Program Financial Manager
Deborah Larkai, M.P.A., is the financial manager of the Population Council's Reproductive Health program. She is responsible for managing an annual program budget of $35 million; coordinating with over 30 donors, including bilaterals, multilaterals, and foundations; coordinating with the Council’s Office of the Treasurer; and ensuring that the program’s subawards comply with donor requirements. She also is responsible for coordinating and preparing cost proposals to donors. Larkai provides financial oversight for program activities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Larkai has many years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Before joining the Council, she worked at Bowery Residents' Committee Inc., a New York City advocacy and service center for low-income residents. She maintained and provided oversight to state, federal, and local government agency contracts. She also has worked for other nonprofits such as Plan International and CARE International.
Larkai holds a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management and policy from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She speaks and writes fluent English as well as several Ghanaian languages.
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