Program Coordinator, Latin America and Asia

Population Services International (PSI)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 08

Position description

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 7,000 “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.

Join us! 

This position is an opportunity to be part of a new team of Transition Market Group Countries at PSI.  PSI is building a team who can support creative, new ways of shaping health markets and shifting policy and funding. 


PSI seeks a Program Coordinator to support this Transition Market. The Coordinator is a key member of department, whose mission is to deliver high-quality, demand-driven services to PSI’s program management team and our field programs, helping to ensure financial accountability, technical integrity and programmatic success. This position is based in Washington DC and entails occasional overseas travel.



Your contribution 

The Transition Market Group Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the department’s portfolio of countries, reporting to the team’s Senior Program Manager (Sr. APM). Duties will include but are not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure smooth financial and programmatic execution of awards, including monitoring of agreement modifications, outstanding commitments, and payments in coordination with the Sr. APM, Program Manager and other departments as necessary;
  • Support in organizing, editing and filing programmatic and financial deliverables;
  • Facilitate process flows and adherence to PSI policies, including timely distribution of new policies and procedures to the field;
  • Manage contractors and vendors, ensuring accurate set up and timely payments;
  • Assist with new business development (NBD) opportunities, providing support to ensure adherence to NBD quality standards.
  • Support the Financial Analyst as needed with subaward management, donor invoices, or other tasks;
  • Oversee and prepare the labor charging guidance for the department, in coordination with the Sr. APM, Program Manager and Financial Analyst; 
  • Support onboarding of new staff in PSI processes and procedures; 
  • Connect team members to resources in headquarters and at the country level;
  • Serve as the focal point for external relations and communications, capturing success stories for external publication and supporting the regional team with strategic communications
  • Serve as the focal point for 1-2 countries and/or programs as needed.
  • Support the organization of meetings including venue, catering, transport; and
  • Fulfill other programmatic, financial, and administrative functions as required.


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:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (Public Health, International Development)
  • At least two years of prior work experience in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Highly proficient in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing). 
  • A team player, ready for a challenge and motivated by new thinking. Comfortable with change within an evolving, innovative team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint),
  • Strong quantitative skills, with emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with special attention to detail and timeliness;
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently;
  • Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks;
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. 

What would get us excited?

  • Experience living outside the United States and in multicultural environments;
  • Customer service oriented;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven problem-solving ability;
  • Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure;
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments;
  • Demonstrated interest in international health and development issues


  • Non-Exempt

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