Population Services International

Grants and Partnerships Manager

Posted Date 4 months ago(3/10/2021 5:00 PM)
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Population Services International
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Job title Grants and Partnerships Manager

Department Africa

Based in Location Bujumbura, with occasional travel in the field

Reports to the Country Representative


Who we are


Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.  We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.  


Join us!

We are looking for a Grants and Partnerships Manager to provide overall technical and management leadership, guidance and oversight of the Burundi office’s grants and contract’s portfolio. The Grants and Partnerships Manager will be the custodian of the  grants and contracts process to ensure PSI Burundi is compliant with donor and PSI global finance, budget, grants and compliance standards and that the processes enable PSI Burundi to adhere to its strategic priorities. In addition, to strong technical knowledge and experience, the Grants and Partnerships Manager will be a key leader within the country platform, whose leadership style should reflect high Emotional Intelligence (EI) and their ability to lead while nurturing talent. This position will supervise one direct report (Sub-award Manager).


The current PSI Burundi portfolio is composed of 8 grants and contracts from a variety of bilateral and multilateral donors.  The Grants and Partnership Manager is responsible for ensuring business development, grants and contracts management, sub-awards and partnerships management, and donor communications.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution


Strategic leadership and oversight role

  • Assist the Country Director in providing direction and strategic leadership for the platform’s grants and contracts portfolio.
  • Maintain country level systems that ensure accurate and timely reporting on financial performance of the organization;
  • Ensure that organization-wide systems for deliverables (D-Tracker) is updated on a regular basis
  • Consistently demonstrate a leadership style that reflects high emotional intelligence, nurtures talent and reinforces the right tone at the top of the organization.
  • Promote and demonstrate an ethical environment, in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity
  • Supervise and provide leadership to PSI Burundi’s Finance Sub-award teams, which consists of Subaward Manager, Financial Analyst and Accountant
  • Supervise the Subgrant Manager and their team, ensuring compliance with all sub award management processes.
  • Ensure understanding of donors administrative and financial requirements compliance with the same throughout the duration of the award
  • Work with country level finance and programmatic teams to ensure compliance of expenditures with donor regulations and that downstream implementation partners understand and comply with donor regulations

Grants Management

  • Manage all reporting deadlines, develop calendars for report development and coordinate report compilation and review.
  • In collaboration with Program Director, ensure that donor reports are well-written, accurate, complete and submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensure alignment between proposals, workplans, partner agreements, budgets and reports
  • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with PSI and relevant donor regulations and contracts, including maintenance of updated grant files
  • Participate in regular budget review (MPFR) meetings;
  • Assist the Program Director in coordinating any modifications to agreements or projects (i.e. extensions, indicator changes, budget realignments), as necessary.
  • Lead project close-out exercises, coordinating the work of Program, Finance, and Evidence departments
  • Assist the Country Director and Program Director in their communication with donors on grants management, project progress, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Act as focal point for communications with HQ grants administration (PMT, Grants and Contracts) and compliance functions at PSI headquarters

Business development

  • Research and maintain information on donor strategies and funding opportunities on the national level, in conjunction with the program coordinators.
  • Lead the development of proposals for submission to donors in coordination with sector leads and the finance and operations teams; contribute to budget development/management in coordination with Finance through budget review to ensure that budget aligns to the proposed intervention and the correct costs are included.
  • Assist the CR and DP in ensuring that new business development efforts align with PSI Burundi’s Operational Plan and priorities


What are we looking for?


The basics

  • Bachelor or advanced degree in International Development, Public Health or Communications
  • At least 7 years of related experience working in an international NGO environment with donor-funded projects.
  • At least one year of management experience
  • English fluency required: exceptional English writing and editing skills required.
  • Verbal and reading fluency in French required.
  • Strong Office 365 skills
  • Demonstrated grants management experience, understanding of donor rules and regulations; experience working with USAID, Dutch government or other international donors.
  • At least three years of experience living or working in a developing country and conflict/ post-conflict experience is highly preferred
  • Willing to travel within Burundi (at least 25% in field).
  • High emotional intelligence, people management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse cultural environment with multiple stakeholders (including government authorities, beneficiaries, implementing partners, program staff, donors)

What will get us excited (personal and management characteristics)?

  • Passionate about writing clear, persuasive, attractive documents
  • Passionate about learning, documenting and sharing what does and doesn’t work
  • Successful candidates will be customer service oriented, exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have proven problem solving ability; be able to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; and have the ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in international health and development issues, and technology innovation.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record. Act with urgency for continuous improvement and with a bias towards action; promote development of breakthrough solutions; embrace and advocate innovations that improve results; aggressively promotes the need for breakthrough improvements.
  • Acting with long term perspective: Take actions today to build a strong foundation for future success, identify and take advantage of emerging opportunities
  • Adaptive and flexible in approaches to work, comfortable with changing approach based on the evidence of what works
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Ability and desire to coach and transfer learning capacity to partners and program staff
  • References will be required.   
  • 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.


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.


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