Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Strategic Information Director for a potential multi-year program. The purpose of the program is to support access, availability and affordability of quality essential medicines and health products in the public health sector in developing countries. The scope of the program is to provide and establish global and local procurement and distribution services of medicines and health products up to the last mile.
MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
Position contingent upon project award and funding
The Director of Finance and Operations will be responsible for the overall financial and administration/operations components of the project, ensuring appropriate use of financial resources and ensuring that financial reporting at all levels (core and field, and by partners/sub-awardees) is in accordance with agreement terms; develop effective mechanisms to monitor the expenditures and liquidations of the project; and oversee that the administrative functions are in accordance with organizational policies.
The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) reports to the Program Director and works to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership. This includes oversight of sub-award and grant management, human resources, procurement, administration, accounting and finance. S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the program’s technical scope of work. S/he provides counsel to help project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. S/he will ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, asset management are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations. The DFO will liaise with consortium partners, USAID and MSH’s headquarters regarding aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, governance and other matters related to finance and administration. S/he will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award. The DFO provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program's activities globally.