Department: EAST AFRICA
Based in Location: Washington, DC
Up to international travel: 20-25%
Reports to Finance manager, East Africa
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
PSI wants to reimagine healthcare, to put the consumer at the center, and wherever possible — bring care to the front door. To reimagine healthcare, we’ll help fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
To achieve this vision, we will leverage our best marketing acumen – building strong market understanding and deep consumer insights to inform the design of effective marketing solutions that will shape health markets and drive healthy behaviors.
We are seeking applicants for the Financial Analyst (FA) to support the East Africa portfolio, Burundi, Malawi, Ethiopia and Uganda, in particular. The FA plays a critical role in supporting the regional support team and is responsible for providing financial services for domestic and overseas program staff on all accounting and finance issues. This position will be based in Washington, DC and requires approximately 20% international travel.
Sound like you? Read on.
The FA will serve as a liaison on operational and financial issues between country network members, regional support team, donors, and PSI departments to:
- Provide project financial management support including working with the project manager on preparing, reviewing, updating and realigning donor budgets.
- Support and coordinate donor financial reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention. Review all donor invoices (both produced at HQ and field). Coordinate responses to donor questions regarding PSI financial reports.
- Be responsible for ensuring assigned countries complete monthly project financial reviews; Financial monitoring of programmatic expenditures, program income, Enterprise Funds, Annual Operating budgets; using Activity Status Reports. Monitor Surplus/Deficit, Program Income, and Overhead at program and country levels.
- Monitor contract financial compliance across a diverse set of donor agreements, including subawards.
- Monitor Accounts Receivable for the assigned countries including local donor bills receivables.
- Manage the Operating Advance Request (OAR) process.
- Coordinate the review and research of Accounts Payable transactions made from DC.
- Assist with capacity building and addressing country-specific needs through assessments, development of tools and training materials and short term technical assistance visits.
- Support the country program and coordinate PSI resources to address audit recommendations (GIA, external, donor, etc) as requested.
What are we looking for?
- Knowledge of USAID, Global Fund, DFID and the international donor community required.
- BA in Finance or equivalent experience, MBA/MS Accounting preferred.
- Minimum 3 + years professional work experience.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Office 365 tools.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and be proactive.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
- Excellent organizational and multitasking capabilities.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
What would get us excited?
Fire in the belly. You bring energy and passion in what you do.
Human-centered Innovator: You have experience listening to people with various perspectives and using your knowledge and technical expertise to address their needs
Proactive problem solver -you are using your analytical skills to anticipate problems several steps ahead and find solutions avoiding those problems.
Connector -You have experience serving as a liaison between different people and coordinating those people to reach end results.
From Strategy to details. You are a kind of person who can see a big picture and analyze the situation, but also realizes that devil is in the details and can get into the very details of the issue to resolve it.
Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.
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.
About the OrganizationAbout PSI:
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations, in over 65 countries to lead healthier lives. Over 150 staff in the Washington D.C headquarters, 100 overseas expatriate staff and almost 8,000 local staff work to execute PSI’s critical and innovative programs worldwide.
Health Impact and Donors:
PSI has a unique focus on measurable health impact much like successful corporations measure profitability. Measuring the results of PSI’s health interventions isn’t as simple as counting lives saved. PSI employs an entire team of researchers to continuously evaluate PSI performance against evidence-based objectives and verifiable indicators. Such strict measurement of PSI performance is what sets the organization apart from others in the field and feeds into the design of innovative, targeted and cost-effective interventions.
By utilizing the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) system, PSI estimates that in 2009 alone, its programs directly prevented more than 156,000 HIV infections, 2.6 million unintended pregnancies, almost 150,000 deaths from malaria and diarrhea and 19 million malaria episodes. In addition, roughly 25,000 patients were treated for TB.
With a focus on decentralized management and local experts, innovative programs and successful benchmarking, PSI is proud of its long term commitment to serve those most in need. PSI is supported by several major donors including: governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands; the Global Fund, various United Nations agencies, private foundations, corporations and individuals.
Areas of PSI focus:
PSI has HIV programs in over 60 countries around the world. Interventions, which include social marketing of HIV products and services and targeted HIV communications, are based upon a commitment to produce measurable health impact and an emphasis upon rigorous research and evaluation. Although condom social marketing and targeted communications remain the cornerstones of PSI's work to address the HIV pandemic, country programs also implement an increasingly comprehensive range of interventions in response to the changing needs of specific country contexts and populations. PSI is increasingly implementing innovations such as male circumcision services and targeted communications for concurrent sexual partnerships and injection drug use interventions.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and preventable illness, yet it remains a major cause of death worldwide. It is one of the biggest killers of women of reproductive age and the most common cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. PSI provides a variety of innovative TB and TB/HIV-related services, engaging private providers in diagnosis and treatment and integrating HIV counseling and testing with TB services. It also creates innovative behavior change communications campaigns to increase awareness of TB and TB/HIV and to promote healthy behaviors.
Vulnerable children are one of PSI’s most important target groups. According to the WHO, nearly 10 million children under the age of five die each year – more than 1,000 every hour. Tragically, about two-thirds of child deaths are preventable through practical, low-cost interventions. PSI works to improve child survival by helping developing countries address water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia and HIV with prevention and treatment education and products. PSI’s child survival programs improve the health and save the lives of children under five in more than 30 countries.
In over 30 countries throughout the world PSI empowers women and couples to lead healthier lives by providing access to innovative family planning and maternal health products and services. Every year, there are more than 60 million unintended pregnancies and more than 500,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes. In 2008 alone, PSI prevented an estimated 3.1 million unintended pregnancies and 15,000 maternal deaths, and enabled millions of couples to plan their families.
Over the past three decades, PSI has expanded the contraceptive methods in its portfolio from male condoms and oral contraceptives to include injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), emergency contraception pills, implants, female condoms, voluntary sterilization, and fertility awareness methods such as the Standard Days Method using Cyclebeads®. PSI’s RH platform has also grown to address maternal mortality through the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage and sepsis, and the prevention of unsafe abortion.
Access to clean water is a challenge in almost all of the countries PSI operates in. Increasing awareness of water borne diseases and accessibility to treated water are a core part of PSI’s efforts across its health areas.
PSI and its many partners are working together to promote the Safe Water System, a water quality intervention that employs proven, easy-to-use and inexpensive solutions such as household water treatment appropriate for the developing world. Household water treatment and safe storage ensures that each sip of water is safe to drink. Household water treatment can be adopted quickly, inexpensively, at national scale in both development and emergency situations, making an immediate difference on the lives of those who rely on transporting to and storing water in their homes.
PSI provides malaria control support to national Ministries of Health in over 30 countries worldwide. PSI tailors its malaria control programs to the unique environment in each country and the needs outlined by the Ministry of Health to achieve the Abuja Targets and MDGs. PSI’s malaria control programs include delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets, pre-packaged malaria treatment, behavior change communications and operational research.