Operations Consultant
Population Services International (PSI)
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: General Support
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Operations Consultant| SOW

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

LOE: Six Months

Timeline: January 2021 thru July 2021

Reports to: Acting CR/ED and have a dotted line to the DAF.

Who we are

With over 50 years of experience, working in over 40+ 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 powered healthcare.

There are over 5,000 “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.

Join us!

This position is a surge support to address the Global Internal Audit department findings and to complement and support the Director of Administration and Finance in Cameroon. This role requires rigorous attention to establishing and updating financial and procurement processes to remove bottlenecks and risks, as well as setting up our team systems for routine operations, performance assessment, and learning. Reporting to the Acting CR/ED and have a dotted line to the DAF., the consultant will collaborate with the finance and procurement teams to strengthen the foundational elements of both departments —from reviewing current policies and matrices to the implementation of GIA’s recommendations.

Sound interesting? Read on…

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Your contribution

As a contributor to the finance and procurement teams, you will:

  • ensure the appropriate QBE rights are in place,
  • ensure there is no conflict of interest, etc.
  • update the authority matrix
  • update the treasury management guide for the regional offices
  • update the workflow process of accounting and financial documents
  • create and implement a guide for budgeting and budget management.
  • assist with routine process of financial and accounting responsibilities as necessary
  • provide recommendations on staffing structure and responsibilities, if applicable
  • implement the recommendations made from the procurement department.
  • ensure process oversight
  • review and update the procurement manual
  • work and monitor the operational plan.
  • review and manage the process around PO uploads on QBE,
  • ensure commitments and long-term contracts are entered appropriately,
  • provide recommendations on staffing structure and responsibilities, if applicable
  • ensure implementation of the Management Action Plan
  • Other tasks as needed

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What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field required
  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (i.e. MBA, MPA, MPH) preferred.
  • Fluency in English and French with excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work across teams, time zones and groups over whom there is no direct authority to accomplish goals.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

The consultant 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.

REQUESTED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Interested candidates should provide their cover letter and CV.

All interested candidates should apply by Jan 20th.

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