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Senior Project Manager

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    Full Time
  • Posted:
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  • Category:
    International Development
  • Deadline:
    February 5, 2024

Senior Project Manager

Based in Monrovia, Liberia

Up to 25% travel within Liberia

Reports to DCOP/Technical Director

Who we are!

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer-powered healthcare.

Join us!

PSI leads the implementation of USAID’s 5-year Countywide Sanitation Activity (CWSA). We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager to support the project’s ambitious goal of achieving a sustained end to open defecation and adoption of basic sanitation by all households in 5 counties of Liberia. Currently in the second year of implementation, the project will reach its goal through successful achievement of four Results: improved governance of the sanitation sector, the adoption of key sanitation behaviors, strengthened sanitation markets, and increased access to financing.

This ambitious, learning-oriented project seeks equally ambitious and curious staff to bring creativity, energy, and an entrepreneurial spirit to achieve project objectives. This is a superb opportunity for a passionate development professional with at least ten years of experience in managing donor-funded projects and an interest in developing technical competencies in market-based sanitation and sanitation behavior change. It will appeal to a development professional wishing to take the career step into a senior management position (such as Deputy Chief of Party [DCOP] or Technical Director) for a USAID-funded activity.

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Job Description: Senior Project Manager

Position Overview:

The Senior Project Manager is a national-level position, based in Monrovia, that will entail frequent program oversight visits to CWSA’s county-level activities in Lofa, Nimba, Bong, Rural Montserrado, and Grand Bassa. The Senior Manager will play an important role in ensuring timely, responsive, and high-quality integrated technical program delivery at the county level and in writing and refining written program deliverables, such as work plans and progress reports. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Senior Manager will work collaboratively with the wider CWSA technical teams, project partners, and government to ensure timeliness in work planning and program reporting and contribute to high-quality program output across all result areas.

As a member of the Senior CWSA leadership Team, the Senior Manager will work collaboratively with the wider CWSA technical teams, project partners, and government to ensure timeliness in work planning and program reporting and contribute to high-quality program output across all result areas’,

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years of work experience in international development programming settings, possess strong writing skills, and demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities. Infographic skills and the ability to present complex data and information in simple text and interesting visuals is an added advantage. The post holder must have a high level of verbal and written English proficiency and the demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written outputs ready for donor submission.


Core Duties

  • Support the project’s County Team Leaders to ensure technical coordination and uptake of tools and best practices developed by the project.
    • Facilitating county-level annual work planning
    • Support quarterly county-level activity planning.
    • Review weekly progress against planned activities with County Leaders
    • Troubleshoot challenges with integrated program delivery.
    • Ensure counties adopt and implement technical guidance and plans developed by the technical leads.
  • Lead process for all project reporting and presentations, including:
    • Gathering inputs from county and national-level staff
    • Gathering and reviewing partner inputs into reports and documents
    • Working with technical leads to ensure reports contain accurate and relevant information.
    • Using inputs from staff and partners, leading the writing of project reports, work plans, and presentations
  • As a member of the Senior leadership, you will provide mentorship and development support to staff.
  • Support essential collaboration between county, national, and international teams, including within the CWSA and PSI/Liberia team, with external partners and stakeholders.
  • Support the development and implementation of project procedures, guidelines, and training.


What are we looking for?

Education: At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or a master’s degree in the field of Governance, Economics, Social Science, or Public Health Management is desirable.

Skills and Experience

  • At least ten years of experience working on international development projects, including 2 years of experience in a senior management role, such as DCOP or Technical Director.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in one of the technical areas of the project (social behavior change, governance, market-strengthening, or sanitation).
  • Excellent spoken English and English writing skills.
  • Demonstrated program management skills such as design, planning coordination, monitoring, team management, and administration.
  • The ability and desire to work with teams from different professional and cultural backgrounds and across multiple languages.
  • Proven ability to recognize and appropriately deal with challenging situations and problem-solve.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, time management, and ability to multi-task.
  • Track record of working independently and in a diverse team environment.
  • Excellent capacity to handle information with diligence and discretion.
  • Strong interest in learning about sanitation technical issues.
  • Passion, curiosity, and motivation for the job, and the ability to enthuse others.
  • Must be a citizen of Liberia. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, sample of work, and current Curriculum Vitae to lr_hr@psi.org by February 5, 2024. Subject: “Senior Project Manager


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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