Earn over 53,000 US Dollars annually as Director of Finance and Administration at Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID Malaria
Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
(CoP)
Salary: USD 53.100 – 59.000
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation
dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with
communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and
local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and
evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of
the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps
relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Program:
Malaria Consortium is leading a consortia of NGOs in the Malaria Action
Program for Districts (MAPD), a five-year USAID-funded initiative providing
malaria prevention and control services by supporting implementation of the
National Malaria Control Program (NMCP)’s vision which states that by 2020,
malaria will no longer be the major cause of illness and death in Uganda and
families will have universal access to malaria prevention and treatment
measures.
Job Summary: The Director of
Finance and Administration will be responsible for the operations of the
project, including HR, field logistics, procurement, sub-contracts, sub-awards,
accounting and financial management. S/he will ensure compliance with all USAID
and Malaria Consortium regulations, and that internal controls for the project
are in place and enforced, ensuring good value for money on the project.  The incumbent will manage project’s grants,
operations and finance teams, including the Grant Specialist, the Grant
Manager, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant and Operations Manager, to
be based in Kampala.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Financial management (50%)
·        
Assist
the Chief of Party with project budget planning and management
·        
Evaluate
the financial impact of management decisions, ensuring that USAID receives
value for money and that all financial transactions undertaken are in
line with USAID established guidelines
·        
Manage
the sub-award project partners
·        
Prepare
routine financial reports for the management team and donor
·        
Develop
annual plans, annual quarterly and monthly progress reports
·        
Mitigate
risk by assuring strong internal controls and minimizing cash handling
·        
Comply
with USAID regulations including IEE and CFR216, MC standard operating
procedures and good business practices
Programme management and coordination (20%)
·        
Set
up and manage all project financial systems and standard operating procedures,
monitor budgets
·        
Prepare
and manage monthly financial statements and forecasts, and maintain rolling
cash flow projection, including bills payable
·        
Offer
technical assistance to local partners to strengthen their financial
management and internal control systems at both the central and county levels
Operational, HR and Logistics Management (15%)
·        
Line
manage all finance, accounting, and administrative staff
·        
Ensure
strong operations to facilitate the implementation of project activities
·        
Carry
out administrative, contractual operations and financial management systems
according to USAID established regulations, standard operating procedures and
good business practice
·        
Ensure
proper management of project assets
·        
Ensure
smooth operation of technical efforts and field activities by providing
accounting, management and logistical support to facilitate the implementation
of project activities
·        
Support
senior DHIS2 programmer seconded to NMCP
Strategic Planning and Leadership (5%)
·        
Report
to the Chief of Party and work with him/her to ensure appropriate management of
funding and resources in country.
·        
Evaluate
financial impact of management decisions, ensuring that USAID receives
good value for money
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Malaria Consortium
Director of Finance and Administration career 
opportunity should hold a Master’s
degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
·        
The
jobholder must be recognized professional certification (such as CPA, ACCA,
CMA, CFA)
·        
At
least seven years’ experience supervising project operations, including human
resources, procurement, subcontracts, grants and accounting/finance
·        
Previous
experience working with USAID contracts and compliance framework
·        
Demonstrated
familiarity with USG cost accounting standards and management of
sub-contracts/sub-grants
·        
Previous
experience with operations and/or supply chain management on USAID projects
·        
Previous
financial management experience with USAID-funded projects
·        
Previous
experience working on malaria projects
·        
Skilled
in developing and managing large budgets, experience with managing logistics
and/or supply chain management for the implementation of public health programs
in Africa, and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting
Standards
·        
Excellent
organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills;
demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work well on teams and manage
direct reports
·        
Ability
to develop and interpret standard financial reports (balance sheet, income
statements, cash flow) and create journal entries.
·        
Proven
track record of delivering results and managing multiple priorities.
·        
Demonstrated
ability to lead and operate as part of a diverse team.
Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Focuses on delivering contribution to
Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives
·        
Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery
of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations
·        
Strong self management of time and effort
·        
Checks own work to ensure quality
Analysis and use of information: Gathers information and
identifies problems effectively
·        
Interprets basic written information
·        
Keen attention to detail
·        
Follows guidelines to identify issues
·        
Recognises problems within their remit
·        
Uses appropriate methods for gathering and
summarising data
Interpersonal
and Communications:
Listens and clearly presents information
·        
Actively listens and pays attention
·        
Presents information and facts in a logical way
·        
Shares information willingly and on a timely
basis
·        
Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively
Collaboration and partnering: Is a good and effective team
player
·        
Is as a good and effective team player
·        
Knows who their customers are and their
requirements.
·        
Respects and listens to different views/opinions
·        
Actively collaborates across teams to achieve
objectives and develop own thinking
·        
Proactive in providing and seeking support from
team members
Leading and motivating people: Manages own development and
seeks opportunities
·        
Actively manages own development and performance
positively
·        
Learns lessons from successes and failures
·        
Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria
Consortium which develop skills and expertise
Flexibility/ adaptability: Recognizes own stress levels and
adapts
·        
Recognises limitations and take steps to manage
any resulting pressure or stress
·        
Remains focused on objectives and goal in a
rapidly changing environment
·        
Takes responsibility for own work and for the
impact of own actions
Living the values: Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst
peers
·        
Shows a readiness to promote Malaria
Consortium’s values amongst peers
·        
Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in
line with Malaria Consortium’s values
Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness: Manages
own workload effectively
·        
Plans and manages own workload effectively
·        
Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission
and current strategic plan.
·        
Understands own contribution to Malaria
Consortium’s objectives
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 27th March 2017 by 11:59 pm

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