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Earn over 53,000 US Dollars annually as Director of Finance and Administration at Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria Consortium
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party (CoP)
Salary: USD 53.100 - 59.000

About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.

About USAID MAPD Program:
Malaria Consortium is leading a consortia of NGOs in the Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD), a five-year USAID-funded initiative providing malaria prevention and control services by supporting implementation of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP)'s vision which states that by 2020, malaria will no longer be the major cause of illness and death in Uganda and families will have universal access to malaria prevention and treatment measures.

Job Summary: The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the operations of the project, including HR, field logistics, procurement, sub-contracts, sub-awards, accounting and financial management. S/he will ensure compliance with all USAID and Malaria Consortium regulations, and that internal controls for the project are in place and enforced, ensuring good value for money on the project.  The incumbent will manage project’s grants, operations and finance teams, including the Grant Specialist, the Grant Manager, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant and Operations Manager, to be based in Kampala.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Financial management (50%)
·         Assist the Chief of Party with project budget planning and management
·         Evaluate the financial impact of management decisions, ensuring that USAID receives value for money and that all financial transactions undertaken are in line with USAID established guidelines
·         Manage the sub-award project partners
·         Prepare routine financial reports for the management team and donor
·         Develop annual plans, annual quarterly and monthly progress reports
·         Mitigate risk by assuring strong internal controls and minimizing cash handling
·         Comply with USAID regulations including IEE and CFR216, MC standard operating procedures and good business practices
Programme management and coordination (20%)
·         Set up and manage all project financial systems and standard operating procedures, monitor budgets
·         Prepare and manage monthly financial statements and forecasts, and maintain rolling cash flow projection, including bills payable
·         Offer technical assistance to local partners to strengthen their financial management and internal control systems at both the central and county levels
Operational, HR and Logistics Management (15%)
·         Line manage all finance, accounting, and administrative staff
·         Ensure strong operations to facilitate the implementation of project activities
·         Carry out administrative, contractual operations and financial management systems according to USAID established regulations, standard operating procedures and good business practice
·         Ensure proper management of project assets
·         Ensure smooth operation of technical efforts and field activities by providing accounting, management and logistical support to facilitate the implementation of project activities
·         Support senior DHIS2 programmer seconded to NMCP
Strategic Planning and Leadership (5%)
·         Report to the Chief of Party and work with him/her to ensure appropriate management of funding and resources in country.
·         Evaluate financial impact of management decisions, ensuring that USAID receives good value for money

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Malaria Consortium Director of Finance and Administration career  opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
·         The jobholder must be recognized professional certification (such as CPA, ACCA, CMA, CFA)
·         At least seven years’ experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts, grants and accounting/finance
·         Previous experience working with USAID contracts and compliance framework
·         Demonstrated familiarity with USG cost accounting standards and management of sub-contracts/sub-grants
·         Previous experience with operations and/or supply chain management on USAID projects
·         Previous financial management experience with USAID-funded projects
·         Previous experience working on malaria projects
·         Skilled in developing and managing large budgets, experience with managing logistics and/or supply chain management for the implementation of public health programs in Africa, and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards
·         Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills; demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work well on teams and manage direct reports
·         Ability to develop and interpret standard financial reports (balance sheet, income statements, cash flow) and create journal entries.
·         Proven track record of delivering results and managing multiple priorities.
·         Demonstrated ability to lead and operate as part of a diverse team.

Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Focuses on delivering contribution to Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives
·         Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations
·         Strong self management of time and effort
·         Checks own work to ensure quality
Analysis and use of information: Gathers information and identifies problems effectively
·         Interprets basic written information
·         Keen attention to detail
·         Follows guidelines to identify issues
·         Recognises problems within their remit
·         Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data
Interpersonal and Communications: Listens and clearly presents information
·         Actively listens and pays attention
·         Presents information and facts in a logical way
·         Shares information willingly and on a timely basis
·         Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively
Collaboration and partnering: Is a good and effective team player
·         Is as a good and effective team player
·         Knows who their customers are and their requirements.
·         Respects and listens to different views/opinions
·         Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
·         Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members
Leading and motivating people: Manages own development and seeks opportunities
·         Actively manages own development and performance positively
·         Learns lessons from successes and failures
·         Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise
Flexibility/ adaptability: Recognizes own stress levels and adapts
·         Recognises limitations and take steps to manage any resulting pressure or stress
·         Remains focused on objectives and goal in a rapidly changing environment
·         Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
Living the values: Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers
·         Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
·         Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness: Manages own workload effectively
·         Plans and manages own workload effectively
·         Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan.
·         Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

Deadline: 2nd December 2016 by 11:59 pm

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