Finance & Operations Director

Full Time Greater Accra Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
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Deadline: 02/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced
Industry: Health

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that has worked in more than 150 countries and makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. We work shoulder to shoulder with local partners, from the national government to the local community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. MSH seeks a Finance & Operation Director (FP&O) to provide leadership, oversight, and direction on the finance and operations for an anticipated five-year, up to $25 million, USAID-funded health systems strengthening and quality improvement project in Ghana, the Quality Integrated Health Systems Activity.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


Country Operations:

Oversee and provide direction to the team of finance staff in the country. Supervise and develop the capacity of staff such that they can provide consistent financial management support to the project teams in support of successful implementation of the programs in country.
Ensure the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting.
Provide mentoring, oversight and quality reviews to the finance team.
Ensure team is using standard approaches and best practices; this includes collaboration with the FP&O team to ensure specific issues are addressed in a manner consistent across the organization and using the tools, templates and trainings provided by FP&O.
Ensure project or donor specific financial issues (such as ACF management, indirect cost recovery, salary caps, LOE restrictions, etc.) are properly managed following MSH standards and best practices.
Participate as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Alert team to areas of potential risk and possible solutions, etc.
Financial and Operations Management:

Provide strategic support and guidance to the project team in all areas related to project financial management.
Ensure that appropriate reviews, controls, and strategies are in place and managed to provide alerts of potential problems and allow for corrective action, in regard to issues such as errors in data entry, expenditures or commitments; expenditures that are trending over or under planned expectations; expenditures for unplanned activities; and the like. Use standard tools such as the finance scorecard to support this process.
Project Planning and Budgeting:

Lead the annual work plan budgeting processes working with project and office leadership.
Oversee the development of budgets and financial projections for all funding sources (project, operations, and overhead).
Work with project team to ensure budgets are reflective of planned activities, are feasible to implement, planned costs in compliance with donor regulations, and value for money.
Project Financial Analysis and Reporting

Oversee and/or perform the preparation of routine financial analysis and reporting, both for internal use and external reporting.
Oversee and/or perform the analysis of financial data with the goal of identifying trends or issues critical to inform the COP and leadership’s management of projects and portfolios.
Provide support to address any issues found and provide strategic guidance to prevent future issues.
Working with project teams and lead any reporting exercises.
Other duties

Implement standard procedures and forms that promote and/or ensure program compliance with the project contract terms and conditions in coordination with FP&O.
Review and approve cost share valuation.
Provide overall financial support as needed.
A post-graduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field relevant to the position requirements.
At least ten (10) years’ of experience leading the administrative and financial management of large, complex projects of which at least eight (8) years were in the field of international development.
Familiarity with compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulations required. Experience in the management of USG funded projects and a track record in developing and managing large budgets, analyzing spending against budget, and internal and external reporting is required
Excellent Excel skills required (including data extraction, manipulation, pivoting, etc.)
Excellent analytical skills, high attention to detail required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to operate in a culturally diverse organization, and communicate to all levels within the organization .
High level of oral and written fluency in English required.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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