Program manager PSI-Europe

Part time
Amsterdam
Posted 2 weeks ago

TITLE:  Program Manager PSI-Europe (part-time)

DATE:  February 2019

CLOSING DATE: 20 February 2018

 

For the position of Program Manager, PSI-Europe is seeking dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development. You are passionate about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), you love taking initiative and you can’t wait for the next challenge? Then this job might be for you!

 

 

Who we are

 

Stichting PSI-Europe (“PSI-Europe”) is an independent non-governmental organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is affiliated with the world’s leading network of non-profit social marketing organizations: Population Services International (PSI). The PSI network comprises local offices (‘members’) in more than 50 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. The PSI network is coordinated by PSI’s global headquarters in Washington DC, USA.

 

Mission: Stichting PSI-Europe’s mission is to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by building relationships with European stakeholders (donor governments, universities, private sector, foundations) and generating resources for the PSI network.

 

Join us!

 

The Program Manager is a member of the PSI-Europe team which currently consists of seven people, whose mission is to serve the PSI network by providing support to the network members and promoting PSI’s work in Europe. He/she has a special interest in private sector and social enterprise approaches to development.

In particular, the Program Manager will support the Jeune S3 (Santé, Sexualité, Sécurité) project. PSI-Europe is part of the Jeune S3 alliance, which is led by Cordaid and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This position is based in Amsterdam.

 

Sounds like you? Read on.

 

Your contribution

 

The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting PSI-Europe’s role in the Jeune S3 project and other projects in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) managed by PSI-Europe, as well as some institutional tasks, and reports to PSI-Europe’s Deputy Managing Director. Responsibilities include:

 

Under the Jeune S3 project:

  • Lead the day-to-day communication with and support of country teams;
  • Provide SRHR technical assistance to country teams and alliance partners;
  • Prepare and/or edit reports and/or input requested by the donor;
  • Lead the monitoring of program implementation and identify gaps between implementation and financial standing to improve the overall performance of the program;
  • Responsible for managing the budget in collaboration with the Director of Finance and the Deputy Managing Director;
  • Contribute to program meetings, the Steering Committee meeting of the Jeune S3 alliance and workshops.
  • Manage communication and knowledge sharing: distribute documentation, progress reports, lessons learnt and best practices across the Jeune S3 alliance and PSI network members;

 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to (identifying) project opportunities for PSI-Europe, particularly in the area of SRHR;
  • Update and provide input for the relevant PSI-Europe tools and website;
  • Contribute to and improve PSI-Europe’s knowledge management system;
  • Fulfill other programmatic, fundraising and communication tasks as required by the PSI-Europe staff.

 

 

Our needs

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (Public Health, International Development, Marketing) or equivalent experience;
  • Three years of prior work experience with a developing country;
  • Knowledge and work experience in SRHR including HIV/AIDS;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite essential;
  • Prior experience with major European public health donors preferred;
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, proactive and flexible;
  • Prior experience with working in an alliance is an asset;
  • Team player with excellent communication skills, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Good sense of humor and comfortable working in cross-cultural contexts;
  • Native or bi-lingual proficiency in English and French is required;
  • Willingness to travel
  • The candidate should be a Dutch citizen or have the right to work in the Netherlands.

 

 

We offer

 

We offer a dynamic and professional working environment with lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

 

APPLY at ohekster@psi.org and if you have any questions, please contact Odette Hekster, Deputy Managing Director, at this same email address.

 

PSI-Europe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

PSI-Europe strives for gender balance in the office.

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