IM Strategic Communications Manager

13 Mar, 2021


IM Strategic Communications Manager

Population Services International (PSI)
Washington, DC

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.


The Basics:

  • Experience in global public health or international development, with knowledge of malaria in Asia and Africa highly preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, advocacy and policy or related field such as Journalism, English or one where demonstrated expertise in writing is required.
  • A minimum of 7 years working in communications, preferably with PR or marketing agency experience
  • 1+ years of experience mentoring or managing junior staff positions preferred.
  • Must have excellent writing abilities and experience crafting messages for external audiences in English.
  • Has experience managing websites, blogs, crafting newsletters, writing and editing social media, developing content for corporate magazines, fact sheets, and other external materials.
  • Extreme attention to detail with an ability to catch errors and grammatical mistakes.
  • Experience managing meetings and planning editorial calendars and communications workstreams
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Office 365.
  • Experience working with large, multinational, and intercultural teams. International work experience desired.
  • Able to juggle multiple competing deadlines without getting flustered and with a sense of humor.
  • Must be authorized to work in USA. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Knowledge and experience working with USAID and PMI, in particular
  • Demonstrated experience working with malaria service delivery projects an advantage.
  • Experience working with large, donor-funded flagship projects.
  • Experience working with large, multinational, and intercultural teams.
  • A do-er who can get their bearings quickly.
  • A background in storytelling for non-profit settings.
  • Ability to communicate in French and/or Spanish a plus

Status: Exempt


Application Instructions

Cover letter, resume and links to/attach 2-3 writing samples you can demonstrate authorship of required.


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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Job posted: 2021-03-13