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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
  • "What are we aiming at?” That’s the question our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer: "The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where ...
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    Senior Finance Officer

    Position Reports To: State Team Lead

    Summary Scope of Work

    • The Senior Finance Officer (SFO) reports to the State Team Leader and will be responsible for providing financial management for Jhpiego projects as assigned.
    • The SFO will ensure that the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID rules and regulations.
    • The SFO will be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and book-keeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of project financial operations.


    • Provide guidance to the program teams regarding the financial requirements of the projects and office operations.
    • Implements and oversees a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego's established financial system.
    • Prepares the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks) and ensures accuracy and timeliness
    • Uses various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphic packages to assemble, analyze, and format data and/or reports
    • Ensures financial management systems provides accurate, current, and complete disclosure of financial transactions
    • Support the Senior Finance Manager in financial reporting process to donors
    • Ensure that required financial controls and cost-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to: prevents over or under-expenditure of budgets, ensures proper safeguards of funds and ensures compliance with established USG and Jhpiego’s global financial, accounting and administrative procedures.
    • Regularly review accounting transactions to ensure costs are allowable and reasonable
    • Regularly reviews QBE: review of balance sheet, aging analysis, detailed GL, expenditure by ION, advance balance
    • Preforms other projects related activities as assigned by the supervisor or by Jhpiego management.

    Required Qualifications

    • Degree in Accounting, Finance or its recognized equivalent
    • MBA in Accounting or professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized equivalent) is highly desired.
    • 6+ years relevant experience in finance and accounting.
    • Knowledge of institutional donors (e.g. USAID) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using "the job title" as the subject of the mail.


    • CV and Cover Letter as one single word document
    • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
    • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
    • Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
    • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
    • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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