Associate Program Manager - West and Central Africa

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.
PSI anticipates being awarded a multi-year year project for an estimated $30 million to increase both demand for and access to a full range of quality, voluntary contraceptive services for adolescents in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. This project will take a user-centered design approach for developing youth-focused RH interventions. The Associate Program Manager, West Africa position will provide financial, administrative, programmatic and logistical support to this project, and in particular to the interventions being implemented in Nigeria. This position will report to the Program Manager, West Africa with a dotted line to the Project Director.
PSI seeks entrepreneurial and dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Associate Program Manager, West and Central Africa. This full time position is based in Washington, D.C.
  • Monitor programmatic expenditures using activity status reports (ASR) and collaboration with Financial Analysts
  • Ensure compliance with award and donor rules and regulations
  • Ensure timely submission of financial deliverables, including reports to donor on financial progress
  • Update and realign donor budget as needed, ensuring that budget is an accurate reflection of work plan
  • Manage sub-recipients, including, but not limited to, sub-agreement preparation, invoice review, and monitoring contract compliance
  • Review and edit donor financial and narrative reports, work plans, and other donor deliverables and reports, as needed
  • Manage communications with overseas staff and act as the liaison between overseas staff and PSI/Washington regional, technical and functional departments as pertains to the financial management of the project (e.g. accounting, procurement, contracts)
  • Manage donor relations, as needed, including communications and meeting attendance
  • Coordinate workshops, conferences and meetings as pertains to project implementation
  • Provide short-term technical assistance to field offices as needed
  • Fulfill other functions as required.
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in word processing, the use of Excel, and data analysis;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Experience working with international donors; knowledge of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) preferred;
  • Familiarity with international health issues; experience in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights a plus
  • Private sector experience with marketing, communication, or advertising, a plus. 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.
  • Exempt
  • Level 7
    Please apply online at http://www.psi.org.
    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.