PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit www.psi.org.
PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic and creative candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Associate Program Manager, West and Central Africa. The Associate Program Manager (APM) is responsible for supporting PSI platforms in West and Central Africa. The APM will also assist in new business development. This full time position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Program Manager. May entail some overseas travel.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate Program Manager (APM) is responsible for supporting PSI’s social marketing programs in West and Central Africa. Duties include: • Managing communications with overseas staff and acting as the liaison between overseas staff and PSI/Washington regional, technical and functional departments (e.g. procurement, contracts, technical services); • Providing financial oversight through the review of annual operating budgets and monthly sales reports; • Managing re-classification and correcting budget entries as needed • Creating, reviewing, updating and realigning donor budgets • Reviewing and editing donor reports as needed • Monitoring contract compliance, close-outs and pending issues; • Preparing, reviewing and tracking programmatic budgets and business plans; • Reviewing procurement requests and monitoring procurement pipelines; • Maintaining program quality through the review of: quarterly performance assessments, minimum standards and research implementation; • Providing short term technical assistance to field offices on an as needed basis; • Researching and distributing reference materials, and developing expertise in selected topics based on interest and initiative (e.g. health, marketing, communications); • Assisting in new business development by collaboratively designing new projects, writing proposals, editing proposals, developing proposal budgets, and/or coordinating the administrative procedures/details for proposal submission; • Fulfilling other programmatic and administrative functions as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree in a relevant subject (MBA, MIA, MPA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience; • At least two years work experience in a developing country; • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment; • Strong analytical/problem solving capabilities; • Excellent quantitative skills, with particular emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets, and conducting financial analysis • Two years prior office experience strongly preferred; • Fluency in English; high level proficiency in French; • Proficiency in word processing, the use of Excel, and data analysis; • Excellent writing skills; • Knowledge of USAID and the international donor community preferred;
The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment and an interest in future overseas posting with PSI.
Preference will be given to candidates with private sector experience in marketing, communications, or advertising; familiarity with international health issues (particularly HIV/AIDS, family planning, maternal and child health); knowledge of USAID and the international donor community; and an interest in private sector approaches to development.
How to apply:
Please apply online at http://www.psi.org. No emails or phone calls, please. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.