Job title: Senior Risk and Compliance Manager (temporary)
Department Foundation Markets
Based in Washington, D.C. or remote
Reports to the Vice President, Foundation Markets
Up to 25% International travel
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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 8,000 “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.
Population Service International (PSI) seeks a Temporary Senior Risk & Compliance Manager (coverage for maternity leave) for the Foundation Markets portfolio. The Senior Risk & Compliance Manager should have significant compliance, grant management, subrecipient management, capacity-building experience, experience working both in headquarters and the field, and relevant language skills. S/he should have experience working in challenging operating environments.
The Temporary Senior Risk & Compliance Manager will have wide-ranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels, both in Washington and overseas, providing guidance and support in the areas of audit compliance; grant compliance across a wide variety of donors; subrecipient management and compliance; overall country risk review and mitigation and institutionalizing best practices and lessons learned at an organization-wide level, thus contributing to “One PSI” network standards of compliance excellence.
It is preferable that the candidate be based in Washington, DC but exceptions are possible, depending on the candidate’s profile.
Sound like you? Read on.
Support Platforms to Address Audit Findings and Prevent Future Findings
- Track internal and external audit findings, and work with country offices to identify immediate solutions;
- Support PSI- and Market-initiatives to proactively implement systems and procedures that will prevent recurrent findings, with an emphasis on simple and timely, yet transparent solutions. This will be based on initiatives identified through the annual audit trend analysis.
Help Country Offices Achieve Programmatic Success Through Grant Compliance
- Act as a central resource for Foundation Market country offices, in conjunction with Headquarters’ Grants & Compliance Department, to build offices’ contractual understanding of their grants and identify more efficient yet compliant implementation strategies;
- Assist in constructing conversations “in the donor’s language” where compliance concerns exist and need to be addressed with the donor.
Drive Excellence in Subrecipient Management
- Work with Foundation Market countries and Headquarters’ Grants & Compliance department to ensure that tools and systems in place are adapted toward intense monitoring and management of subrecipient compliance, while avoiding administrative burden and bureaucracy.
Monitor & Mitigate Country-Level Risk
- Compile pertinent information for PSI Senior Management, with the goal of regularly reviewing performance, escalating concerns, and agreeing upon necessary mitigation actions.
Contribute to “One PSI” Network Standards of Compliance Excellence
- Liaise with Headquarters’ functional department and senior management to institutionalize Foundation Markets lessons learned and best practices as standardized approaches to compliance excellence throughout the PSI network;
- Supervise the Associate Risk & Compliance Manager, ensuring a working culture that fosters performance, productivity and responsiveness, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion in everyday work.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- MBA, MPH, or other relevant graduate degree
- At least ten years of experience working in a combination of grant management, subaward management, and/or compliance, with at least 5 years in the field and 5 years in a headquarters environment
- Intimate knowledge of and experience working on Global Fund, US government, DfID and other projects, including relevant policies, grant-making and program implementation at PSI; multi-country experience required
- Proven skill developing and implementing organizational systems and procedures, with a specific strength in the area of capacity-building
- A keen sense of urgency and strong work ethic, positive mindset, and comfort with the ambiguity and pace of a dynamic and bureaucratic environment
- Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments, cultures, and languages, and with both “dotted” and “solid” line reporting and communication relationships
- Strength in problem-solving and simplifying complicated problems
- Working proficiency in French required
- Ability and willingness to travel (up to 25%)
- References will be required.
- If based in Washington, candidate must already be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this temporary position.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
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.