Associate Program Manager, West & Central Africa

Job Type

Part Time




Washington, DC
Dist. Columbia
United States


Title: Associate Program Manager

Department: West and Central Africa (WCA)

Based in Washington, D.C.

Up to 20% international travel

Reports to the Program Manager

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

We are looking for an Associate Program Manager (APM) to help us provide support to PSI's social marketing programs in West and Central Africa. The APM will support PSI's interests in multiple countries, as well as contribute to the capacity development of staff and to developing new business opportunities.

The APM should be passionate about contributing to the health of those PSI serves, enjoy the challenge of linking programs with finances, strive to improve systems, 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 wide?ranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas, providing program management and technical support to PSI's network members West and Central Africa. 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 one of the Program Managers for WCA.

Sound like you? Read on.

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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 and maintain international staff level of effort (LOE) tracking tool and be responsible for ensuring timely updates and analysis of salary trends.
  • 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 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 three years' relevant work experience, including experience in program and financial management.
  • 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.
  • Significant fundraising and budget development experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;
  • Knowledge of USAID, KfW, Global Fund, Gates Foundation, DFID and the international donor community strongly preferred.
  • You have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Graduate degree is very welcomed (MPH, MBA, MIA, etc.)
  • You have advanced skills in Excel, word processing, budget management and monitoring, and data analysis.
  • You can 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 and have professional level verbal and written skills in French.

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

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.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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