figure out effective ways to address them.
  • Support donor reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention.
  • Lead cost proposal development and support technical proposal and overall submission as needed
  • Complete monthly financial reviews, procurement and supply chain management analysis.
  • Advise Program Manager and other staff members on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the country programs or impacting operations overall; and
  • Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required.
What are we looking for?

The basics
  • You have at least two years relevant work experience, including experience in program management and measurement of impact.
  • You are passionate about working on international health and private sector issues and are willing to work hard to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • Developing country work experience required. Two years of prior work experience in a developing country preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;
  • Knowledge of USAID, Global Fund, DFID and the international donor community required.
  • You have a master's degree in a relevant subject (MPH, MBA, MIA, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • You have advanced skills in Excel, word processing, budget management and data analysis.
  • You can effortlessly perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines, and keep cool under pressure.
  • You can impress us with your attention to detail and timeliness.
  • You are fluent in English. Verbal and written in skills in French and/or Portuguese considered a plus.
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Icing on the cake
  • Excel and Data Wiz. You love numbers, are energized by finding new ways to represent and analyze data, and just can't get enough Excel.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exempt
  • Level 7
  • 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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