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PROCUREMENT OFFICER Wanted at IGAD

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:55:00 AM
Job title: Procurement Officer
Job Group: Project Staff
No of Vacancies 2
Job Grade: P3
Accountable to : Head of Procurement / Procurement Manager 
Division/Department: Finance and Administration
Program / Project Number: IGAD – JFA
Location of assignment: IGAD HQ, Djibouti
Nationalities eligible to apply: Appropriately qualified applicants from countries in the IGAD Region are eligible to apply.
Expected Start Date:  1st January 2017
Duration of the Assignment: The contract is for a period of one year, renewable at the end of each year, based on the availability of funds and the performance of the incumbent to the satisfaction of the project management. 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TASKS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION  
The Procurement officer will work within IGAD and responsible for procurement activities assigned and duties should be performed in accordance to the IGAD Procurement Procedures and Guideline and that of the Developing Partners’ regulations and procedures where needed. 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepare procurement plans and conduct regular budget check for procurement requisitions, purchase orders and vouchers.
  • Organize and coordinate the necessary administrative and legal requirements for specific tendering process which will take place within the Secretariat and Projects, in which he or she is assigned.
  • Prepare bid documents with clear specification for mandated items;
  • Engage in any other tendering, organizational and logistical requirement that may arise.
  • Preparation tender documents, RFP, RFQ and LPOs.
  • Ensure compliance of tender documents as required by the guidelines.
  • Communicate and follow up with approval of documents.
  • Following up the process of tendering after the advertisement will be done.
  • Maintain and organize all procurement documentations in their respective files and ensure they are complete and secured for further reference by the Auditors and review missions.
  • Prepare and update price index for bid documents and communicate it to Procurement Manager;
  • Review to ensure that records are accurate and complete.
  • Will perform any related assignment by the Head of Procurement / Procurement Manager.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • At least Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Supply management, economics, business administration, administration,  procurements and related fields;
  • Recognized professional qualification and membership in the field of Purchasing and Supplies management e.g. CIPS
  • At least five years’ work experience in executing functions in procurement undertakings or knowledge, preferably in Public donor funded projects and international or regional organizations.
  • Experience in public and international (donor agencies) procedures in procurement of service, works and supplies.
  • Proven experience in dealing with or managing procurements for donor funded projects. Specific experience with, EU /EDF, World Bank, AfDB and USAID funded projects is an added advantage.
  • Working in multinational and cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of English and French language skill is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy.
HOW TO APPLY
Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above can apply. Application accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details must be addressed to the following address and must be e-mailed / submitted in such a way that they are received on or before 2:00pm on 11th December 2016. Any proposal received after this deadline will not be considered. The for application should be made to:
The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD,Avenue Georges Clemenceau,
P. O. Box 2653
E-mail: hr@igad.int
Copy to:  Procurement @igad.int
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Project Officer Wanted at IGAD

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:54:00 AM
Terms of Reference
Title of Position:  Project Officer
Function: Project  Officer  for  the  implementation  of  the  Swiss funded  project  “Building  Regional  and  National Capacities for Improved Migration Governance in the IGAD Region”
Duty station: IGAD Secretariat, Djibouti
Duration:  2016  (tbc)  –  December  2017  (Period  of  the  no  cost extension of the project)
Reports to:  Programm Manager Health and Social Development
Supervisor: Regional Migration Coordinator
1. Background and context
Migration at IGAD is addressed within the framework of the IGAD Regional Migration Policy Framework (RMPF) adopted by the IGAD Council of Ministers in 2012. The framework provides a comprehensive policy approach that addresses the strategic thematic, institutional and other challenges related to migration governance in the IGAD  Region  and  has  become  the lead IGAD policy  guideline  on  migration. The ultimate objective of the Regional Migration Policy Framework is to promote the well-being  and  protection  of  migrants  including  IDPs  and  refugees  in  all  IGAD Member  States  and  the  realisation  of  the  developmental  potential  of  migration while addressing irregular migration. It also aims at giving member states a coherent and common approach to migration management and governance.
The Main overall approach of the migration programme within the IGAD Strategy is “to operationalize IGAD Regional Migration Policy Framework by supporting member states in developing and harmonising national migration frameworks in line with the IRMPF and improve migration management in the IGAD region”.
It is against this background that IGAD  entered into cooperation with the Swiss Government in line with its Horn of Africa Strategy 2013-2016 to support some of the identified RMPF priorities through the project “Building Regional and National Capacities for Improved Migration Governance in the IGAD region”.
The Swiss - IGAD cooperation on Migration has three main components: 
1.   Supporting   the   establishment/strengthening   of   National   Coordination
Mechanisms on Migration
2. Enhancing regional cooperation and dialogue on Migration through the Regional Consultative Process on Migration and the Regional Migration Coordination Committee
3.   Capacity building and advocacy to address mixed migration in the Horn of Africa  including  the  protection  of  migrants  and  labour  migration  in  the context of mixed migration; mainstreaming migration into development policies
In order to implement the above, IGAD is looking for a Project officer dedicated to focus on the activities outlined in the project document
The Project officer will work under the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Coordinator and  report to the IGAD  Program Manager of the  Health and Social Development  Section  in  the  Economic  Development  and  Social  Development Division.
2. Responsibilities and Functions of the Project officer
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under  the  overall  guidance  of  the  PM  Health  and  Social  Development   and supervision of the Regional Migration Coordinator, the Project officer will be responsible for the implementation of the “Building Regional and National Capacities for Improved Migration Governance in the IGAD region” in particular and provide general  support  to  the  operationalization  and  roll  out  of  the  IGAD  Regional Migration Policy Framework and its Migration Action Plan 2015 -2020.
More specifically he or she will:
1.   Ensure the operationalization of the Action Plan for the Regional Migration Policy Framework, in particular strengthening the Regional Consultative Process on Migration (RCP) and the Regional Migration Coordination Committee (RMCC).
2.   Ensure continued dialogue on migration with IGAD Member States through the Regional Consultative Process on migration and the RMCC through the biannual thematic meetings and design projects to implement recommendations of the RCP.
3.   Support   the   completion   of   the   institutionalization   of   the   National Coordination Mechanisms on Migration and offer technical support to IGAD Member States in the development and strengthening of the NCM’s where needed.
4.   Lead the process of development of a model national migration policy and its validation at the regional level.
5.   Support the establishment of the IGAD Ministerial Committee on Migration and its follow up activities.
6.   Strengthen networks with relevant partners, processes and mechanims   to 
strengthen the IGAD migration program, in particular follow up on the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat’s (RMMS) Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism (4mi) phase II.
7.   Liaise with the Platform on Disaster Displacement  Secretariat (PDD, follow- up to the Nansen Initative) to support the implementation of the Protection Agenda within the IGAD region and framework.
8.   Ensure  continous  monitoring  of  the  implementation  of  the  Swiss  funded project including sound use of allocated financial resources.
9.    Follow-up and monitoring on IOM led activities according to the IGAD – IOM implementation agreement.
10. Update and ensure timely reporting of progress to the Swiss Government.
11. Work in close relationship with the Swiss seconded IOM Migration Expert.
12. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Regional Migration Coordinator and Program Manager Health & Social Development.
Minimum Qualifications
Education & work Experience:
1.   A Masters Degree in relevant Social Science, International Relations and Political
Science
2.   Migration management background
3.   At   least   5   years   of   appropriate   experience   in   the   development   and implementation of regional and national migration management programs
4.   Demonstrate   and   understanding   of   migration   management   issues   at   the regional, continental and international level
5.   Experience working in the IGAD region is highly desirable
6.   Experience with managing multi donor funds
Skills and Abilities:
1.   Working knowledge of policy analysis and development and program/project management, implementation and monitoring
2.   Knowledge  of,  and  involvement  in,  programs  implemented  by  regional  and
international organizations such as IOM, UNHCR, EU, African Union are highly desirable

3.   Experience    in    establishing    migration    management    networks,    analyzing information and deducing policy indicators
4.   Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
5.   Excellent drafting and reporting skills; communication and negotiating skills; and planning and organizational skills
6.   Excellent oral and written communication skills
7.   Must have above average computer literacy skills
Language requirements:
Fluency in English is required. French is an added advantage.
How to Apply
 Aplications should be sent to the IGAD HR Unit hr@igad.int with copy to Fathia.alwan@igad.int & aicha.houssein@igad.int

Administration Assistant Wanted at IGAD

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:53:00 AM
Position Title :  Administration Assistant
Job Group :  General Service 
Duty Station:   Nairobi
Accountable to: Senior Program Coordinator
1. Background Review as per Project Document
A Regional Secretariat on forced Displacement and Mixed Migration for the HoA has been established in Nairobi, Kenya and Djibouti through a Regional IDA grant for the DRDIP to IGAD. 
IGAD is, therefore, seeking to recruit an administrative assistant to provide support for the projects administrative functions and also be part of DRDIP Coordination team based in Nairobi, Kenya. This Terms of Reference outline the objectives, expected outputs and the list of tasks as well as the reporting, and qualification requirements for the assignment.
2. Objectives
The objective of the assignment is to ensure efficient handling of all administrative issues of the regional secretariat in Nairobi that contributes to effeciency and effectiveness in realizing its objectives as set out in the PIM. 
3. Responsibilities and Functions of the Administrative Assistant 
3.1 Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator the Administrative Assistant will provide full Administrative and operational Support to the Secretariat. This Terms of Reference outline the objectives, expected outputs and the list of tasks as well as the reporting, and qualification requirements for the assignment. More specifically he or she will:
1. Coordinate with the secretariat team the external relations with partners 
2. Receive and dissseminate with accuracy all incoming information to the secretariat staff
3. Responsible for correspondence with partners, member states and the media. This includes the dissemination of all information from the Regional Secretariat for the Regional Steering Comitttee and other activities 
4. Take lead in organising all the meetings of the regional secretariat  including documentation and logistics in cordination with the relevant staff
5. Ensure clear and, depending on confidentiality, accessible database of all Incoming and Outgoing documents for the Program.
6. Efficiently organizing , maintaining and safekeeping of the Regional Secretariat files and filing system
7. Electronically filling all documents and Off site/line back up of electronic files
8. Documentation of all information on meetings taking place at the secretariat 
9. Responsible for the inventory of the office supplies 
10. Keeping track of security and maintenance of Office Premises 
11. Perform any other appropriate tasks as requested 
4. Minimum Qualifications:
4.1 Education & work Experience:
1. Masters  degree in Administration or related degree from a recognized Institution,
2. Professional Administration Qualification from a recognized professional body,
3. A minimum of five years’ work experience in executing functions as an Administrator or in a public,  international or regional organization,
4. Experience working in the IGAD Region is highly desirable
5. Knowledge and experiences of computerized systems (MS Office etc)
4.2 Skills and Abilities: 
1. High level of personal and professional integrity with strong communication skills and ability to function well in a multi-cultural environment,
2. Ability to deal sensitively and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues,
3. Strong communication skill with ability to prepare, present and discuss minutes in written and oral form, and
4. Demonstrated skill in computer application and use of software programs is an essential requirement.
5. Language requirements: 
Fluency in English is required. French is an added advantage. 
6. Tenure of Appointment: 
The appointment is for 1 year renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
7. How to Apply 
a) Please submit your application letter , a detailed Curricullum Vitae and Copies of your certificates to rose.tsuma@igad.int with copy to Caroline.njuki@igad.int  by 20th December, 2016, only shortlisted applicants will be notified .
b) In the Subject Line , Please write : REF : Administration Assistant 

RESOURCE MOBILISATION OFFICER - UGANDA CANCER SOCIETY

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:47:00 AM
Ref: RMO1/HR/22/11/2016
Position: Resource Mobilization Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Position Location: The position is located at the Secretariat in Kampala.
Timing: The position is open immediately on a contract basis – One year- renewable
Job Purpose: To review and implement the UCS Resource Mobilization Strategy
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Review and implementation of the UCS Resource Mobilisation Strategy
2. Initiate and establish relationships with donors at the National, Regional and International levels and lead in program that will facilitate this
3. Research and analyse donor calls for funding applications including expressions of interest and requests for proposals
4. Provide technical support and advice on grant proposal development to the program team members
5. Raise an agreed amount within the contract duration
6. Develop innovative approaches in mobilizing non-financial resources locally and internationally and develop a strategy for obtaining this in a sustainable manner
7. Develop and execute strategies to reach funder segments, including creating supporting materials such as funding proposals
8. Effectively link donor interests with the organization’s Strategic and Programmatic priorities
9. Work closely with Executive Director, Communications Officer, and other staff to provide seamless service and information to donors and prospects.
Contact/How to apply: 
Please send application letter, detailed CV, copies of relevant academic documents/professional testimonials and 03 Referees to info@ugandacancersociety.org OR;
Executive Director
Uganda Cancer Society
Upper Mulago Hill Road, Old Mulago
P.O.Box 3935, Kampala, Uganda

Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit, Moroto

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:43:00 AM
Job title: Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit, Moroto
Job Group: Project Staff
Job Grade: P4
Accountable to: IDDRSI Coordinator
Division/Department: Regional Drought Resilience Platform Coordination Unit, IGAD Secretariat
Program / Project Number: IGAD Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative – IDDRSI
Location of assignment: In Moroto, Uganda (accredited to Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan).
Nationalities eligible to apply: Appropriately qualified applicants from countries in the IGAD Region are eligible to apply; but preference will be given to any of the 4 countries with borders in the Karamoja Cluster (Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Uganda)
Expected Start Date: 1 December 2016
Duration of the Assignment: The contract is for a period of one year, renewable at the end of each year, for a period of 5 years, based on the availability of funds and the performance of the incumbent to the satisfaction of the project management.
General description of the tasks and functions of the position
The person appointed to serve in the position of the Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit (CBDFU), will be charged with the overall responsibility for the unit, including its leadership, day to day management and the execution of the activities and functions of the unit.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit (CBDFU), is expected to perform the following duties and functions:
  • Direct and oversee the day to day management of the CBDFU and provide overall coordination, and leadership of the activities and staff of the unit.
  • Assisted by the staff of the CBDFU, prepare work plans and budget for activities of the unit
  • Liaise with relevant officials in national and local governments in the 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan) on all matters related to the planning and implementation of activities related to the implementation of IDDRSI in cross-border areas
  • Coordinate the formulation, execution and monitoring of cross-border integrated development plans
  • Provide harmonized and coordinated technical support in programming, knowledge management and capacity building and related activities, as may be required (by governments, development partners and non-state actors ) to facilitate cross-border cooperation and enhance development
  • Link the local and national IDDRSI coordination centers relevant to the cross-border area with with the regional coordination centre.
  • Through the IGAD Secretraiat (IDDRSI Platform Coordination Unit), report to the affected countries and the IDDRSI Platform Steering Committee.
  • Implement decisions as may be assigned by the IDDRSI Platform Project Steering Committee
  • Monitor and facilitate compliance with the implementation, legal, financial and technical requirements of the project.
  • Undertake the monitoring and evaluation of performance indicators and outcomes against the targets of the project.
  • Maintain active and effective contact with local authorities, development agencies, communitiy organisations, sector heads, coordination centres and any other stakeholders relevant to the implementation of the drought resilience initiative in each of the 4 countries
  • Identify issues of relevance to cross-border development and make arrangements to discuss possibilities for improving cross-border cooperation to enahance the implementation of IDDRSI
  • Submit quarterly progress reports to the IGAD Secretariat and to the relevant centres in the 4 countries
  • Facilitate the mapping of partners contributing to the resilience agenda and form alliances with them rallying them to effectively support the national Platform, national level coordination mechanisms, initiatives and processes relevant to resilience thereby enhancing coordination
  • Ensure that information relevant to coordination of resilience initiatives at the country level is collected, collated, analyzed and disseminated effectively. This will foster an upward momentum and mobility in terms of quality of programming and resource utilization through evidence based information, best practices and lessons learnt on the implementation of the interventions at national and regional levels
  • Facilitate Regional Capacity development and learning and help promote and facilitate coherence and effectiveness among research and capacity building centres of excellent in the country, as appropriate.Qualification and Experience/Minimum requirements
  • Post graduate degree in socio-economics, agricultural sciences, rural development, international relations and other related disciplines with suitable experience in drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods interventions applicable to resilience building and sustainable development of drylands
  • Studies of regional cooperation, integration or conflict resolution; Monitoring and Evaluation and experience in project management will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in national, organizations programme leadership and coordination;
  • Fluency in English and a working knowledge of any of the local languages spoken in cross-border areas of the Karamoja Cluster is an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of and experience with the policies and procedures employed by the various development partners active in the region will be an advantage.
  • Proven excellent understanding and several years experience of spatial and territorial planning at both planning and operational scales/levels.
  • Proven experience in integrated rural development, land use planning and use the service of GIS, M&E carry extra preferential advantage.Core Competencies
  • Knowledge of resilience, climate change and related issues;
  • Innovation and networking;
  • Knowledge of the issues in the 4 countries sharing a common border in the Karamoja Cluster
  • Ability to mobilise and coordinate a wide range of partners is critical;
  • Evidence of being a goal driven dynamic animator, with a proven track record of successful completion of assigned tasks
  • Good Communication and interpersonal skill;
  • A good knowledge of computer applications;
  • Ability to prepare concise, timely, analytical and informative documentation.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the Karamoja Cluster is an advantage
  • Familiarity with the systems and procedures in the country of assignment would be an added advantage

HOW TO APPLY:
Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above need apply. Submitted applications should be accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and telephone numbers).
The applications should be addressed to:
The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD, P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti; and sent by E-mail to the following E-mail address: hr@igad.int, with a copy to bedru.muzein@giz.de , applications must be received by c.o.b. 25th November 2016.
IGAD is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:43:00 AM
Position supervises: Finance and Administration Director, Technical Director.
Type of position: Executive/international
Reports to: Kilimo Board of Trustees
Contract: 3- year, renewable based on perfromance
Background
Kilimo Trust (KT) is an independent organization working on agriculture for development across the East Africa Community (EAC) Region - in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan. We promote regional solutions to local problems to make agricultural markets work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger. We are committed to supporting the people of East African Community (EAC) to achieve market-based solutions to food and nutrition security. Therefore, our core business is to support the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems. We implement and manage programmes and projects in partnership with and/or on behalf of governments, international and regional organizations, and the private sector.
Our long serving CEO will be retiring in Sept 2017. We are therefore seeking for a creative leader, who is passionate about transforming the food and nutrition security of the EAC Region from the high risk subsistence status to a lower risk trade-based systems level, to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). **
Purpose of position:
Within the fast paced changing environment of the agricultural industry, the purpose of the position of CEO, Kilimo Trust (KT) is: To provide creative leadership focused at solutions; identify, and pursue emerging opportunities that favorably position KT as a hybrid, financially viable and sustainable institution that positively impacts the incomes of farming households and other agricultural related enterprises within the EAC region.
Major Responsibilities
  1. Proactively develop, implement, evaluate, and update the Strategic Plan of KT.
  2. Promote and market KT within East Africa and globally as a leading independent agricultural development organization supporting innovation for smallholders in the region.
  3. Develop and lead the implementation of partnership and alliance strategy that enables the KT to nurture strategic relationships.
  4. Lead all of KT’s fund raising efforts and expand revenues for current program operations and for future expansion.
  5. Identify, reduce, mitigate and manage all relevant financial, reputational and brand risks in tandem with the values of KT.
  6. Coordinate internal and external evaluations with respect to the delivery of organizational targets in quantifiable outcomes.
  7. Provide strategic direction and oversight to the senior leadership team to ensure financial health of KT and compliance to statutory requirements.
  8. Prepare and present accurate timely and regular reports, briefs, and updates to the Board of Trustees
  9. Recruit, hire, train, manage, lead, and develop the Kilimo senior management team.
  10. Institute, implement and review policies, regulations, and guidelines for harmonious functioning of KT.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
(i) Education and Training
· A minimum of a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences or related fields.
· Specialized training in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Leadership.
· Knowledge of different not-for-profit and private sector engagements and approaches is considered necessary for the position.
· State-of-the-art knowledge of agricultural development issues
(ii) Skills and experiences
· At least seven (7) years’ experience as a member of the top leadership team(s) in a similar/related organization.
· Experience of participating in governance roles (board level).
· International exposure is required;
· Experience of working within the East African region is preferred.
· Capacity to generate and disseminate well-articulated influential knowledge products.
· Demonstrable capability in networking and building strategic alliances, and partnerships with the private sector, NGOs, multilateral agencies, public agencies and governments in the region and beyond.
· Experience in supporting growth of agribusiness ventures.
· Track record of successful fundraising and revenue generation efforts for institutions similar to KT.
· Expertise in leading ante and post implementation studies related to various programs
· Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking), and Swahili (conversational).A working knowledge of French is an added advantage. .
· Proven proficiency in providing leadership and direction to employees spread across a wide region and in different countries.
· Willingness and ability to travel within the East African region and internationally.

HOW TO APPLY:
HOW TO APPLY
More details about the position can be accessed at www.kilimotrust.org. Qualified candidates should send their applications by email to recruitment@kilimotrust.org not later than 16th January 2017. The application should contain a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 typed pages), names and contacts (phone number and e-mail) of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The first interviews will be held on 30th January 2017. KT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender or disability.

Senior Finance Manager, Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:42:00 AM
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Senior Finance Manager for a potential five year USAID-funded Sexual Health and Family Planning program in Uganda. The purpose of the program is to increase availability and access to equitable quality family planning services. It will be USAID/Uganda’s flagship mechanism for providing assistance to Uganda to reach its national family planning goals of reducing unmet need for and increasing use of modern contraception.
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.
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Sr. Finance Manager is responsible for financial management support to the portfolio of projects within their country. S/he manages the country finance team, ensuring the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting. S/he ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the projects’ technical scope of work. The Sr. Finance Manager provides counsel to help project and country leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. S/he works cooperatively with the project, country office accounting team, HQ-based Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team, and the other players in the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU).
This position is subject to project award and funding.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Country Operations:
  1. Oversee and provide direction to the team of finance staff in the country. Supervise and develop the capacity of staff such that they can provide consistent financial management support to the project teams in support of successful implementation of the programs in country.
  2. Ensure the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting.
  3. Provide mentoring, oversight and quality reviews to the finance team.
  4. Ensure team is using standard approaches and best practices; this includes collaboration with the FP&A team to ensure specific issues are addressed in a manner consistent across the organization and using the tools, templates and trainings provided by FP&A.
  5. Ensure project or donor specific financial issues (such as ACF management, indirect cost recovery, salary caps, LOE restrictions, etc.) are properly managed following MSH standards and best practices.
  6. Participate as a member of the Country Leadership Team. Alert team to areas of potential risk and possible solutions, etc.
Financial and Administrative Management:
  1. Provide strategic support and guidance to the project team in all areas related to project financial management.
  2. Ensure that appropriate reviews, controls, and strategies are in place and managed to provide alerts of potential problems and allow for corrective action, in regard to issues such as errors in data entry, expenditures or commitments; expenditures that are trending over or under planned expectations; expenditures for unplanned activities; and the like. Use standard tools such as the finance scorecard to support this process.
Project Planning and Budgeting:
  1. Lead the annual work plan budgeting processes working with project and office leadership.
  2. Oversee the development of budgets and financial projections for all funding sources (project, COMU, and overhead).
  3. Work with project team to ensure budgets are reflective of planned activities, are feasible to implement, planned costs in compliance with donor regulations, and value for money.
Project Financial Analysis and Reporting
  1. Oversee and/or perform the preparation of routine financial analysis and reporting, both for internal use and external reporting.
  2. Oversee and/or perform the analysis of financial data with the goal of identifying trends or issues critical to inform Project Director and leadership’s management of projects and portfolios.
  3. Provide support to address any issues found and provide strategic guidance to prevent future issues.
  4. Working with project teams, lead any reporting exercises that apply to multiple projects, e.g., annual PEPFAR Analysis.
Other duties
  1. Implement standard procedures and forms that promote and/or ensure program compliance with the project contract terms and conditions in coordination with COMU and FP&A.
  2. Review and approve cost share valuation.
  3. Provide overall financial support to COMU Director as needed.
  4. Support proposal development by overseeing or doing cost research, math checks or other activities as requested by the MSH Cost Proposal Unit (CPU).
QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in business administration, accounting or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of 8 years of mid to senior level experience managing operations of health or development programs in developing countries on a similar scale.
  3. Significant operations management experience, preferably in Uganda, strongly preferred.
  4. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  5. Comprehensive knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
  6. Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  7. Demonstrated success and familiarity experience in Uganda is particularly relevant.
  8. Strong leadership, mentoring, management, 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.
  9. Strong conceptualization, facilitation, and planning skills.
  10. Experience managing donor-funded procurements and subcontracts/grants.
  11. Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.
  12. Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
  13. Fluency in English required.
Reports To
Chief of Party
Background Information
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.
EEO Statement
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.

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