Population Services International

  • Financial Analyst, East Africa

    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/30/2018 2:44 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Financial Analyst     

    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.


    Join us!

    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.


    Your contribution

    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.


    References will be required.



    • Exempt

    *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.


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