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  • Posted on: 2 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Data Analyst

     

    Employment Period: 1 Year with the possibility of extension 
    Location:    Kano, Nigeria
        
    Overview
    The Data Analyst will primarily be responsible for collecting, compiling, interpreting, analyzing, and managing project/program specific data and generating related reports which measure projects and programs of eHealth Africa using specialized statistical computer software. S/he will work collaboratively with the research & evaluation team to prepare detailed reports to meet internal and external requirements.    

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned:  

    • Offer timely analytical support in collecting, compiling, interpreting, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data using standard practices & techniques; provide statistical support using Excel, SPSS, STATA, R or other specialized applications to validate data, perform statistical modeling, forecasting, and trend analysis.
    •  Responsible for providing support in maintaining a complete and accurate database of all project/program relevant data collected from working with various eHealth Africa (EHA) teams; including performing data entry, cleaning, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data sets across all EHAs projects.
    • Serve as support on projects that have a pre-dominant statistics component; working with the managers & coordinators to determine data requirements, select appropriate study designs, design data collection methods, interpret study results, write reports, present graphs, etc.
    • Responsible for ensuring that all data is kept secure in compliance with EHA’s policies and procedures regarding data security, data confidentiality, and data protection.
    •  Follow documented procedures so that reports are delivered consistently and correctly; maintain process documentation so that results are clear, complete, and up-to-date.
    •  Responsible for performing any other duty as assigned by management.
    •  May frequently travel between company worksites.
    •  Presents a professional demeanor at all times; approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
    • Is consistently at work and on time.
    • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
    • Adheres to EHA general policies and procedures.
    • Adheres to EHA Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

    Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

    Education/Experience
    Bachelor’s degree from college or university in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, or Science-related field. Minimum of Three years of experience in data analysis, quantitative and qualitative research methods, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

    Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills, and great attention to detail. Must possess relevant technical expertise with recognized data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation methods, preferably in public health programs. Very strong report writing and problem solving skills. Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively. Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

    Certifications and Licenses
    First Aid and Health & Safety qualifications desirable.

    Computer Skills
    Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.  Expert Proficiency working with specialized tools and applications used for creation of datasets, data cleaning, management & analysis, such as SAS, Stata, EpiInfo, SPSS, R, etc. including writing and executing queries, and managing complex databases.
     
    Language Ability
    English is the spoken and written language 
    Ability to read, analyze and interpret data, general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

    Math Ability
    Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations

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    Chief Financial Officer

     

    Important Notes:

    • Applicant must be a US citizen and have experience working in the US.
    • Position will be based half-time in Kano, Nigeria and half-time in the US (ideally 6 weeks in each location)
    • Housing, utilities, travel insurance, and transportation will be provided while based in the Nigeria Office

    Summary:              

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will design and manage a high performing Finance Department. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and serving as an integral member of the Executive Team, the CFO will be responsible for financial planning and management for eHealth Systems Africa Foundation., a $20M, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-government organization (NGO). The CFO is integrally involved with all aspects of fiscal policies and collaborates with fellow Executive Team members in a variety of areas – all focused on maintaining a financially healthy and efficient organization. The CFO has strategic and operational responsibility for accounting, revenue cycle, investment management, payroll, purchasing, and facilities. The CFO will support Board committees of eHealth Systems Africa Foundation.

    The CFO is a financial professional with a collaborative leadership style and a strong capacity for strategic and business thinking. This leader is able to manage effectively in a complex organization in a growing health care management and information systems and services environment.
     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

    Financial Planning and Management 

    • Designs and ensures maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
    • Designs functional and programmatic responsibilities of finance team.
    • Oversees the preparation of financial statements and reports and provides project analysis for management and Board/Committees in areas including income and expenses, cash management, accounts receivable, restricted and unrestricted assets, and investments.
    • Partners with affiliated NGO’s, state and government officials and department management to support financial goals and projects and help pinpoint potential weaknesses or challenges.
    • Works in collaboration with the ED to secure and negotiate favorable terms for contracts with partners, world health organizations, insurers, managed care organizations, and other relevant third party reimbursers.
    • Works in collaboration with the ED on grant development and is responsible for reporting to partners.
    • Identifies and improves payment opportunities to maximize receivables.
    • Oversees the payroll function to ensure accurate processing of the employee payroll; payment and filing of all government taxes; and compliance with all applicable laws.
    • Oversees centralized purchasing of inventory, supplies and capital projects.

    Fiscal Policies, Compliance and Audits

    • Develops, updates, and oversees implementation of all finance policies, including ones relating to accounting, receivables, purchasing, internal controls, cash management and related functions.
    • Oversees all regulatory bodies tax filings to ensure all tax returns are filed on time
    • Adheres to laws and regulations that affect eHealth Africa funding and operations.
    • Assures that fiscal management is in compliance with accounting standards (IFRS and/or GAAP), government funding requirements, reporting regulations, and regulatory filings.
    • Arranges for and ensures completion of independent annual audit, non-profit tax and other periodic audits.

    Budget Management 

    • Working with the Executive Team, oversees planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of the eHealth Africa operating and capital budgets.
    • Oversees departmental and monthly approval and processing of revenue and expenditures, cash flow and capital purchases.

    Other Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • May travel between company worksites.
    • Presents a professional demeanor at all times.  Approaches others in a tactful manner. 
    • Reacts well under pressure.  Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.  Accepts responsibility for own actions.  Follows through on commitments.
    • Is consistently at work and on time.
    • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
    • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
    • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organisation's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Supervises Finance Department staff. 

    Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

    Education/Experience

    • MBA or Master’s degree from college or university in Finance or Accounting (Commerce). Significant and advanced financial management and accounting experience may substitute for the Master’s degree.
    • Minimum of 10-15 years relevant finance, accounting and supervisory experience, five of which must be at the management level.
    • Non-profit finance experience preferred.
    • Strong financial management expertise, including financial planning and modeling and risk management.
    • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and Board.
    • Working knowledge of IFRS and/or GAAP accounting standards and experience with A-133 audits desired.
    • Ability to work with internal customers to determine financial data needs
    • Ability to effectively participate in team management structure and to lead a team approach to achieving financial goals.
    • Ability to apply skills and critical thinking to contribute to the success of organizational priorities that may lie outside of the normal accounting function.
    • Ability to think conceptually and deal decisively with practical matters.
    • Ability to motivate, coach, and develop staff.
    • Self-motivated, organized, dependable, and discrete.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Excel required and experience with QuickBooks preferred.

    Preferred Certifications and Licenses

    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent

    Computer Skills

    • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in program

    Language Ability

    • English is the spoken and written language.
    • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

    Teamwork Ability

    • Ability to work as a team and with a variety of people both internally and externally
    • Ability to work with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds

    Work Environment: 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities.
    • eHealth Africa is a tobacco-free environment.

    Physical Demands: 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The employee with be traveling approximately every 6 weeks between the US and Nigeria which can cause physical discomfort during long flights
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
    • The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and/or reach with hands and arms.

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    Polio Program Manager

     

    ATTN: Position Based in Kano, Nigeria

    ATTN: Only Candidates with a minimum of 3 years experience in project management, experience working in international organizations, and exceptional communication and report writing skills will be considered.

    ATTN: Looking for candidates willing to commit a minimum of 2 years in position.

    Summary: The Polio Program Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing polio projects including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling polio program activities. Other responsibilities include supporting communications activities, attending meetings, and establishing and maintaining relationships with partner agencies.

    eHealth Africa currently has 5 large scale Polio Projects employing over 300 staff working specifically under the polio program. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the Project Managers under the Polio Program, will be responsible for the success of the Polio Projects, and will also be responsible for the development of new polio projects.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

    • Participate in long- and short-term program development and planning.
    • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables.
    • Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments
    • Serves as a resource to project manager for all inquiries and issue resolution for project management, contract budget and remediation, and regulatory document preparation
    • Responsible for contract and financial management for polio projects. Ensures project budgets are tracked against contract milestones.
    • Responsible for performing any other duty as assigned by management
    • May frequently travel between company worksites.
    • Presents a professional demeanor at all times.  Approaches others in a tactful manner.  Reacts well under pressure.  Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.  Accepts responsibility for own actions.  Follows through on commitments
    • Is consistently at work and on time.
    • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision
    • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
    • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organisation's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Supervises assigned Project Management staff.  

    Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

    Education/Experience

    Bachelor’s degree from college or university in Project Management or related field.Minimum of three years of experience in project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective project teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. Exemplary skills with leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams, as well as mentoring other team members in a clinical research setting.

    Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills.

    Must possess the ability to organize, instruct and supervise staff while promoting group effort and achievement. Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.

    Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

    Certifications and Licenses

    PMI Certification is preferred.

    Computer Skills

    Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
    Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in program.

    Language Ability

    English is the spoken and written language
    Ability to read, analyse and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

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