Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for a potential five-year USAID-funded program to advance country health systems development through increasing financial protection; increasing coverage to all populations; increasing quality of essential health services; and improving responsiveness.
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.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) reports to the Program Director and works closely with the MSH’s Financial Planning & Analysis Unit (FP&A) to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership, contract, and grant management support. S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the project’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. The DFA will liaise with USAID, project partners, and other MSH finance and administrative staff regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and administration. S/he will work together with the Program Director to ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, vehicle management are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations.
The DFA provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program's activities. This includes oversight of procurement, contracts, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing contract budgets 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.