Program Manager, West & Central Africa
Population Services International - Washington, DC

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PSI seeks entrepreneurial and dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Program Manager, West and Central Africa region. The Program Manager will act as the primary liaison and coordinator of headquarters support to a portfolio of countries in the West and Central Africa region. This position is based in Washington, D.C., entails about 15%-20% overseas travel and reports to the Deputy Regional Director for the West and Central Africa region.

RESPONSIBILITIES : The Program Manager will be responsible for delivering programmatic, financial and organizational support for country programs, connecting platforms with functional and technical departments at PSI/Washington, managing a small program support team, providing strategic planning support and developing new business opportunities for PSI. These program support duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assume direct responsibility for the management support provided to at least three country programs in the West and Central Africa Department;
  • Facilitate communication between overseas platforms and PSI technical and functional departments, ensuring the delivery of quality services from these departments;
  • Assist in building, maintaining, or strengthening donor relations;
  • Participate in setting and monitoring country objectives and strategies;
  • Ensure accurate preparation of budgets and monitoring of budget implementation,
  • Monitor contract compliance and adherence to internal and external reporting requirements;
  • Facilitate procurement requirements of field offices;
  • Provide technical assistance travel to field offices;
  • Support and contribute to New Business Development opportunities, including developing new contacts and funding sources, identifying new project/product opportunities, writing proposals, developing donor budgets, and designing new programmatic interventions;
  • Advise Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director and other staff members on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the portfolio or impacting operations overall;
  • Support and contribute to country, regional and corporate strategies, capacity building initiatives and the achievement of programmatic objectives, as appropriate;
  • Assist with the recruitment of PSI/W program support staff, and assist with recruitment of field-based staff as appropriate;
  • Supervise and mentor a team composed of two Associate Program Managers and a Financial Analyst;
  • Fulfill other management functions as required in support of the Deputy Regional Director and Regional Director.

  • At least four years work experience in a developing country, preferably in Africa;
  • Three years prior management experience, including supervision of staff;
  • Demonstrated management capacity in a fast paced work environment;
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPA, MPH, etc.);
  • Financial management experience, including significant demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring budgets;
  • Demonstrated experience with international donors and familiarity with international development and health issues; experience with USAID, DfID and Global Fund highly preferred;
  • Private sector management, marketing and/or communications experience preferred; and
  • Fluency in English and a high level of proficiency in French required.

Successful candidates will exhibit creative thinking ability; have excellent writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; a demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; and an interest in private sector approaches to development.

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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals

regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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