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Grant Agreement Senior Program Manager (Temporary)


Grant Agreement Senior Program Manager (Temporary)



Posted 30 Jul 2020
Closing date 28 Aug 2020


Job title: Grant Agreement Senior Program Manager, Temporary

Department: Malaria Department

Location: Washington, D.C. *Eligible for Remote Work.

Reports to: Director, Malaria Department

*Remote, US based.

Up to 10% international travel

Who we are

With over 50 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 7,000 PSI’ers around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from doctors, epidemiologists and professionals from the medical industry to marketers from the fast-moving consumer goods industry – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI is seeking an experienced, Full time Temporary ITPi Grant Agreement Senior Program Manager to support the Malaria Department with grant negotiations for a multi-country intervention aimed at improving uptake of intermittent preventative treatment in infants (ITPi) for an anticipated Unitaid award. The role is temporary from late September 2020 through January 2021.

PSI’s new global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy and funding and strengthening global capacity. For the Malaria Department this means moving quality malaria case management closer to consumers; bringing next generations LLINs to market; scaling response driven surveillance to accelerate malaria elimination progress and maximizing the control value of drug-based prevention interventions.


Your contribution

– Project manage negotiations with Unitaid, in consultation with the Malaria Director, including but not limited to management of all grant development deliverables (e.g. project plan, logical framework)
– Coordinate proposal revisions with new business development, relevant country teams and the Malaria department
– Lead coordination of inputs for proposal re-writes from sub-grantee
– Lead the response to PSI’s capacity assessment and execute recommendations from the assessment with the support of the malaria department
– Lead budget revisions and financial reporting negotiations, with support from the Malaria Department Senior PM
– Coordinate with the grants and contracts team and legal counsel on review and negotiations of the legal terms and conditions for the grantQualifications

What are we looking for?

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

Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics

– You have at least 10 years relevant work experience, including experience in program management and working overseas.
– A breadth of expertise including:
– Experience managing others effectively, including remote and matrix management
– You are passionate about working on malaria programs with previous experience in these areas.
– You have a master’s degree in a relevant subject (MPH, MBA, MIA, etc.)
– In-depth knowledge of PSI’s systems, policies, procedures and platforms.
– You can effortlessly perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines and keep cool under pressure.
– You are highly organized and a self-starter. You strive to make systems better.
– Fluency in written and spoken English; *French highly preferred*.
– Based in Washington DC or Remote*
– Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
– References will be required.
– The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

– Detail-oriented. You make sure things are done right and have an eye and flair for professional presentation.
– Superb Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You have experience engaging with donors.
– I got this Attitude. You can juggle multiple competing deadlines without getting flustered and with a sense of humor.
– Strong writing skills.

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


– 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.

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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