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  • Posted: Feb 27, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2020
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  • 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 ...
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    Finance Associate

    Job ID: 13-10977
    Location: Abuja
    Grade: E
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A559 - Nigeria GF Malaria
    Reports To: Senior Accountant

    Overview

    • The Finance Associate is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately Global Fund against fraud, loss or misuse.
    • S/He 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
    • Payment of Vendor Invoice
    • 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
    • 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
    • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
    • Prepare all financial reports as requested by supervisor
    • Preparation of schedules for statutory deductions and their remittances to the appropriate authorities
    • Process online Payments
    • Other tasks as requested by supervisor

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in accounting
    • Knowledge of Donor funded programs, regulations and requirements
    • 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 understanding, 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 GF rules & regulations and experience with GF projects is an advantage
    • 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 for a proper audit trail

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    State Technical Malaria Lead

    Job ID: 13-10871
    Location: Cross River
    Grade: J
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Coordinator

    Overview

    • The Presidents Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
    • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, Local Government (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.
    • The State Technical Malaria Lead, Cross River State will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator, Cross River with technical leadership of the program, and contribute to operational oversight.
    • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination to USAID PMI and key stakeholders including the State Malaria Elimination Program.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • To provide strategic technical direction to the program by coordinating the development of the technical aspects of the program implementation approaches and ensuring appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels.
    • To provide general technical support to the SMEP on malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy (MIP), including developing case management and MIP tools, participating in technical working groups, and providing technical leadership.
    • To collaborate with SMEP (State Malaria Elimination Program) and SMoH staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions.
    • To provide or delegate appropriately to members of the program technical team, technical support to all relevant levels of government to strengthen malaria control with particular focus on state to LGA and on down to facility and community levels for delivery of malaria control interventions.
    • To proactively solve problems and technical challenges which may arise during program implementation and when necessary draw upon the expertise from Malaria team of specialist at country level, including the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor.
    • To coordinate the program senior technical team to plan for, provide technical input in and monitor activity implementation.
    • To contribute to the output harmonization of the program.
    • To represent the program in malaria technical sub-committees and other meetings as agreed with the State Coordinator.
    • To line manage a team of technical advisors to ensure effective delivery of their job descriptions and manage their performance into a high performing team.
    • To adhere to MSH Standards of Technical Excellence (STEs) and carry out actions required to achieve or sustain standards.
    • To manage medium to long-term consultants as agreed by the State Coordinator.
    • To represent the program in relevant workshops or conferences as agreed with the State Coordinator.
    • To act as an organizational resource point for relevant technical issues in the state.
    • To provide support in advocacy and communication efforts relevant to the SMEP.
    • To ensure that program M&E data and lessons are collated, analyzed, interpreted and used to inform programmatic decisions.
    • To document program achievements and proactively have these shared through various channels such as written program updates and peer-reviewed journals.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Medical degree, Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field.
    • At least 5 years of experience in progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries
    • Demonstrated experience managing successful teams comprised of experienced professionals
    • Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience and problem solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required
    • Previous experience with or good knowledge of USAID operating procedures (proposal development and submission, monitoring and evaluation and reporting) an added advantage
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate information to both health and non-health audiences, and achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administrative matters
    • Excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relationships at the highest level and a high level of trust with public/private organizations. Verbal communication skills are also used to negotiate activity plans and resolve activity implementation issues with counterparts, partners and team members. Excellent written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation and briefing papers.
    • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, Access, SPSS and other statistical and other relevant software) are required for effectively operating in this position. Good computer skills are required to implement, analyze, and monitor, and manage activity goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements.

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