Monday, January 21, 2019

Career Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH)


Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to addressing public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the following position: 
Director of Finance will oversee implementation of effective and efficient Program’s financial operations systems as per acceptable standards. MDH is seeking an experienced, hands-on Director of Finance to provide oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities supporting MDH’s operations. He/She will lead the overall financial strategy and operations for MDH and will have functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable/receivable, workplan, reporting, auditing, internal controls, budgeting, and expense procedures. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Finance will be an integral part of the organization senior management team.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing, monitoring and evaluating the strategic plan and helping organization to achieve its vision, mission, goals and donors’ agreed targets and deliverables.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; monitor progress, prepare financial outlooks and financial forecasts and keep CEO, Chief Operating officer, senior management team and project staff informed of any changes
  • Regularly update the existing organization’s internal financial controls and accounting operations, policies, practices, procedures, and systems to safeguard the organizations’ assets and to comply with the country and donors’ financial reporting, control, and compliance requirements.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization, including organizational revenue/expense and financial statements and reports to funding agencies.
  • Lead organization’s budget and workplan preparation for funding and implementation
  • Development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets as well as the review, analysis, and interpretation of all financial and budget reports.
  • Lead/guide the engagement of organization with external entities such as leases, MoU/contracts, and subcontracts that require current and future involvement of organization assets.
  • Participate in the development of organization strategic plan, workplans, and budgets.
  • Review subcontractor financial reports and payroll as needed, to ascertain compliance with statutory requirements and give recommendations accordingly.
  • Efficiently provide leadership in managing the operation of accounts payable and receivables transactions and creating all necessary documentation to maintain accounting files.
  • Manage and direct the work of financial staff as well as develop their skills, including designing effective programs to measure and evaluate the finance staff’s performance
  • Assist programmatic and administrative staff in sound financial management practices necessary for budgetary and regulatory compliance, and for utilizing organization resources to best support programmatic objectives.
  • Provide an oversight role in payroll activities to ensure that all organization employees are paid accurately and timely, with all taxes and benefit fees are charged and paid appropriately.
  • Oversee the computerized accounting system.
  • Responsible for managing the internal, external and donor audit
  • Support the CEO and COO in engaging the Board and its committees
  • Oversee risk management strategy and ensure full compliance.
  • Carry out any other duty as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer
Required Qualifications Education
  • Must be a certified public accountant (CPA) registered with NBAA.
  • A Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance/accounting. 

  • 7-year work experience in a senior finance position in donor-funded programs.
  • Experience in donor-funded rules and regulations e.g. USAID/CDC/etc.
  • Budget, workplan and forecast experience of large multi funded programs and ability to oversee cooperative agreements and contracts.
  • Experience in working with the board and its committees in finance, audit, risk, compliance and program.
  • Experience on financial analysis, forecasting, and cash flow management.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software
  • Experience in supporting program and projects to reach targets and beneficiaries
  • An analytical mind, problem-solving skills, and solution oriented.
  • Experience in establishing and reinforcing internal controls and designing financial policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills and ability to manage staff and work as a team player with other senior leaders and project officials.
  • Ability to participate in fundraising, proposal writing, and engagement with donors.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.

Interested candidates for this position should submit an application letter, a detailed CV, and names and contact information of three work-related referees by January 31st 2019, to the Human Resource Manager through e-mail or delivered by hand at the MDH Head Office at Mikocheni B, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Disclaimer: MDH does not demand any financial payment for recruiting its staff. Interviews and selection of applicants is completely free of charge.