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State Finance And Administration Associate At Management Sciences For Health (MSH)

Date Posted: 06/Dec/2018
Deadline: 13/Dec/2018

The Management Sciences for Health (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.

State Finance and Administration Associate

Job ID: 13-10397
Locations: Adamawa, Delta, Katsina, Kwara, Ogun, Osun and Taraba
Slot: 7 Openings
Grade: E
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A559 - GF Malaria
Reports To: Senior Operations and Procurement Specialist/State Specialist

Overview

  • The State Finance & Admin Associate is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of finance and logistics provided by the Operations Unit by providing financial and admin support.
  • S/he works with the Senior Operations and Procurement Specialist and State Specialist to coordinate and manage the operation and implementation of project activities in the state.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Arrange hotel for staff, participants, consultants who are coming to State on assignment.
  • Assist in organizing for the dispatch of goods and equipment whenever required and ensure that packing list, waybills and export documentations where necessary are prepared and ensure that shipping details are communicated in writing promptly to the receiver.
  • Calendar management, ensuring conference rooms are booked and Meeting/conference/activity logistics and making sure to update the records regularly
  • Arrange spaces for new employees, confirming the availability of desks, chairs etc. on the start day
  • Inventory and asset management
  • Coordinate the approved Activity Profiles making sure that materials, equipment, etc. required for the activity are organized and ready for the activity
  • Coordinate procurement and engagement of vendors for goods and services.
  • Coordinate catering services for official functions within and outside the office location
  • Prepare payment schedules for vendors and participants.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Maintain administration and accounting files.
  • Follow up on outstanding vendor’s payments and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone,)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
  • Ensure compliance with MSH policies and procedures including internal control systems, Global fund guidelines as well as Nigeria Government regulations.
  • Create all administrative and financial reports monthly as requested by supervisor.
  • Manage payments of taxes and other statutory payments at state level
  • Ensure that payments are compiled, reviewed and sent to country office timely for processing
  • Ensure that entries are entered into project activity tracking logs accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that month and year-end activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree/HND in Accounting or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in accounting and administration
  • Understanding of key aspects of accounting
  • Experience with Global Fund and U.S. government projects
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to learn complex program procedures.
  • Good typing skills. Good memo composition and editing skills. Good computer skills with sound knowledge of commonly used application software
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks
  • Able to work independently by managing priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices
  • Excellent command of written and verbal English
  • Takes initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction
  • Excellent Computer knowledge. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and knowledge of Photoshop. Learn and become proficient in the firm’s management system (Applied) and other carrier software or websites, as needed
  • Ability to Multi task and organize ongoing projects, looking for ways to become more efficient in completing tasks
  • Consistently looks for ways to help support
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Strong office and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.

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