Director of Finance, Administration and Grants – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is
an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in
USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide. MSH Uganda is
currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including
SURE and STAR E, both in Kampala and other parts of the country.
STAR E is a 5-year USAID supported
District Based HIV/TB Project focusing on the prevention, care, and treatment
of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities, headquartered in Mbale but with
activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Pallisa,
Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and Sironko districts.
SURE (Securing Ugandans’ Right to
Essential Medicines) will ensure that the population of Uganda has access to
adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health supplies
(EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health commodities
supply system.
MSH now invites applications from
suitably qualified candidates for the following position in STAR E and SURE
Projects;
Position: Director of Finance,
Administration and Grants
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Finance, Administration and Grants is responsible for
overseeing the administrative and financial management and accountability
requirement of the STAR E Project in Eastern Uganda. S/he oversees budget
preparation and monitoring; financial management and reporting; accounting;
human resources; procurement; transportation; IT and communications; legal;
office management and security; and all other administrative and operational
functions of the project.     Her/his responsibilities
extend to the oversight of all partners and sub grantees under the project. The
Director Finance, Administration &Grants safeguards the assets (financial
and physical) of MSH and other donors against fraud, loss or misuse. The
position directly reports to the Chief of Party.
·        
Collaborates with the Chief of Party in assuring
that all technical activities under the project are implemented in a timely and
effective manner and in compliance with the terms of the project contract.
·        
Ensures the project functions efficiently in all
financial, administrative and operational matters. Monitors finance and operations
aspects of the project.
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Provides oversight to all subcontract and grants
management issues.
·        
Assists the Chief of party with project management
including operations, human resources finance management, and team building
·        
Provides technical assistance to the institutional
capacity building and performance improvement activities of the collaborating
partners.
·        
Supervises project support staff.
·        
Ensures adherence to MSH’s Procurement Integrity
standards and procedures in all project activities.
QUALIFICATIONS:
1.      
Advanced degree in accounting, finance or
management, certification from an accredited higher institution is an added
advantage.
2.     
At least 10 years of financial management experience
of large international projects with at least five years at a senior management.
3.     
Experience with USAID projects.
4.     
Extensive experience managing public health
programs.
5.     
Knowledge of USAID or other USG assistance policies
and procedures.
6.     
Extensive experience in international development
programs in Uganda and other African countries
7.     
Experience with HIV/AIDS & TB projects
preferred.
8.     
Excellent planning, management and organizational
skills.
9.     
Proven, effective leadership skills.  Superior
ability in developing effective interpersonal relationships, negotiation and
conflict management.
10.  
Fluent in English.
How to Apply:
All applications should be
addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box
71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@msh.org
Deadline for submission: 27th April 2012. We thank all applicants for their
interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

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