CDC GHS Business Official, Monrovia, Liberia 47 views

Monrovia, Liberia

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Business Official

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

FHI 360 is seeking a Business Official for an anticipated CDC Global Health Security (GHS) to Liberia: Strengthening Public Health Capacity. The project has the general objective to improve prevention of avoidable epidemics including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens, to improve ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting, characterizing, and to report emerging biological threats by responding rapidly and effectively to public health threats of international concern.

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*Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.

In general, responsibilities include managing the contract budget for the project and preparing financial reports for submission to CDC. The Business Officer will also ensure that funds expended are compliant with FHI 360 policies and U.S. Government (USG)/CDC regulations and policies. This position reports to the project PI. The position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia.

The Business Official has the following responsibilities: Oversee project operations including human resources, logistics, procurement and accounting/finance

Create and maintain up-to-date financial tracking system

Liaise with the donor program management team

Maintain proper documentation for all office and project expenditures

Liaise with vendors and other service providers and ensure that invoices are verified and submitted on a timely basis

Coordinate monthly requests of funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure that the program has all the necessary funds for the operations

Review purchase orders and required supporting documentation and consult with the team leader for approval, prior to issuance of the purchase orders within agreed-upon thresholds

Create and submit monthly financial reports

Create regular financial tracking reports to monitor project spend against the approved budget

Maintain office records as needed

Design and implement office financial policies, standards, and procedures in line with FHI 360 policies and the USG

Provide input to the preparation of project budgets

Review staff expense reports and supporting documentation and after approval arrange prompt payment

Monitor time spent by project staff and advise the technical Leads/PI if time is not being charged and spent according to the approved project budget

Assist the PI and country leads with the hiring of project staff

Provide human resources support to project staff and ensure that all HR policies of FHI 360 and the local HR manual are adhered to

Advise project staff on USG/CDC requirements and provide training on financial management, record keeping, operational systems and policies as needed

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Finance Administration or similar field

Minimum five years of professional experience providing accounting and financial management services

Demonstrable understanding of accounting procedures

Familiar with USG rules and regulations, and experience in a similar position on a USG-funded project preferred. CDC experience is a plus

Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Fluency in written and spoken English

Strong English written, oral, and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Detail-oriented and highly organized

Experience completing a variety of financial tasks by establishing priorities and working in a fast-paced office environment, under pressure and against numerous deadlines

Ability to work independently and as well as part of a team

Accuracy and attention to detail in the performance of duties is of critical importance

Excellent organizational skills, including task and time management

Impeccable business ethics, including the protection of confidential information

Supervision

May supervise 1-2 junior staff in country

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package , professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others – and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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