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Finance Manager Job Placement - IntraHealth International

Job Title:     Finance Manager
Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda

About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase availability and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to equity and underserved populations.

Job Summary: The Finance Manager is responsible for developing and implementing financial procedures in compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies and procedures;  overseeing procurement activities, subcontracts, consulting agreements, purchase agreements and modifications;  providing financial training and guidance to program staff and partners. S/he will be the project’s principal financial representative and will coordinate the financial and administrative functions/support to field offices, ensuring the effective use of donor resources to meet project goals and fraud is mitigated. The incumbent also leads the implementation of these key systems by ensuring that activities are implemented in accordance with the organization’s mission, strategic objectives, and program approaches and comply with IntraHealth’s and USAID’s policies, procedures and guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Finance and Operations Support:
  • Provide support in the finance, grants and contracts functions of the office that includes review of advance and payment requests, ensuring accuracy, proper coding, completeness, budget availability, adequacy of supporting documents and adherence to IH and donor policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit approved monthly cash advances requests to Chapel Hill by the 25th of every month in a bid to ensure availability of adequate cash to meet the programmed obligations and commitments.
  • The incumbent will compile the field monthly accruals and forwards the same to Finance-Chapel Hill by the 8th day of the month for inclusion in the centralized financial report.
  • Provide support to Program teams to build their capacity in the financial management of their activities and to ensure that they are equipped with the information and skills that allow them to interpret activity budgets, prepare accurate projections, and ensure that they remain current of all activity expenditures.
  • Ensures that all procurements are in compliance with donor and organizational rules and regulations
  • Provide support to work planning and budgeting for program teams.
  • Provides leadership to the project team on budget development and monitoring through established mechanisms and updates the management team on most up to date and accurate budget verses expenditure status.
  • Support the project team to link periodic projections to budgets, performance targets and deliverables.
  • Respond to requests from the HQ office to input and update revenue budgets in the web-based budgeting tool, IHBIRD.
Under the direction of the FMO , provide assistance in:
  • Monitoring of project budgets.
  • Compilation of the quarterly USAID accrual report, ensuring that the latter is completed by the 7th of the last month of each quarter.
  • Aligning of the quarterly accrual report with the pipeline to assess the remaining pipeline as at that date, and feeding this information back to the Project Leadership Team, FMO and the program teams.
  • Compilation of other regular and ad hoc financial reports that may be requested by USAID, IntraHealth HQ , the Chief of Party, or the FMO.
  • Serves as the custodian of the approved annual budgets.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-E Finance Manager career opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in accounting, finance, or business administration and holder of CPA III.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • At least five years’ experience in a busy accounting department.
  • Extensive knowledge of FAR and AIDAR and Ugandan government laws and regulations.
  • Previous experience interpreting and applying USAID rules and regulations.
  • Previous experience in donor-funded organizations preferred.
  • Good interpersonal and capacity-building skills.
  • High degree of integrity
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to multi-task.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to mentor and coach colleagues lacking financial education/training.
  • Excellent skills using Quickbooks, MS Word, Excel, and Power point

Personal Competencies:
  • Managing Performance: Ability to plan and design practices, processes and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.
  • Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Effective Communication (Oral & Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization's exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Willingness to travel at least throughout the region to work with partners and key stakeholders
  • Willingness and ability to work independently with all stakeholders
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three professional references at the web link below

Deadline: 4th June, 2017

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