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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Finance and Administration Manager, Uganda

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.
The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Job Responsibilities:
Abt Associates is preparing the upcoming USAID-funded Private Health Support program in Uganda and seeks a Finance and Administration Manager. The program will support the professional development of private health providers/private for profit (PHP/PFP) providers, selected private sector run company clinics, private health sector regulatory entities and commercial pharmaceuticals firms. To achieve this goal, it will focus on the expanded availability of health services by private service providers, increased affordability of private health services and products, and improved quality of private health sector facilities and services.
The Finance and Administration Manager takes primary responsibility for contract administration, advising the Chief of Party and the Senior Management Team in project management activities, finance and personnel management.
Under the guidance and supervision of an IHD Chief of Party,

The Finance and Administration Manager will:
Ensure compliance with USAID contractual and reporting requirements.
Develop administrative management and financial systems.
Prepare and monitor project budgets and reports of financial expenditures.
Coordinate and supervise the work of local subcontractors to ensure contract compliance, review deliverables, and approve payments.
Recruit and train administrative staff, as needed.
Develop personnel policies and such other office procedures as necessary to establish consistent, transparent and efficient systems for dealing with key tasks.
Maintain a working relationship with USAID and respond to financial, reporting, and management questions and supply reports, as requested.
Assure that members of the Finance and Administration team understand and are aligned with project vision and goals.
Lead the development of administrative and operational systems necessary to support the attainment of project strategies, objectives, and plans., and Clarify roles and delegate responsibilities to team members as needed.

Skills Prerequisites:
Bachelor's Degree (minimum), Master's Degree (preferred), in business administration or other relevant field. With a Bachelor's Degree, 8-10 years of relevant work experience, such as business or financial management; or, at least 4-6 years' experience with a Master's degree. At least 5 years of experience in a management position for a public health and/or international development project, preferably in Africa. Strong leadership, teambuilding, and management skills. Demonstrated skills, abilities and expereince to: Manage large complex programs, including those funded by USAID. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Anticipate and solve problems.
How to apply:
Please apply online: https://jobs-abtassociates.icims.com/jobs/7556/finance-and-administratio...
Closing Date: Saturday, 09 March 2013