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  • Organization: PSI - Population Services International
  • Location: Washington | america
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-29

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Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy

Washington (United States of America) | america


Job title: Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy

Department: Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, Maverick Collective

Based in Washington, DC

Up to 20**%** international & domestic travel

Reports to the Deputy Director of Innovation and Special Projects, Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy

Who we are

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 lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives 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!

The Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy team sparks innovation within PSI by matching risk-tolerant donors to high-impact projects and systems across the firm. In collaboration with colleagues across the globe, we identify and find funding for transformational projects and investments in global public health. These investments are ones that our traditional institutional donors are unlikely to fund. We collaborate closely with corporations, private philanthropists, and foundations to conceptualize the future of global health and translate those visions into reality.

PSI is looking for an accomplished individual for the role of Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy to support and facilitate the development of approaches that test new ideas in global health and drive towards PSI's strategic vision.

This unique role works across global teams and sectors, essentially breaking silos. You will collaborate with PSI donors as well as programmatic, technical and field teams to facilitate the design of scalable, sustainable projects that test innovations in global health.

You must have excellent interpersonal skills and a knack for motivating colleagues who do not report to you – creating and navigating strong professional relationships and informal networks. We need you to think and dream big, but have the agility to zoom from the forest to the trees, and to dive into and manage the day-to-day details. You must be comfortable with ambiguity, leading teams to consensus, and be a self-starter who can run with an idea with minimal supervision.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

You will support the Deputy Director to work across the firm to identify and codify a pipeline of innovative projects that directly contribute towards PSI's strategic plan.

You will also be support in the following areas:

Project Ideation

Do you naturally think outside the box and seek to tackle big global problems? In this role, you will facilitate the creation of innovative project ideas – from the vision statement, to the theory of change, to the outcomes and outputs of specific activities that can help get us there.

You will collaborate across PSI's regional, technical, and global network of 55 countries to develop concrete ideas that build towards PSI's strategic plan – such as innovative financing mechanisms, social enterprise, reproductive health, or non-communicable diseases, to name a few. This requires excellent interpersonal skills. You will support this process – ensuring these ideas are effectively communicated to the fundraising team via compelling concept briefs, concept notes and proposals.

Non-Technical Writing & Communicating

Can you take a technical concept and communicate it in way that the layman can understand? Then you've got a translation capability we need. In your discussions with project and technical teams, you'll develop a broad understanding of what they do and how they do it. Then you will need to communicate these ideas to a potential donor in a fluid, approachable, and understandable way. Both written and oral communications are key in this role.

Systematically Sharing Lessons Learned

You ensure projects are designed to help PSI learn in new ways – testing innovations in global health to achieve PSI's strategic plan. A critical part of your effectiveness will be to work closely with both the CPP team's Community Manager and Knowledge Manager to systematically share lessons across PSI globally – ensuring learning, challenges, and data are shared in a targeted, and coordinated manner. Qualifications

What are we looking for?

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

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • You have a bachelor's degree in a related field of study, such as communications, international studies, or project design.
  • You have at least five years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and a portfolio of quality written products for a variety of formats (e.g., concept briefs, project talking points, concept presentations, proposals, etc.)
  • International experience in a developing country and/or an understanding of the pressures and demands of country programs is preferred.
  • You love people and love to connect with them. You are able to interact with diverse personalities, handle hard conversations, and conduct yourself with utmost transparency and integrity in your partnerships.
  • You are passionate about PSI's mission and vision.
  • You are a strategic thinker and foster good relationships.
  • You are detail oriented and enjoy shifting from big picture strategy to the details of project spreadsheets and timelines.
  • You take initiative and are excellent at managing multiple workstreams. You are not afraid to jump in from the start and get your hands dirty with minimal direction.
  • You have demonstrated a strong leadership capacity and ability to work well with a team. Informal influence and the ability to build consensus is critical.
  • Strong preference for candidates with PSI experience.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this positon.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

Sophisticated Communicator. You present yourself as an articulate, polished and sophisticated individual and have experience interacting comfortably with high-level individuals and groups, including persons of high wealth. You listen carefully as well as give advice and respect the abilities of others. You are transparent and share openly.

Team Player: You like to work closely with a team and across teams and can navigate a matrix of reporting lines and responsibilities to achieve common objectives; you foster collaboration and support your colleagues.


  • Exempt; two-year contract.

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.


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