Senior Finance Officer, IMPACT Malaria At Population Services International


Senior Finance Officer

Based in Washington DC

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to Sr. Finance 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!

The US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project is PMI’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, helping to improve the quality and increase the delivery of malaria diagnosis and treatment services in up to 27 countries around the world. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.

PMI Impact Malaria works with national malaria control programs to help tackle these challenges by:

·Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the right medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to patients in need, in the timeliest manner.

·Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, by helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country’s unique malaria situation.

·Strengthening malaria health systems and the use of data for decision-making to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.

The PMI Impact Malaria (IM) team is a result focused, multi-disciplined and multi-cultured team, based out of Washington DC, working through PSI country offices as well as through our partners Jhpiego, MCDI and UCSF.

The PMI Impact Malaria (IM) project under Population Services International (PSI) seeks a Sr. Finance Officer (FO) to oversee the review of subcontractor invoices. The Sr. FO should have experience managing finances on donor funded projects, be a team player, and have a systems-oriented approach. The Sr. FO will monitor and analyze financial data to inform risk mitigation and provide timely, thoughtful financial insight to aid program management decisions.


Your contributions

The Sr. FO will ensure financial compliance with PSI’s subcontractor management process from pre-award to close-out based on donor/organizational regulations, policies, and procedures. He/ She will develop trainings and tools to build the capacity of PSI HQ team managing subcontractors. He / She will monitor and regularly report areas of significant risk to senior management.

Specific tasks include:

  • Responsible for the oversight of document reviews and expense verifications to obtain reasonable assurance of project compliance with PSI, USAID, and Federal policies and procedures. 20% of the time.
  • Provide quality control for financial management of sub-contractor including reviewing and processing subcontractor invoices. 10% of the time.
  • Ensure proper archiving of all relevant financial report and supporting documents. 5% of the time.
  • Implements system approaches to ensure the smooth and transparent management of project subcontractor finances. 5% of the time.
  • Ensure financial invoices of subcontractors are accurate in the monthly project financial review (MPFR) files. 10% of the time
  • Develop and maintain a dashboard of subcontractor invoices and financial performance. 5% of the time.
  • Develop and oversee a tracking system to monitor subcontractor invoices and payments. 5% of the time.
  • Ensure proper financial oversight is provided to sub-contractors, to include tracking of burn rates, ensuring expenditures are incorporated into prime award financial reports, and validating spend aligns with sub-contractors’ programmatic deliverables. 5% of the time.
  • Ensure all relevant trackers are updated timely and information on sub-contractor financial performance is available at any given time. 5% of the time
  • Support in the development of subcontractor budgets and realignments in collaboration with program teams. 5% of the time
  • Support the Sr. Finance Manager with the Annual Operating Budget (AOB) inputs for Subcontractors. 5% of the time.
  • Conduct field visits, including co-leading trainings with Finance Manager, conducting, or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, and performing other operational tasks. 5% of the time.
  • Provides support in responding to and resolving audit issues, including resolution of disputes. 5% of the time
  • Ensure that appropriate audit and compliance improvements and recommendations are implemented on a timely basis, working with PSI’s Finance teams as appropriate. 5% of the time. 5% of the time.
  • Other duties as required. 5% of the Time

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

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field.
    • At least 7 years of related experience in donor-funded finance or accounting. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
    • Expert Excel user, including pivot tables and advanced functions; familiarity with data query tools is helpful.
    • Fluent in English required. Proficiency in French, Spanish, Portuguese or regional languages desired.
    • Familiarity with USAID or other international donors’ rules and regulations.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and financial expertise.
    • Experience living or working outside the US preferred.

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 United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

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: or call (202)785-0072.


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