Monday, 28 December 2015

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) >> Head of Finance

Vacancy: Head of Finance

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

 UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics.

The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics. 

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $3,200,000 health service delivery program that will support the strengthening and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training and mentorship of healthcare workers, patient support programs through national and county systems, including National HIV integrated training course in Kenya.

“This position is subject to project award and funding”

Head of Finance
The Head of Finance will have primary responsibility of preparing financial reports, offering operations and administrative support. 

The Head of Finance will be responsible for internal control improvement initiatives and provision of support to Sub-grantees.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement, review and drive adherence to accounting and administrative procedures and guidelines.
  • Prepare accurate management reports, and ensure timely monthly closeouts as required.
  • Coordinate, with the Program Director, for the submission of donor-related reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, manage all project-related sub-awards to local grantees ensuring sub-grantees' compliance and reporting to donor regulations.
  • Responsible for account reconciliations and preparation of cash flow forecasts.
  • Timely preparation and submission of program cash requests to HQ Finance office.
  • Prepare pipeline reports, identify internal control weaknesses and implement improvements.
  • Maintain thorough documentation of all financial transactions.
  • Review and ensure proper filing of financial reports to the relevant authorities.
  • Facilitate payment of the approved payroll.
  • Ensure the organization is tax compliant(exempted based on the programs running), and ensure filing of the same where required.
  • Work with program personnel to maintain their budgets during the project cycle.
  • Ensure that accounts receivable/payable are properly monitored and managed.
  • Maintain good relationship with vendors, creditors and bankers.
  • Professional qualifications; CPA(K) / ACCA
  • A master’s degree in business administration, finance or other relevant field.
  • Strong finance background in financial management, budget development and analysis.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience supervising program operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts, grants and accounting/finance.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing CDC grants and in depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks).
  • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills demonstrate supervisory skills and an ability to work well in a team.
  • Fluency in English in both oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Analytical and cognitive skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to Apply
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send your cover letter and CV to by January 7, 2016. 

Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

“Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer”



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