Director of Finance and Administration

Population Services International, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th December, 2018

Job Description

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

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 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

Sounds like you? Read on.

Your contribution

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:

  • Provide leadership, supervise, and mentor administrative and financial staff to effect sound project management, fiscal and administrative due diligence, and the development of organizational and individual capacities.
  • Establish standard operating policies and procedures, and identify and implement changes in administrative and financial policies and procedures that will enhance the cost effectiveness of program implementation.
  • Execute operational planning/budgeting procedures and tools that require technical units to provide adequate notice of support needs to financial, administrative, logistical, HR, and procurement units.
  • Assist the COP to arrange technical and administrative support for short-term consultants and contractors, including orientation on Project functions and support.
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors
  • Oversee the work planning process, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Oversee project financial management, including, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting transparently and compliantly.
  • Ensure compliance of Project operations with USAID, Home Office administrative policies, local laws, and guidelines
  • Support Project efforts when requested by the COP and DCOP.

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:

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field, or a practicing Certified Professional Accountant;
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible financial experience managing the accounting and finance component for large donor-funded programs;
  • Leadership experience on a USAID contract required;
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) required;
  • Professional fluency in English speaking, reading, and writing required;
  • Strong analytical skills, integrity, drive & initiative;
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English; and
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited:

Experienced manager: You have leadership experience on a USAID project, and have strong USAID contract experience


  • Exempt
  • This position is contingent upon funding.

Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

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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