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12 October 2016

Finance and Administration Manager Job Placement - John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Project Name: USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party (COP)

About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About USAID MCSP Program:
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival program aims to accelerate the reduction of Maternal, new born and child Mortality in USAID Priority countries with high disease burden such as Uganda though scaling up evidence based high impact interventions. Building on Experience, MCSP addresses major causes of mortality by influencing and implementing high impact and innovative interventions at scale based on the country context and data; building global consensus and sustained government commitment to support MNCH interventions; maximizing the use and integration of local programs

Job Summary: The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) will support the project in administering and accounting for the human, material and financial resources. The FAM will be responsible for setting up and maintaining office space at national level and possibly in a district office and for establishing and managing the project’s financial, administrative, personnel, logistics, and communications systems. The incumbent will ensure consistent adherence to USAID regulations, JSI policies, and standard accounting procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will adapt JSI’s and MCSP’s financial, administrative, and personnel systems for use by the Uganda program
·         Establish MCSP project offices in Kampala and possibly in a district office in the Eastern region
·         The incumbent will procure and supervise the procurement of furniture and equipment for the Kampala and district offices
·         Develop operational and financial procedures that facilitate the work of project staff and their counterparts
·         Manage the recruitment and training of the project's administrative and support staff in all offices: organize and engage in team building activities to ensure a well-informed and cohesive staff
·         Supervise financial and administrative staff working in the Kampala and district offices
·         Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and JSI procedures in the implementation of all project activities
·         Assist the MCSP Uganda Chief of Party in contract compliance and related issues
·         The jobholder will also negotiate grants and contracts with non-governmental organizations (NGO), should such grants and contracts be required
·         Establish and maintain dear and regular communications with Uganda district teams and offices to maximize operational effectiveness
·         Assist the Team Lead and Chief of Party in maintaining an open and continual information link with USAID/Uganda and MCSP headquarters in Washington, DC
·         Consolidate and provide consolidated monthly field financial reports to MCSP/Uganda Chief of Party and MCSP headquarters in Washington, DC
·         Ensure all transactions and activities are conducted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or standards
·         Support the MCSP/Uganda Chief of Party in ensuring that MCSP Uganda financial controls and systems comply with JSI accounting practices and meet USAID standards
·         Act as primary lead in any audits or finance and administrative reviews of the MCSP Kampala or district-level offices

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the USAID MCSP Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) vacancy must hold a BA in business, accounting, or related field
·         At least six years or more of experience working on a project sponsored by the US Government and /or an international NGO
·         Previous experience in the management of USAID contracts and grants strongly preferred
·         Proven skill and practice in financial management
·         Experience supervising finance and administrative employees based in multiple locations
·         Knowledge of US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARS), US Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations (AIDARS), US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars
·         Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft (MS) Office, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Proficiency in written and spoken English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated and cover letter to with the subject line as “MNCH FAM" as the e-mail subject according to your application.

Deadline: 14th October, 2016 by 5:00 pm

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