Malawi: Regional Finance Officer, Tingathe and TSP Programs

Organization: Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Position: Regional Finance Officer, Tingathe and TSP Programs
Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Position Type: Full-time

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Start Date: April 1, 2017 (negotiable)
Application Due Date: (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Background

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (Baylor-Malawi) is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Government of Malawi in the health sector. The mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art, comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals, and clinical research. Baylor-Malawi has an international reputation for innovative, evidence-based HIV service delivery programming.

The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services In Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long term engagement in care. The program is funded by though a USAID sub grant from Right to Care and is Operating in four districts.

USAID has signed a cooperative agreement with Baylor-Malawi for the Technical Support to PEPFAR Programs in the Southern Africa Region—or TSP—Program to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in ten countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Focal countries will be supported to reach ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals: 90% of HIV-infected individuals know their status; 90% of patients who know their status adhere to anti-retroviral therapy (ART); and 90% of patients on ART are virally suppressed by 2020. Through TSP, Baylor-Malawi and its partners will provide technical assistance to regional HIV/AIDS programs and build the capacity of country teams to eventually take full ownership of the programs. Assistance will include technical expertise, human resource capacity, physical infrastructure, program implementation experience, and regional coordination and communication with a special focus on women, children, and adolescents with HIV.

Baylor-Malawi is seeking applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Regional Finance Coordinator to support both the Baylor-Malawi Tingathe and TSP Programs. Time allocation between the two programs will be split 50/50.

Position Description & Responsibilities

The Regional Finance Coordinator will manage TSP/Tingathe finances, under the Senior Operations Officer (Tingathe) and Senior Strategy Officer’s (TSP) supervision.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures and donor regulations;

  • Review and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports;

  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports to management team as required;

  • Oversee financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews, and assessments;

  • Direct financial analysis, demonstrating strategic thinking, initiative, and ability to deal with both routine and urgent finance matters;

  • Provide supervision to finance and field based staff/partners to ensure strong project financial accountability;

  • Build capacity of finance direct reports;

  • Regularly monitor expenditures and take corrective action when necessary;

  • Train staff and partners on financial policies and procedures;

  • Negotiate and manage financial aspects of sub-awards with implementing partners;

  • Ensure that required and sufficient financial controls are in place, adhered to, and enforced;

  • Oversee transfer of funds to other TSP offices upon receipt of a spending projection for given time periods.

    This is summary of the primary responsibilities of the position, not an employment contract; it does not restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned. Baylor-Malawi may revise this document at any time.

    Candidate Profile

    Applications are sought from experienced, mission-driven candidates who meet the following profile:

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in business administration, accounting or related field;

  • At least 10 years of experience as a financial manager of large, complex programs;

  • Demonstrated skill in financial and administrative oversight of USAID-funded projects;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems;

  • Proficient in QuickBooks;

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritize, and work within deadlines, often under pressure;

  • High level of integrity, accountability, trustworthiness and ethically sound behavior;

  • Experience working on a regional program a plus;

  • Experience communicating with different cultures; sensitive to the way different cultures communicate;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, mature, disciplined, loyal, and shows initiative with an ability to work independently and within a team

  • Experience with teaching/capacity building; enjoys teaching others;

  • Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR programming;

  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.

How to apply:

Applications must include the following:

  1. A motivation letter providing explanation and detail on how the applicant satisfies the required candidate profile;

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae;

  3. Names and contact information of two (2) traceable supervisory referees

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

For physical delivery:

Tingathe Program Director

c/o Human Resource Officer

Accord House, 2nd Floor

Lilongwe 3, Malawi

+265-1-751-047

For email delivery:

recruitment@tingathe.org

Please cc David Stobbelaar, Senior Operations Officer dstobbelaar@tingathe.org

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