Position: Director of Finance and Administration
Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports to Chief of Party
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/Tanzania is dedicated to improving the health of Tanzanians by providing life-saving information, products and services to tackle the most pressing health problems. We make it easier for Tanzanians to plan the families they desire, have safe pregnancies and deliveries, and protect themselves and their families from malaria, diarrhea, HIV and AIDS, and waterborne diseases. Using proven business practices like marketing and franchising, and in close partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and a range of local and international organizations, PSI/Tanzania creates health solutions that are built to last. Established in 1993, today PSI/Tanzania employs over 250 staff across 15 regional offices. PSI/Tanzania is one of the leading PSI platforms significantly contributing to PSI’s overall health impact
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 quality-assured ACTs for confirmed malaria cases in 2016. PSI also supports national Ministries of Health to scale up malaria diagnosis especially in the private sector and to improve tracking of malaria patients through surveillance and health information systems, especially DHIS2.
We are looking for Director of Finance to assist the Chief of Party in leading an anticipated $50 million 5-year Malaria Bednet Delivery USAID-funded project in Tanzania with an anticipated award date of May 2019. The Director of Finance will be responsible for the overall finance and administrative management of the project. He/She will play a key role in ensuring that all the finance and administration teams have the required tools, processes and talent to meet their objective of acting as strategic partners to the rest of the organization. He/she is the custodian of accounting and financial process to ensure the project is compliant with donor and PSI global standards and that the processes are enabling the implementing teams achieve project targets while driving efficiency.
Are you an experienced leader with extensive knowledge of USAID contracting mechanisms and this sound like you? Read on.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, and in accordance with the procedures and regulations in place, the Director of Finance is responsible for the following:
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:
What would get us excited?
Experienced manager: You have leadership experience on a USAID project, and have strong USAID contract experience.
This position is contingent upon funding.
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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.