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.
Management Sciences for Health is recruiting to fill the job position below:
Job Title: Director, Finance & Operations – HIV/AIDS Nigeria
Job ID: 13-9181
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director
- MSH seeks a Director, Finance and Operations to provide
high-level contract and grant management support and financial expertise
for the anticipated five-year USAID/Nigeria-funded contract designed to
build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and
comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support
- The Director, Finance and Operations 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
- This position is subject to award and funding.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Participate as a member of the Country Leadership Team. Alert team to areas of potential risk and possible solutions, etc.
- 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.
- Provide mentoring, oversight and quality reviews to the finance team.
- 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.
Financial and Administrative Management:
- Provide strategic support and guidance to the project team in all areas related to project financial management.
- 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
Project Planning and Budgeting:
- Lead the annual work plan budgeting processes working with project and office leadership.
- Oversee the development of budgets and financial projections for all funding sources (project, COMU, and overhead).
- 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
- Oversee and/or perform the preparation of routine financial
analysis and reporting, both for internal use and external reporting.
- Provide support to address any issues found and provide strategic guidance to prevent future issues.
- Working with project teams, lead any reporting exercises that apply to multiple projects, e.g., annual PEPFAR Analysis.
- 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.
- 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.
- Review and approve cost share valuation.
- Provide overall financial support to COMU Director as needed.
- Support proposal development by overseeing or doing cost
research, math checks or other activities as requested by the MSH Cost
Proposal Unit (CPU).
Qualifications and Experience
- A post-graduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Business
Administration or other related field relevant to the position
- Excellent Excel skills required (including data extraction, manipulation, pivoting, etc.)
- Excellent analytical skills, high attention to detail required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with
the ability to operate in a culturally diverse organization, and
communicate to all levels within the organization
- High level of oral and written fluency in English required.
- At least ten (10) years’ experience in administrative and
financial management of large, complex projects of which at least eight
(8) years were in the field of international development. Familiarity
with compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulations required.
- Experience in the management of USG funded projects and a track
record in developing and managing large budgets, analyzing spending
against budget, and internal and external reporting is required
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply