Associate Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships

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Associate Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Based in Washington D.C. and/or remote in the US

Less than 10% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Can be fully remote

Reports to Malcolm Quigley, Lead, Strategic Partnerships, Global Fundraising and Communications Department

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

The Strategic Partnerships team harnesses the power of the private sector to fuel sustainable global health solutions by prioritizing high ROI opportunities and matching them to the best partners. Our innovative and creative team partners with leading Fortune 500 companies to support programs operating in more than 40 countries.

PSI seeks an Associate Manager, Strategic Partnerships that will provide wide-ranging operational and project management support to the Strategic Partnerships team within PSI’s Global Fundraising department. The role is a critical on that will help the team expand existing and secure new partnership opportunities by assisting with project and proposal administration, conducting pipeline research and outreach, and providing administrative support for a variety of other activities.


Your contributions

-Support the execution of a portfolio of projects by setting up awards in PSI’s systems, monitoring agreement modifications, workplans and deliverables, and donor reporting, and assisting with subaward management in coordination with immediate team members, network member/country project team members, and global technical and service departments. (35% of time)
-Conduct prospecting research and help brief the team on identified priority fundraising objectives. (30% of time)
-Assist with new business development opportunities, including development of pitch, concept, and proposal materials. (15% of time)
-Provide routine administrative support for daily operations, project management, and general functioning of assigned portfolio. (10% of time)
-Provide support for knowledge management activities, including the design of tools and systems for knowledge management and information tracking, creation and maintenance of internal filing systems, administration of online communications site(s), and development of communications materials. (10% of time)
Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change.**Qualifications**

What are we looking for?

-Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field
-At least 3 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
-Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or health areas preferred (such as DFID, USAID, CDC, KFW, corporate and foundation donors).
-Basic knowledge of or demonstrated interested in how the private and the non-profit sectors can strategically achieve social impact together.
-Strong written, verbal, and cross-cultural communications skills.
-Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Office 365.
-Strong budget management skills.
-Excellent organizational and administrative skills with keen attention to detail. Able to balance multiple projects, wear multiple hats, and manage competing deadlines in a fast-paced and at times ambiguous environment.
-Excellent research and investigative skills. Able to find, evaluate, and present useful information related to a specific topic.
-Excellent collaboration, customer service, relationship building/management and consensus building skills. Able to respond calmly and confidently in any situation.
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to think creatively and approach tasks or problems in a new or different way.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

Measurement:You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty:You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration:You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust:You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
Commitment:You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.
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.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (202)785-0072.


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