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Senior budget and Financial Analysis Officer

The Financial Analyst/Budgeter performs financial analysis and provides financial support to the AFIAT project in Afghanistan. S/he works together with the project, country office finance team & HQ-based Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team to build and update budgets and forecasts, to prepare financial reports, and to analyse financial data as needed.

1. Budgeting

Create/revise budgets and pipelines working with all project teams.

Prepare AFIAT budget $317m forecast for MSH HQ, and update on a quarterly basis.

Update and manage the current AFIAT budget.

Conduct cost research in order to provide cost projections based on historical expenditures or the current market for planned goods and services.

Work with the project team to ensure the budget is reflective of the planned activities, is feasible, and reflects plans in compliance with the donor regulations.

2. Financial Analysis

Routinely prepare standard reports as needed for each project and for the shared country budget.

Analyse financial data with the goal of identifying trends or issues critical to inform country and/or project management of pertinent issues.

Work with FP&A team to assess and analyse financial risks in country.

Prepare analysis of BMR report each month.

3. Reporting/Costshare

Manage and monitor $7M costshare obligation.

Train program and operations staff on cost share documentation needs.

Create and provide reports for external audiences as needed by project. This may include but is not limited to budget vs. actual, quarterly accruals reports to USAID, and expenditure reports for MoE.

Provide support to costshare document collection, pricing, analysis and preparation. Coordinate with HO to complete the package and submit to accounting for booking.

Track costshare and provide quarterly updates to management.

Prepare quarterly accruals report for USAID

Prepare monthly BMR report.


financial management

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health systems

human resources

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Prepare all reports for MoE and MoF

4. Problem Solving and other duties

In all aspects of position, proactively identify possible issues and bring them to the attention of the Director of Finance and Operation.

Provide integrity checks on budgets as needed.

Any other related tasks as requested.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required or equivalent experience; Master’s preferred.


10 years’ experience in international project financial management (budgeting, reporting, and analysis preferred) or related experience is required or Masters in related field and 5 years’ experience.

Experience with aspects of US Government federal regulations, specifically USAID regulations.


Experience in managing large multisectoral and multimillion dollar budgets.

Strong software skills including extensive experience with Excel and Word required.

Knowledge and experience with cost share. Highley developed analytical skills and excel skills.

Accounting knowledge is necessary. Familiarity with accounting software, particularly QuickBooks and Costpoint desirable.

Ability to work collaboratively with program, finance and operations staff toward the achievement of project and organization objectives helpful.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal required.

Business knowledge of English required fluent English preferred.

Skilled at working in a culturally diverse environment and with offices in multiple locations helpful.


Manage work with shifting priorities and deadlines.

Experience in managing large multi sector/multimillion dollar budgets.

Agree that the experience should emphasize large, complex budgets.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

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