Population Services International

  • Finance Officer, IMPACT Malaria

    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/6/2018 2:16 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title: Finance Officer

    Department: Malaria Department

    Project: Impact Malaria, based in Washington, DC.

    Up to 10% international travel. Reports to the Project Finance 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 7,000 “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 and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in malaria control implementation delivering 42 million treated mosquito nets and almost 19 million treatments for confirmed malaria cases in 2016.  More specifically, PSI supports national Ministries of Health to deliver improved malaria case management through public sector channels in partnership with the global fund and is working with a number of other donors to harness the private sector to deliver quality assured diagnosis and treatment of fever.  Complimenting these service delivery programs with improved integrated reporting across all channels using DHIS II, today PSI supports countries that need it, to deliver a holistic malaria control program.



    We are looking for a Finance Officer to support Impact Malaria, a multi-country, multi-million-dollar USAID malaria service delivery program to support service delivery across public, private and community channels, and shaping the future of malaria case management in at least 17 countries.
    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your Contribution


    • Work with the Core project team and field offices on the development, review and finalization of country budgets/workplans to achieve project deliverables.
    • Work closely with the Finance Manager to provide financial management support to the country offices including forecasting, monitoring project and annual budgets against programmatic scopes of work.
    • Assist in the development, review, and finalization of the Core annual workplan budget. 

    Financial Analysis and Reporting

    • Monthly, perform field finance reviews, establish accurate fund accountability statements, and work closely with country teams to address issues and risks associated with questioned costs.
    • Monthly, review subcontractors’ invoices, establish their fund accountability statements, work closely with respective subcontractors and the PSI Grants and Contracts Department to timely resolve issues and risks associated with questioned costs.
    • With Finance Manager, notify and advise Project Director, Deputy Project Director and project management team on relevant issues and proposed solutions; keeping them informed of significant developments and/or risks.
    • Coordinate closely with the Core project team, Compliance Manager and PSI Grants and Contracts Department to evaluate country office risk and design relevant monitoring and capacity building plans related to development of both internal country office staff and subcontractor capacity.
    • Produce routine and ad-hoc financial reports, project status updates, cash forecasts, and other data and spending analyses.
    • Work closely with Accounting group and ensure all transactions, adjustments or other changes are reported correctly and in a timely manner.
    • Work closely with internal units based overseas to resolve financial issues and to answer external client requests.
    • Support project financial reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Reinforce the development of robust systems for monitoring subcontractors’ financial performance and risk and support the country team by sharing relevant tools and building strong capacity within PSI national staff.
    • Manage the finances in a portfolio of countries. 
    • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and related supporting documents based on Quality Systems Unit guidelines.
    • Assist Finanace Manager in preparing and facilitating trainings and technical assistance.


    What are we looking for?

    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


    Our ideal candidate will possess:

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, MBA, CPA or equivalent;
    • A minimum of 4 years of USAID contract management experience
    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
    • Solid understanding of Federal Acquisition Rules and Regulations
    • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred.
    • French speaker strongly preferred.
    • References will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position.
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.


    • 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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