Population Services International

Subaward Coordinator

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/8/2021 4:41 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Global Operations
Multiple Locations


Coordinator, Subaward

Based in Any West or Central African country where PSI is registered

No Travel Required

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Remote eligible

Reports to Subaward Manager







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 its 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!

PSI seeks an English and French speaking Subaward Coordinator that will support and monitor a diverse portfolio of subawards for the Global Operations, Africa Program Management Team (PMT), with a specific emphasis on our PSI’s Standards for Excellence & Program Success (STEPs).


Your contributions

  • Provide administrative support to ensure subaward compliance. May include drafting of subawards and subsequent amendments, supporting pre-award assessments of subrecipients, participating in subaward monitoring visits, assisting with internal compliance reviews, and ensuring Patriot Act and Transparency Act reporting and compliance for all subaward actions. 20% of the Time
  • Provide moderate financial management support, which may include managing and ensuring compliance of and reviewing and processing subrecipient financial reports against budgets. 20% of the Time
  • Prepare and submit subaward advance, liquidation, and reimbursement requests for DC-paid subrecipients; track subrecipient payments and monitor cash balances; Liaise with Procurement and Finance to setup subawards as vendors in Lawson; create and modify Purchase Orders (POs); and track payments in Ascend.
  • Provide support for knowledge management activities, including the tools and systems for information tracking, creation and maintenance of internal filing systems related to subaward documentation (e.g., pre-award assessments, selection and negotiation memos, reports, site visits reports, monitoring plans, financial report review checklists, management letters, important email communications, pre-closeout letters, modifications, etc.). 60% of the Time
  • Review all subaward files to ensure that all required documents are complete, accurate, and compliant with PSI policy, to ensure audit preparation and achievement of PSI’s Standards for Excellence & Program Success (STEPs) requirements.

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change.


What are we looking for?

  • Fluency in English; French language skills (Spoken and Written) required
  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field
  • At least 1 year of related experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in contexts that support and execute U.S. Government procurement processes, contracting procedures, regulations, and policies (i.e., FAR, AIDAR, 2CFR200 cost principles,) strongly preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills: MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and knowledge of graphic design.
  • Ability to write well with strong attention to detail in order to compose reports, presentations, and emails in an organized, logical, and concise manner.
  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple, competing priorities with poise and composure.
  • Strong preference for experience in USG compliance administration, with an emphasis on USAID government subawards.
  • Experience responding to audit inquiries, working closely with external parties to ensure a high degree of compliance.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a commitment to producing accurate and quality work.
  • Ability to work professionally and independently in a fast-paced environment.


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.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the PSI country location.


PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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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