Closing Date : 2020-02-28
Duty Station : Monrovia, Liberia
Application : Apply for the job

Organization: Medical Care Development International
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 28 Feb 2020

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally-driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is currently seeking candidates to serve as the Director of Finance and Administration (F&A) for the anticipated, five-year USAID Liberia Community Health Activity. The Project aims to expand quality health and WASH services, and increase the uptake of key high-impact interventions through a well-coordinated and fully functional community health program. Activities will include prevention and treatment of malaria; expanded family planning, nutrition, and immunization services; and maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions. The Director of F&A will be responsible for overseeing and managing all project finance, procurement, logistics, contracts, administration, and human resource administration including recruitment.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCDI.


Ensure compliance with financial and contractual obligations and deliverables in line with USAID, MCDI and national rules and regulations, policies and proceduresProvide leadership in annual budget planning, audit reviews, and project evaluationsAssist in the preparation and monitoring of local program and sub-contractor budgets/grantsWith the Chief of Party, establish and implement policies and procedures for project financial management, procurement, and contracts to ensure transparency and complianceEstablish and implement procedures for financial operations, banking, and financial reportingOpen and maintain requisite bank accounts for project activitiesResponsibility for disbursement of funds for local expenditures and payrollMaintain project financial reporting systems to record field expenditures and generate financial reports in accordance with policies and procedures prescribed in MCDI s financial management manualReconcile project accounts and prepare expense reports in Excel detailing expenditures by budget line item for submission to MCDI HO on a monthly basisSupervise country-based finance officers and coordinate closely with the home office finance team and senior leadershipProvide recommendations on financial performance and risk managementEstablish and implement anti-corruption and fraud detection systems and processes to safeguard project resourcesAs needed, participate in annual audits

Administrative Duties:

Manage project start-up and close out, and support annual work planning and budgeting processesSecure requisite documentation and permits for transportation, office rental, visa, and country registration requirementsTrack and oversee personnel record keeping for MCDI staff including time and attendance reporting, vacation and leave managementDevelop and implement financial and operational process improvement plans to improve value for money and efficiencyCoordinate with the Senior Project Manager and Procurement Officer at HO on international procurement of goods and services, as appropriateOversee project logistics and procurement of local goods and services, including procurement specifications, delivery schedules, etc.Maintain procurement, disposition and all other relevant inventory records using MCDI s procurement systemEnsure timely confirmation of receipt and safe storage in appropriate warehouse sites of all supplies, equipment and other assets procured by the Project and ensure that adequate warehousing and inventory systems are maintainedRecruit, train, and supervise local staff in compliance with Ministry of Labor regulationsProvide direct supervision to local operational and administrative staff including drivers, security, and administrative assistantsEnsure adequate safety and security protocols and services for project staffOversee project vehicle fleet management and maintenanceCoordinate living accommodations and any other contractually obligated benefits for staffMaintain and support the IT infrastructure of the field office

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Requirements:

A minimum of a Bachelor s degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or a closely related field plus extensive professional experience; Master s degree preferredMinimum of 10 years of professional experience in accounting and/or administrative roles with at least 8 years of experience as a finance and administration manager for donor-funded global health and/or international development programsDemonstrated understanding of USAID administrative, management, and reporting policies, procedures and systems including 2CFR 200Excellent organizational skills and attention to detailProven ability to manage and supervise staffExperience handling confidential and personal staff informatioExcellent written and oral communication skillsHighly computer literate and able to work with Windows-based programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and QuickenGood interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivityFamiliarity with Liberia labor laws and regulations requiredThe position will be based in Monrovia with potential for travel domesticallyPriority will be given to Liberian local nationals

Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.

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