MSH seeks a Finance and Operations Director for the anticipated USAID Knowledge SUCCESS (Strengthening Use, Capacity, Collaboration, Exchange, Synthesis, and Sharing) program. The program is intended to improve and strengthen programs and services by supporting increased utilization of evidence-based information in global health programming to advance FP/RH and global health goals.
The program aims to generate, capture, connect, and disseminate knowledge and expertise across various sources including community, networks, and institutions to improve FP/RH and knowledge management capacity in field programs. The program will take into consideration the diversity of knowledge producers and users and create sustainable opportunities for greater access to information across gender and in marginalized communities.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Finance and Operations Director ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the program's technical scope of work. S/he ensures resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements and applicable regulations.
S/he oversees the overall administration of the program managing operations, grants and contracts issued by MSH, procurement of commercial goods and commercial services, and any human resources activities on the program. The Director ensures that all budgets, expenses as well as program procurement activities are carried out according to USAID and MSH standards and regulations.
Specific ResponsibilitiesOversee and supervise the work of the project Finance and Operations team.Lead program annual budget development process including managing annual work plan and activity budgets, ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets, ensuring the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and their compliance with MSH's and USAID's policy.Develop and maintain systems for program expenditure monitoring and tracking and provide routine pipeline analyses to the Project Director and USAID.In collaboration with the Project Director, oversee the design and implementation of Mission buy-ins, ensuring that all activities reflect high standards of operational excellence.Ensure that all equipment is inventoried and managed per USAID rules and MSH standards.Implement standard procedures and forms that promote and/or ensure program compliance with the program terms and conditions, and ensures program spending provides the best value.Oversee the procurement of commercial goods and commercial services and ensure that project assets are properly managed, tracked, and dispositioned.Manage field and home office administrative support for the project, plan and facilitate coordination for timely support. Develop and manage action item trackers for administrative operations.Develop and implement internal administrative guidelines, SOPs, and manuals for better efficiency in administrative and financial project management.Manage administrative and contractual documents as needed, such as Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Agreement, leases, work plans, and ensure completeness and accuracy.Qualifications and ExperienceMaster's Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field.Minimum of ten years' experience in administrative and financial management of international projects including experience in management of USG projects with USAID.
Twelve years is preferred.Experience in logistics, procurement or supply management is highly preferred.Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large and complex budgets.High degree of proficiency with spreadsheet, document, database and accounting software.Strong analytical, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across different layers within the organization, and ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.Background InformationManagement 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.EEO StatementManagement 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.Reports To Project Director
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