Program Assistant, Strategy & Insights

Population Services International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 27

Position description

PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.

Join us!
The Strategy & Insights team guides quality, insights-driven prioritization and learning across PSI, ensuring we are “doing the right things” even as we work on “doing things right.” The team promotes best practice in program design, social and behavior change (SBC), market dynamics, research, learning, and strategy development, measurement and alignment. We work with PSI network members, partners and other global services teams to systematically capture, synthesize and share internal and external evidence, consumer/market/health system insights, competitive market intelligence and program experience to guide global, market-level and program-level strategy.The team is made up of a diverse, fun, kind, and highly skilled group of professionals, and would offer the successful candidate exposure to a wide range of PSI’s work.

Strategy and Insights seeks a Program Assistant to provide wide-ranging administrative and operational support to the team. This position would also support the Health Systems Accelerator team with similar administrative tasks. The role is a critical part of ensuring operational excellence and quality execution of standards.

Hourly Pay Range:
$21.15 (MINIMUM) - $25.00 (MID-POINT) - $28.85 (MAXIMUM)
For US-based candidates, the regular hourly pay range is reflected above. * We value transparency and have provided the full hourly pay range for this role. Actual hourly compensation may vary and will be determined by factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, experience, internal equity, external market analysis, and other business factors permitted by law. Hiring at the maximum of the range would not be typical to allow for potential future salary growth. PSI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health care, retirement plan, generous leave, overtime eligibility, as well as other great benefits. For more information, please ask your recruiter or visit to learn more!

*For all applicants applying outside of the US; please note that those hired outside of the US will be employed through the local PSI office. Pay and benefits will be commensurate with the role and practices of the local office, including payment in local currency.


Your contributions

  • Provides routine administrative support for daily operations, project management, institutional software subscriptions and licenses, managing logistics for team meetings and webinars, and general functioning of assigned portfolio. Serves as liaison to the broader program management function. 40% of Time
  • Provides basic financial management support, including assisting with basic team budget management, procurement and payment of consultants, vendors, subrecipients and other services, and management and reconciliation of purchasing card. 30% of Time
  • Provides 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, maintenance of online communications site(s), development of meeting summaries and notes, and development of communications materials. 30% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

  • Associate's degree (or international equivalent) in a related field.
  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field preferred.
  • Some work experience preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with special attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Relevant language skills per country and program portfolio.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.


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