Monday, February 27, 2012

Management Sciences for Health job in Kenya

Overall Responsibilities:

The Financial Management Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing technical assistance in financial management to partners and clients such as large Government of Kenya (GoK) hospitals, Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) working in the health sector, and Departments/Divisions in the Ministries of Health (MOH).

S/he will be responsible for transfer of essential skills, including appropriate costing of services, budgeting, and management of funds to strengthen the operational and financial capacity of clients and partners in order to improve the financial management and sustainability of client organizations.

S/he will design and implement targeted capacity building and technical assistance based on the project’s needs.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaboratively develop a menu of innovative and scalable interventions for promoting the clients and partners’ capacity and practices to effectively manage their financial operations for improved sustainability and functioning.
  • Transfer essential financial and management skills to partners and clients, including hospitals participating in the hospital reforms, FBOs, departments and divisions linked to the MOH.
  • Participate in delivering periodic learning programs to target units and facilities as well as to other clients at the regional and national levels, as required.
  • Mobilize short-term technical expertise in finance, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing as requested to meet the needs of the project.
  • Represent the project in communications with USAID, the MOH, and other partners as assigned by the Project Director and Deputy Director.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Certified Public Accountant background is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in health sector financing, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing. At least 3 years’ experience working effectively in capacity building in the aforementioned areas with local organizations.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working as an advisor to Ministries of Health, Finance or any Government agency in developing countries, preferably Kenya.
  • Knowledge of USAID program management, applicable regulations and requirements, and institutional capacity building.
  • Demonstrated capability in multi-tasking and working simultaneously with multiple teams. Able to prioritize and manage a complex portfolio, collaborating with many types of stakeholders.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with public and private counterparts in Kenya.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, excel spreadsheets and accounting programs)
  • Previous experience working with the Kenyan Government a plus. Knowledge of public health strongly preferred.
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, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a resume to

For more information about MSH, please visit our web site at

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