Management Sciences for Health

  • Finance Associate

    Grade
    E
    Job ID
    13-10600
    Location
    Nigeria
    # of Positions
    8
    Group/Office
    PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit
    PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program
    A576 - PMI - S
    Application Due Date
    2019-04-24
    Reports To
    Accountant.
  • Overview

    PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

     

    PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

     

    Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.

     

    Interested candidates are required to indicate on their applications, 3 states in order of preference, where they would be willing to work in.

     

    Under the overall supervision of the Field Finance and Operations Manager, the Finance Associate is responsible for assisting the Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse. The Finance Associate is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.  The Finance Associate is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards in all activities.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Prepare payment vouchers.
    • Properly code all transactions.
    • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
    • Prepare and control advances.
    • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.
    • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
    • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks.
    • Maintain accounting files.
    • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
    • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone).
    • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
    • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
    • Preparation of forms for payments of taxes and social security.
    • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting.
    • Minimum of 1-year experience in accounting.
    • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
    • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks) or comparable software.
    • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense".
    • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook.
    • Advanced reporting skills.
    • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience).
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a team.
    • Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful.
    • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations.
    • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation fora proper audit trail.

    Background Information

    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.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Accountant.
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