Population Services International

Temporary Program Coordinator, West and Central Africa (WCA)

Posted Date 1 week ago(2/8/2018 2:44 PM)
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Temporary Program Coordinator

West and Central Africa (WCA)

Based in Washington DC

Up to 5% international travel

Reports to the Program Manager

This is a four-month position.


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.


Join us!

We are looking for a Program Coordinator to provide support to the Sub-Task Order (TO) between Chemonics and PSI/Mali. The Program Coordinator will serve as liaison between Chemonics and PSI/Mali and ensure quality control of all deliverables. All questions related to the programmatic and financial aspect of this project will be routed through the Program Coordinator who will then coordinate with PSI/Mali. This position will be based in Washington, DC and requires approximately 5% overseas travel to Mali.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

  • Ensure full compliance of financial and administrative components of the project.
  • Support the production of timely and quality financial reports and invoices for client approval, ensuring, in collaboration with the program manager, that there is a documented correlation between all expenditures and programmatic reporting.
  • Coordinate and review the client invoicing process in close coordination with PSI/Mali and DC Finance Department ensuring all invoices/ support documentations are submitted on time and are of high quality.
  • Monitor account receivable to ensure that payments are being made.
  • Monitor project expenditures to ensure that costs are substantiated and allowable.
  • Track line item spending burn rates in order to prepare limitation of funds notifications and projections.
  • Review budgets for contract realignments and modifications.
  • Ensure branding and marking requirements are properly administered throughout project implementation.
  • Prepare all requests for Chemonics’s (salary increase, travel, etc.)
  • Ensure translation of all deliverables prior to submission to Chemonics
  • Ensure timely submission of all deliverables (financial and programmatic)
  • Ensure completion and submission of all biodatas, pay scale, and/or salary approval as required by the TO
  • Develop the LOE monthly billing reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as needed as well as other tasks.


What are we looking for?


The basics

  • BA in Finance, international development or relevant field.
  • Minimum 2+ years of professional work experience, financial background strongly preferred for this role.
  • Proficiency in French.
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines.
  • Pay attention to details and focus on quality and consistency.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently.
  • Excellent writing skills in both English and French; can communicate complex financial activities and present to a large and diverse audience of varying financial knowledge

Icing on the cake 

  • You are familiar with USAID policies and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; you feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say and can effectively interact with senior management.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently.  We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won’t hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.



  • Non-Exempt 

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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