Organization:Management Sciences for Health
Deadline:14 Feb 2019
The Finance Officer provides technical support and builds staff capacity globally to deliver high quality, effective, and efficient Financial Planning and Analysis services (“FP&A”) for MSH projects. S/he supports the implementation of service level agreement for FP&A services.
Support country offices to deliver timely and high-quality budgets, financial reports and financial analyses (35%)
As needed by country teams,
- Review and approve budgets, pipelines and workplans, including Performance Monitoring Plans. Perform integrity, math, and compliance checks
- Ensure needed data and reports are available to appropriate staff in country
- Review and approve financial reports for internal and/or external audiences and before submission to customer.
- Provide support in financial analysis activities
- Backfill finance manager capacity in country offices with short and long-term gaps in skillset
- Support country teams to respond to audit queries
Develop, train and build Country Offices’ Finance Managers (“FM”) capacity (35%)
- Actively participate in onboarding and capacity building of Financial Manager in country office
- Assist country offices’ financial managers to troubleshoot and respond to donor and project management queries as needed.
Support corporate monitoring and oversight activities (25%)
- Test and ensures that created standards, job-aids and other tools for promoting sound financial management practices are complete to meet needs of country offices financial managers
- Monitors projects and countries financial performance and compliance with MSH standards
- Orient and train Atlas portfolio finance analysts
Other duties as assigned (5%)
- Includes participation in corporate workplan activities and various Atlas activities and initiatives
Qualifications and Experience
Required Minimum Education:
- BA or MA
Required Minimum Experience:
- 6+ years of experience in international project financial management or related experience is required with a BA, 4+ years of experience international project financial management or related experience is required with a MA.
- Experience with complex financial planning and analysis required.
- At least 8 years’ experience in international project financial management or related experience is required.
- Experience with aspects of federal cost reimbursement practices, such as the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and USAID regulations desirable.
- Prior work experience with non-USG, foundations and other donors also desirable.
- Experience building capacity/ training diverse groups both in a classroom and online highly desirable.
- Experience with collaboration tools like Google Docs desirable.
Knowledge And Skills:
- Strong software skills including extensive experience with database, spreadsheet, word processing tools and other applications.
- Familiarity with accounting software, particularly QuickBooks, Serenic Navigator and/or Microsoft Navision highly desirable.
- Skilled at working in a culturally diverse environment.
- Very good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Fluent English required; working knowledge of French and or Spanish is desirable.
- Technical writing skills.
- Teaching or training delivery skills.
- Manage work with shifting priorities
- Manage and coordinate a variety of activities simultaneously
- Work in a team-oriented environment while driving for results
- Creative problem solving
- Ability to travel internationally as needed (up to 30% time).
- Office environment including keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10 lbs.
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