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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization with a mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 

Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing and transitional countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

Headquartered in the United States, we have operations in more than 30 countries and employ more than 2,000 people from over 73 nations.

For more information please visit our website
USAID/Kenya’s Health Commodities and Services Management (HCSM) Program, implemented by MSH, to improve health outcomes and impact through sustainable country-led programs and partnerships that address commodity management, pharmaceutical services and policy, and laboratory systems seeks to recruit a Finance Manager.

ID 13-6280
Overall Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Project Director, the Finance Manager is part of the Senior Management Team within the HCSM Program and will support all Centers for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM) projects in Kenya.

S/he will be responsible for ensuring that financial resources are allocated for maximum program impact and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate MSH standards and procedures.

S/he is a key contributor to the program management strategy and organizes human, financial, and logistical resources for activity implementation including working closely with MSH’s HQ and Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) that manage operations, contracts, procurement, accounting, and human resources.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Designing and implementing a system to advance the program leadership’s understanding of key financial information and its appropriate use for decision-making.
  • Managing associated processes such as accruals tracking, internal and external financial reporting, approvals of project commitments and expenditures in compliance with MSH rules and expectations.
  • Ensuring that the work plan and associated budget are developed for project deliverables to be met.
  • Implementing the program cost share plan in collaboration with MSH’s HQ Finance team.
  • Managing and developing systems as needed to ensure program compliance with the Cooperative Agreement terms and conditions.
  • Ensuring the successful production and submission of financial deliverables and reports
Key Qualifications Include:
The ideal candidate is required to have a Master’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field. 

At least eight (8) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large international projects including experience in management of USG projects with USAID experience preferred. 

Three (3) years of which should be at a Senior Management Level.

S/he should have demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets. 

In addition, S/he should be proficient in relevant computer applications and databases with mastery of Excel spreadsheets. QuickBooks or similar accounting software is preferred.
The successful candidate needs to have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills combined with a customer service orientation.

S/he should work with minimal supervision under tight timelines and be able to travel within Kenya.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap.
Interested applicants should submit applications at not later than January 11, 2013. 

If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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