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Family Planning & Reproductive Health Department
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 5% international travel
Reports to the Program Manager, SIFPO2
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.
The Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH) Department supports programs in 37 countries (and counting) to deliver high-quality family planning and reproductive health services and safe abortion services to women and girls. The FPRH Department manages several centrally funded projects, including the USAID-funded Strengthening International Family Planning Organizations 2 (SIFPO2) project -- one of PSI’s largest and most technically diverse global projects, currently with 11 Mission buy-in country projects and a diverse array of core-funded FP initiatives across the globe. The SIFPO2 project focuses on achieving two primary results:
Strengthening organizational capacity to deliver quality FP services to target groups
Increasing the sustainability of country level FP and other health programs
We are looking for an experienced Financial Analyst (FA) with solid financial, budgeting, contractual and program management skills to take on the financial and contractual management of SIFPO2, other assigned core funded projects, the FPRH Annual Department budget, and new business cost proposal development. Strong budgeting skills are essential. Additional program management skills are a major plus.
The FA will work closely with the SIFPO2 Program Manager and other team members to provide financial support to 11 Mission buy-in country projects, a diverse array of SIFPO2 core-funded FP initiatives across the globe, other assigned centrally funded projects, as well as a number of PSI FP/RH Department priorities. The FA will proactively troubleshoot, identify solutions, and create systems to avoid problem areas and ensure smooth preparation of financial invoices, contracts and agreements, working across Regional Support Teams, accounting, grants and contracts, and cost and pricing. The FA will create strong lines of communications between FPRH Department and Regional Support Teams, to ensure department funding needs are met and properly allocated. But you’re about more than just the numbers. You will also be responsible for understanding the stories behind the numbers and using that understanding to help improve the overall health of the projects you support.
The FA should be willing to spend approximately 5% of the time traveling internationally on assignment, including difficult and remote environments.
Sound like you? Read on…
Your specific duties would include:
Financial and Contractual Management
Facilitate orientations and trainings of program staff including sessions on financial and budget management for DC-based and field staff; and
Develop templates and systems for DC staff to monitor and track spending against budgets.
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
Systems thinking. You appreciate the value of both program and financial aspects of projects and are committed to helping teams bridge gaps between them;
Technical chops. You have previous exposure to budgeting, auditing, training and/or financial oversight of programs implemented in foreign countries
Detail-oriented. You make sure things are done right and have an eye and aptitude for professional presentation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. You’re able to translate complex processes and articulate relevant tasks. You’re able to get results from people across diverse backgrounds and geographies.
A “Can-do” Attitude. You can prioritize in a fast-paced environment, managing and meeting competing deadlines while keeping cool under pressure.
Persistence and focus. You get the job done. Routine tasks are addressed proactively and completed with a level of autonomy, while maintaining quality, accuracy and timeliness.
Curiosity. You enjoy financial detective work, solving problems, tying up loose ends,
Passion. You’re as excited as we are about working in global reproductive health and family planning
This position is considered Key Personnel of the SIFPO2 project. As such, final hiring decisions are subject to the approval of the USAID Agreement Officer’s Representative.
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.