Finance Manager Employment Opportunity – Global Health Collaborative (GHC)

Job Title:        Finance
Organisation: Global
Health Collaborative (GHC)
Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
The Global Health
Collaborative (GHC) is a collaboration between Mbarara University of Science
and Technology (MUST) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). GHC’s mission
is to build bilateral institutional capacity through research, innovation,
education, clinical care and responsive program implementation in Uganda and
the United States.
About First Mile Community Health Program:
The First Mile
Community Health Program is a partnership between Mbarara University of Science
and Technology (MUST), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). As a program,
First Mile aims to establish MUST as a premier academic medical center focused
on community-based healthcare delivery, research, and
innovation.  This will build on MUST’s strong relationships with 50
community-based lower-level health facilities in Western Uganda. 
Job Summary:
The Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall Financial Management of
the First Mile Program. He/ She will be responsible to provide information,
technical support and advice to the team in finance related matters. Under
direction of the PD-GHC and MGO Finance Office, he/she will ALSO ensure the
appropriate implementation of MUST/MGH approved financial policies across the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the
    First Mile finances according to MUST/MGO and MGH approved rules and
  • Work with our partners and the MUST/MGO
    to ensure that sound financial management practices are developed,
    administered and maintained
  • Be the First Mile focal person for
    finance related matters and work with the Finance and Admin Director or
    Designee at the Global Health Office in MGH
  • Provide oversight to our partners in
    developing and implementing grants using MUST /MGO and MGH approved financial
    policies and SOPs
  • Be responsible for maintenance of all
    financial records including those related to various bank accounts
    operated by or for the First Mile and to ensure that the bank statements
    are at all times balanced with the recorded entries
  • Ensure thorough liaison with the MGH
    Global Health Director Administration and or Grants Office, timely and
    appropriate transfers of cash from funding bodies to the GHC or its
    partners (MUST/MRRH or otherwise)
  • Work with the PD to ensure that
    adequate/timely funds are available for the smooth running of the office
    and the respective research and programs/projects
  • Prepare, in collaboration with concerned
    staffs, annual budgets, cash flow and budget monitoring records.
  • Ensure that all financial reports prepared
    by the program/project subcontractors are properly checked and inform the
    PD about any matter that requires action.
  • Provide or coordinate on-the-job
    training to finance officers within the GHC or at MGO as required.
  • Conduct frequent internal audits and checks
    on procurement, store, leased vehicle management and other internal
    systems and report to the Program Director or designee.
  • Have the accounts regularly audited and
    distribute reports to concerned bodies
  • Ensure that the approved estimates or
    expenditure are not exceeded but controlled
  • Keep a watch on the expenditure
    controlled by officers in the partnership and to advise the GHC
  • To regularly inform the core First Mile
    management team about the expenditure incurred or likely to be incurred,
    and where necessary to help to prepare supplementary estimates and re
    allocation warrants to be approved by MGH
  • Maintain approved systems of
  • Ensure compliance with procurement
    policies and procedures and that all officers concerned provide adequate
    storage, accommodation for stores and assets in their charge, maintain
    proper records of receipts, custody and proper disposal of these assets;
  • Ensure that no expenditure is incurred
    before it has been authorized.
  • Prepare special financial reports which
    the Program Director and MGO and Donors or MGH Global Health might require
  • Make appropriate recommendation to
    Management Team in the matter of financial management for possible
    ratification and approval
  • Coordinate International travels for
    First Mile Staff.
  • Participate in fund raising processes
    especially in drawing budget proposals; and any other financial duties
    designated by the Program Managers or PD of the Global Health

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Finance Manager must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration or Commerce from a formally recognized institution, with a
    specialization in accounting. 
  • A master’s degree in Business
    Administration with specialty in accounting or finance
  • CPA and ACCA is a plus
  • Two years’ experience working in reputable firms or non-governmental
    organizations managing medium to large grants.
  • Must be proficient in computers particularly in using Excel, Word
    and financial package is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their application letters
with  detailed CVs and academic transcript(s) attached, naming at
least three professional references, should be addressed to The Human Resource
Manager MUST Grants Office P.O. Box 1410 Mbarara or hand delivered to the
Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, former MJAP building. 
Deadline: 31st May 2018
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