Population Services International

  • Grant Management Consultant, Global Fund Management Unit

    Posted Date 6 days ago(5/15/2018 2:57 PM)
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    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
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    Job title: Grant Management Consultant

    Department: Global Fund Management Unit (GFMU)

    Based in Multiple Locations

    Up to 35% international travel

    Reports to GFMU Senior Program Manager


    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 professit’s ionals 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!

    The GFMU oversees the implementation of seven Global Fund PR-ship grants in five countries: Liberia, Haiti, Madagascar, Mali, and South Sudan. 


    PSI is seeking a Grant Management Consultant to work with its Global Fund Management Unit for six months from 1 July to 31 December 2018.  The consultant will take an active role in rolling out key systems strengthening initiatives that aim to improve sub-recipient management, overall financial management, and show the relationship between achievement of programmatic activities and financial expenditure.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    • Attend GFMU conference in Geneva week of Sept 24 to meet with GF PMU teams and plan timeline for the in-country roll out SR and financial management initiatives.
    • Train in-country teams to use the SR financial tool and standard SR financial and programmatic trackers for each GF PR-ship country where PSI has sub-recipients
    • Support improvements in SR forecasting and commitment data through TA visits
    • Support the roll out of activity-based budget (aka accounting string) tracking in relevant countries starting with a pilot in Liberia.  This could include development of coding “cheat sheets” for accurate expenditure allocation to budget.
    • Review and monitor the use of the new SR financial tool/checklist + supporting documentation to ensure completeness and quality reviews are being done in country. 
    • Provide spot check reviews of SR financial and programmatic reports against budget and deliverable in contract during TA visits.   Share observations and recommendations with in-country and DC-based GFMU.
    • Provide remote support to financial managers and staff overseeing sub-recipients working on PSI’s GF PR-ship projects
    • Complete spot-checks of all SRs documentation in-country during TA visits; follow up with teams on internal audit findings specific to SR management.
    • Analyze new sub-agreement terms and conditions to highlight areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts, or deviations from the scope of work.
    • Lead SR amendments with forthcoming updated language to SR Agreements from Grants and Contracts.
    • Support project management in resolving disputes with SR
    • Lead an SR Colab on Sharepoint to bring SR managers and verificateurs into a group to share best practices.
    • Draft communication about updates the GFMU has made to strengthen key internal program management initiatives.  For example, revising contract language, status updates on pilots involving GF PR-ship countries (finance monitoring checklist, programmatic checklist, standardized SR finance reporting template, standardized management letter for SRs)


    What are we looking for?

    The basics

    • At least 5 years of experience working with increasing responsibilities in grant management & subaward management.
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the subaward management lifecycle.
    • Relevant graduate degree (MPH, MBA, etc.)
    • You have lived and worked in a Francophone developing country.
    • Intimate knowledge of and experience working with GF, grant making and program implementation (both pre- & post- NFM) at PSI; multi-country experience strongly preferred.
    • Strong financial acumen to be able to track SR financials and contribute to project forecasting and variance analysis.
    • A keen sense of urgency and strong work ethic, positive mindset, and comfort with the ambiguity and pace of a dynamic and bureaucratic environment.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and with both “dotted” and “solid” line reporting and communication relationships.
    • Fluency in French preferred.  
    • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 35%).
    • References will be required.

    What would get us excited?


    Experienced sub-recipient manager. You have managed international and local sub-recipients, preferably on a Global Fund grant, and have been able to track programmatic results against expenses.


    Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership management capacity.


    A problem-solver. You seek to understand a problem or challenge and respond with creative, innovative, and timely solutions.


    *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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