Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Job title: DIRECTOR OF ADMIN & FINANCE (DAF)
Department: Admin and Finance Department
Based in: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Up to: 20% international travel
Reports to: the Country Representative
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.
Population Services International (PSI) is an international health non-governmental organization (NGO) focusing on improving the health of Papua New Guineans. It started operations in Papua New Guinea in April 2007 and currently focuses on primary prevention of Gender Based Violence, sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention and Family Planning.
We are looking for DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE (DAF) to help us achieve our goals and strategy. The responsibilities of the DAF are crafted to respond to our growing operation in Papua New Guinea (PSI/PNG). This person will be responsible for the effective management of all project budgets, including but not limited to, timely and accurate donor and PSI/Washington financial and administrative reporting. This person will also be responsible for broadening and strengthening the capacity of the growing finance team at PSI/PNG to provide high quality project budgeting, budget management, financial planning & analysis, and cost control at every level of the organization. The position will additionally be responsible for the smooth operation of all office administration including overall adherence to internal policies and procedure. This full-time position is based in Port Moresby and will require up to 20% travel to visit program implementation sites in the field. This position is also key member of the Senior Management Team at PSI/PNG and reports to the PSI/PNG Country Representative.
The DAF will be selected based on knowledge of budget management and financial analysis; ability to work effectively with, train, and develop finance staff in a cross-cultural setting; strong quantitative skills; the ability to liaise and work closely with staff across departments; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Sound like you? Read on.
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of budget management and financial analysis; ability to work effectively with, train, and develop finance staff in a cross-cultural setting; strong quantitative skills; the ability to liaise and work closely with staff across departments; and excellent interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates with developing country experience, preferably in the Asia-Pacific region; and knowledge of public health issues and the international donor community. In case housing is required (for international candidate), the applicant must be willing to share living compound with other PSI colleagues. This position is NOT for family post.
Director / Senior Management Level
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.
CLOSING DATE: 23rd March 2018 (FRIDAY)
This position is available for international and national applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interested applicants should submit a written application, updated CV/Resume with recent I.D. Photo, and list of 3 references with current contact details to the address below.
POPULATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL
P.O. Box 327, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Section 53, Allotment 15-16, Ume Street, Gordons, Port Moresby, NCD
Ph: 311 2204; 311 2190; 7091 4016 to 19
Fax: 311 2199