Senior Public Financial Management Specialist USAID Grant Careers - Abt Associates


Organization: Abt Associates
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

About UHSS Project:
The purpose of the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) project is to strengthen the health system by improving leadership and accountability for achieving results across public and private health systems at national, regional, district, and local levels. The activity seeks to strengthen central-level stewardship and district-level management of the health system; support initiatives that increase domestic financing for health; identify and implement interventions that improve efficient use of key health resources; and strengthen state and non-state community systems for improved quality health services.

Job Summary: The Senior Public Financial Management Specialist will provide leadership of project public financial management strengthening strategies and activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Analyze how the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts its processes for budget preparation; budget execution including cash management, procurement, and revenue management; and monitoring, audit, and reporting. Identify opportunities to strengthen MOH processes and performance, and to better align government-wide processes with health system strengthening initiatives including the use of program-based planning resources and purchasing models like performance-based financing.
  • Based on analysis and existing experience, design a tailored technical capacity building program for the MoH in the areas of public sector accounting and financial management systems. This program should include support to establish and build capacity to use electronic systems for public financial management at all levels of the health system.
  • Help implement capacity building program at national level and oversee regional advisors in public financial management implementing at lower levels.
  • Help implement anti-corruption systems and measures, including making MOH quarterly disbursement and expenditure information public.
  • With Health Financing Advisor, help MoH strengthen relationships with Ministry of Finance and other relevant agencies in area of public financial management, with aim of better aligning health system objectives with government-wide processes for budget planning, execution, and monitoring.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should for the USAID Project Senior Public Financial Management Specialist job placement should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant field.
  • At least eight (8) years of professional experience in public financial management, public health or related area.
  • Excellent writing, computer use, management, and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment;
  • Fluency in English required, with other regional languages preferred.
  • Ugandan national.

NB: This position is contingent upon award.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt Associates in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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