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Director of Finance and Administration - GFATM (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, MCD Global Health (MCD) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable, and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCD 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 prevention and control; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal, neonatal, and child health; health system strengthening (HSS) HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCD is currently seeking candidates to serve as the Finance & Administration Manager for the anticipated three-year malaria control project funded by the Global fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) in Madagascar (Principal Recipient grant). The Project seeks to support the Government of Madagascar and local stakeholders in the fight against malaria.

The Director of Finance and Administration would be responsible for all Project accounting and financial management and for ensuring that financial operations are in compliance with USAID regulations.

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

Essential Job Functions:

Finance Duties:
-Responsible for ensuring that adequate financial management systems are in place and functioning;
-Work in close collaboration with the Project Director on all Project accounting and sub-grant management, and financial planning and operations to ensure the achievement of expected Project results and objectives and in compliance with GFATM financial management regulations;
-Maintain transparent financial and reporting procedures and effective operation of financial controls;
-Assume responsibility for record-keeping, financial functions, and internal control systems;
-Provide concise and timely financial reports that will give an overview of the financial status of the award;
-Mentor Project staff and Sub-Recipient staff in financial and administrative policies and procedures for Project finance and sub-grant management; this includes advising and mentoring sub-grantee organizations in record-keeping, financial functions, procurement, personnel, reporting, and other compliance issues.

Administrative Duties:
-Manage project start-up and closeout, and support annual work planning and budgeting processes;
-Secure requisite documentation and permits for transportation, office rental, visa, and country registration requirements;
-Track and oversee personnel record keeping for MCD staff, including time and attendance reporting, vacation and leave management;
-Develop and implement financial and operational process improvement plans to improve value for money and efficiency;
-Oversee project logistics and procurement of local goods and services, including procurement specifications, delivery schedules, etc.
-Provide direct supervision to local operational and administrative staff, including drivers, security, and administrative assistants;
-Ensure adequate safety and security protocols and services for project staff;
-Oversee project vehicle fleet management and maintenance;
-Maintain and support the IT infrastructure of the field office.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:

A minimum of Master’s degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or a closely related field plus extensive professional experience;
Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in accounting and/or administrative roles with at least 8 years of experience as a senior finance and administration manager for donor-funded global health and/or international development projects;
Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets ($25MM- $50MM);
Significant experience in sub-grant management;
Demonstrated experience and understanding of GFATM administrative, management, and reporting policies, procedures, and systems;
Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team that is spread out geographically;
Familiarity with Madagascar labor laws and regulations is required;
Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office and accounting software;
Outstanding interpersonal skills and eagerness to work in a multicultural organization;
Highly computer literate and able to work with Windows-based Projects, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and either Quicken or QuickBooks;
Fluency in French is required. Proficiency in English is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by March 27, 2023.

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11 Please reference position MCDI-357 when submitting your application.