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Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

Job Title: Financial Analyst, Women's Health Project

Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Based in Washington DC

Reports to the Project Manager, Women's Health Project

Full Time

Who we are

We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department at PSI HQ supports programs in 37 countries (and counting!) to deliver high-quality family planning and safe abortion services to women and girls.

We are looking for a financial analyst to lead and manage all financial aspects of the Women's Health Project, a large, multi-country project that increases access to safe abortion and long acting reversible contraception. The Financial Analyst will be responsible for the overall financial health of the project, manage budgets and processes, provide support to country offices, regional teams and the core team, and lead internal and external financial reporting for all portions of the project. This role calls for expertise and strong interest in both financial and program management.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You are excited to use to use both your financial acumen and your program management skills to take charge of all things financial within WHP. You like owning processes and being the expert.

You will ensure that project spending is on track and that spending and activities are in-line with donor requirements and budgets. You will be responsible for proactively overseeing, maintaining, and improving the project financial systems and processes to manage multiple budgets. You will lead and coordinate the preparation of the semi-annual financial report for the donor. In that role, you would ensure coordination between the WHP team and the rest of PSI, including Accounting, Accounts Payable, and in-country and regional support teams.

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 project.

You will:

  • Proactively troubleshoot, identify solutions, and create systems to avoid problem areas and ensure smooth preparation of financial invoices, working across departments and country programs
  • Create strong lines of communications between WHP Core Team and Regional Support Teams, their capacity of financial review and budget management, and be the go-to person for all of their WHP finance-related questions.
  • Build and improve WHP financial management systems to give the Core team increased insights to enable better programmatic decisions.

Your specific duties would include:

  • Produce financial reports, budgets, proposals and realignments, in close coordination with WHP Project Manager, Core Team, country teams and RSTs.
  • Calculate and monitor WHP's cost-effectiveness benchmarks, assist in product/service pricing analysis, and assist in the development of new cost-effectiveness tools and measurements for the project.
  • Monitor financial performance and efficiency of project: analyze country/project monthly spend and projected spend rates; review suspense accounts and commitments
  • Manage the WHP Core budget, including tracking and reconciling expenses
  • Conduct financial project close out coordination
  • Work closely with the Billing and Revenue Accountant to manage timely submission of donor invoices including their review and analysis and the approval of project managers
  • Prepare transaction detail analysis and re-class expenses as necessary;
  • Prepare new project budgets; review budgets submitted by country offices; prepare modifications and realignments as necessary; review and approve justification for budget variances
  • Provide guidance to field programs on allowable project expense according to donor guidelines
  • Track travel and other detailed expenses to meet donor needs
  • Facilitate orientations and trainings of program staff on WHP budget management and other related topics for DC-based and field staff.

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • BA in accounting or finance; MBA/MS in Finance highly preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with financial, accounting and/or contract regulations;
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking capabilities;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Experience with accounting software, databases, and spreadsheets;
  • Work experience in a developing country is a strong advantage; and
  • Previous experience in managing major donor budgets
  • Program management experience a plus
  • You are fluent in English. Your ability to work in Spanish or French a plus.
  • ~10% travel to support country programs, as required
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position

What would get us excited?

  • Experience in program and finance management and are passionate about reproductive health, particularly family planning and safe abortion, preferably with overseas work experience
  • Curiosity. You enjoy financial detective work, solving problems, tying up loose ends,
  • Detail-orientation. You make sure things are done right and an eye for detail.
  • Superb Interpersonal and communication skills. You are able to herd cats and get results among many people across diverse backgrounds, while maintaining strong professional relationships. You are an excellent writer.
  • “I got this” attitude. You can juggle multiple competing deadlines without getting flustered and with a sense of humor.
  • Persistence and focus: You get the job done.


  • Exempt
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this positon

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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