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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:14 PM

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for a potential five-year USAID-funded program to advance country health systems development through increasing financial protection; increasing coverage to all populations; increasing quality of essential health services; and improving responsiveness.
MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
Overall Responsibilities:
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) reports to the Program Director and works closely with the MSH s Financial Planning & Analysis Unit (FP&A) to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership, contract, and grant management support. S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the project s technical scope of work. S/he provides counsel to help project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. The DFA will liaise with USAID, project partners, and other MSH finance and administrative staff regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and administration. S/he will work together with the Program Director to ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, vehicle management are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations.
The DFA provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program's activities. This includes oversight of procurement, contracts, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing contract budgets and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.
Financial Management:
+ Lead task order budget development process that includes managing the annual work plan, life-of-project and activity budgets and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and that they comply with agreed policy and practices, and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as necessary. Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
+ Maintain systems for program budget monitoring and tracking that include financial and contractual data. Provide routine pipeline analyses to the Project leadership team and USAID. Also, provide any ad hoc reports requested by USAID or PEPFAR. In addition, perform routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps to ensure efficient and sound project management.
+ Responsible for coordination of contract management activities. Work with program staff, home office and partners to draft, manage and monitor implementation of contracts. Provide routine progress reports to program management team.
+ Serves as the MSH lead for preparation of budgets and amendments to be submitted to USAID. Submission to the USAID officer shall be reviewed by the MSH contracts officer or Senior Contracts officer prior to submission.
+ Monitor adjustments to budgets whenever required.
+ Coordinate requests of funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the program has all the necessary funds for the operations.
+ Review purchase orders and confer with team leader for approval, prior to issuance of the purchase orders for program procurement of commercial goods and services within agreed upon thresholds.
+ Ensure all program staff is trained on USAID Rules and Regulations and compliance with the Cooperative Agreement or Contract.
Grants Management:
+ Supervise grant and contract administration functions. Supervise the grant management team for the project.
+ Correspond as necessary with grantees, local subcontractors, and MSH Home Office.
+ Lead the design of the grants program; make recommendations to the Chief of Party for the selection of the grant instruments. Manage the development of the Request for Applications; determine appropriate deadlines and scope of work. Collaborate with the Corporate Contract Office in the development and revision of all grant templates.
+ Participate and be a voting member of the selection committee. Prepare, present, and negotiate grants; amend as needed.
+ Document the process by which grantees are selected for awards; notifies applicants and other stakeholders of award decisions.
+ Conduct pre-award surveys of the grantees and complete capacity building plans and compliance monitoring plans for each grantee.
+ Oversee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grants. Provide technical assistance to grantees to build their capacity.
+ Monitor grantees compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant and the grantees policies and procedures.
+ Keep abreast of, interpret, and provide training and guidance to project staff and grantees on all donor regulations and policies (including but not limited to Circulars A-110, A-122. Educate program staff and grantees on agreement compliance and operational topics.
+ Approve invoices and payments to grantees. Supervise all aspects of grant close out.
+ Collaborate with the Program Director to (a) ensure that project activities and management operations are implemented as per MSH Mission, values, and policies, and standard operating procedures, and local laws and regulations, and (b) to safeguard MSH's reputation - Financial, Contractual and political integrity.
+ Supports the Program Director in the management of the project, aligning staff, systems, and other resources with the annual work plan and budget to provide timely, cost effective, responsive, and high quality operations and administrative support within local laws and available resources, and in an environment with adequate internal controls, adhering to contracts regulations, MSH Policies, and standard operating procedures.
+ Ensure timely submission of administrative and financial reports to the team leader and corporate operations office as required.
+ Provides administrative supervision to the project specific support staff and is accountable for their performance management (including regular results, check-ins, formal appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support).
+ In liaison with MSH s FP&A unit, coordinates, execution of internal/external financial, operations, and program reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations.
+ Participates in project risk register development and implementation, and take proactive steps to mitigate risks within operational functions.
+ Take responsibility for risk management and good governance.
+ Ensure project actions are governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in policy guidelines.
+ Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
+ Ensure that unit staff charges their time to the different project activities in a manner which accurately reflects their level of effort.
+ Master s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
+ Ten (10) years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, construction, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value.
+ At least eight years experience in financial and operational management of complex international development assistance programs.
+ Significant experience with USG-funded global projects with regional field experience strongly desirable. Previous experience as a Finance Director or in a senior finance and administration position in another USAID-funded project highly desirable.
+ Thorough knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
+ Strong leadership, mentoring, management, planning, analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
+ Proven leadership and capacity in negotiation and conflict management.
+ Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to organization and conduct trainings.
+ Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills with fluency in English. Fluency in French as well is preferred.
+ Proficient computer skills.
+ Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
Program Director
ID: 13-9786
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: P000 - Proposal
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