Financial Manager – Jowhar / Baidoa

International Medical Corps

Project Location: Jowhar and Baidoa Somalia

Somalia Mission

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROJECT SUMMARY

The successful candidate will be the International Medical Corps Financial Manager for the anticipated Damal Caafimaad project funded by the World Bank via the Ministry of Health in Somalia*.* The Damal Caafimaad project is a 4-year initiative aimed at contributing to Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS 2020) implementation aimed at improving the coverage and quality of essential health and nutrition services in project areas as well as strengthen the stewardship of the Ministries of Health in Somalia. The Damal Caafimaad project will work with the Ministry of Health and Human Service Affairs (MOH) at the federal and state government levels.

International Medical Corps will be responsible for delivering the defined essential health services in Middle Shabelle and Bay regions to contribute to: (i) reducing maternal and newborn mortality; (ii) reducing under 5 mortality and improving child health and nutrition; (iii) reducing excess mortality due to communicable and non-communicable diseases (iv) strengthening the health system and (v) increasing the coverage of the package of health services.

The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement

JOB PURPOSE

The Financial Manager will oversee all aspects of financial management for the project’s activities. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that the financial management and accounting of the project is in compliance with the donor’s policies and procedures, as well as utilize extensive knowledge of the donor’s regulations to provide sound financial oversight. The Financial Manager will serve as a senior member of the project team, working in close collaboration with the project’s technical and administrative leadership to ensure sound implementation and reporting meets the expected results. S/he will coordinate closely with the Country Program’s broader finance team. The Financial Manager will be based in Jowhar or Baidoa, Somalia in line with the implementation of contracts in Middle Shabelle and Bay regions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting and Finance Management

  • Provide effective support to the project’s senior leadership to ensure the project is implemented according to its design and the expectations of the donor.
  • Using extensive knowledge of the donor’s regulations, administer grant requirements and act as the designated International Medical Corps representative in matters related to the project’s financial award management and administration.
  • Establish standards and procedures to ensure the project’s effectiveness and efficiency, maintaining compliance to International Medical Corps and donor’s policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the appropriate use of funds awarded and the performance of the grant-supported activities as specified in the approved application. Conduct due diligence to ensure that that donor’s funds are not diverted from their specific purpose as outlined in the grant and are not vulnerable to corruption.
  • Monitor the project’s approved budget to ensure compliance with donor requirements. Review and provide guidance on significant procurement actions undertaken with donor funds.
  • Develop monthly pipelines, ensure cash flow, and monitor burn rates (under and overspending of grants).
  • Prepare regular (monthly, quarterly, and interim) financial reports per donor’s and grant agreement’s specific requirements.
  • Represent and network with relevant internal and external stakeholders (project staff, donor, HQ, related national and/or sub-national government ministries, etc.) and ensure accurate financial information is disseminated timely, with feedback responded to effectively, and any relevant action taken.
  • Maintain finance and grant-related files with all key related information/documentation for awarded instruments, including but not limited to, grant documents, extensions, modifications, contracts, sub-awards, MoUs, key correspondences, and other relevant documents.
  • Maintain frequent communication with the mission’s Finance Director to ensure finance activities and objectives are coordinated with broader mission objectives and activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
  • Work closely on day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions, including across all field offices where the project has activities.
  • Provide cash flow for the project and ensure that cash needs are fulfilled in all project sites. Communicate outstanding installments with the donor, as applicable.
  • As applicable, work closely with HR in the recruitment and selection of qualified finance staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action, and termination of finance staff in consultation with project senior leadership.
  • When possible, strengthen the capacity of finance staff through on-job training and mentorship to support building knowledge and skills related to project-specific financial management approaches.

Sub-contract financial management:

  • Develop, review, and provide guidance on sub-contracts, to ensure compliance with donor’s and International Medical Corps’ regulations and policies.
  • Conduct training and capacity building for International Medical Corps sub- contractors as required.
  • Review sub-grantee/contractors’ financial reports for compliance with project performance and budget.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Typically, a 4-year University degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate;

Experience:

  • Typically, 5+ years of relevant and progressive experience in the finance field with grants and contracts management for large complex international development projects; preferably with multi-year, high-value global health projects. Experience with health systems strengthening in fragile settings is strongly preferred.
  • Proven team skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment
  • Extensive experience supporting projects implemented through partnerships with local stakeholders or designed to strengthen local capacity and systems, including with local governmental entities and/or different sub-contracting and sub-granting arrangements.
  • Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse project implementation and related payment modalities, as well as contracting arrangements (i.e. performance-based payment, cost-recovery, cost plus fixed-fee).
  • Experience in a similar position, preferably in a lead agency for project(s) and/or consortium
  • Experience in developing staff technical and management capacities
  • Experience working within consortiums and managing sub awards or subcontracts
  • Familiarity with broader systems development including procurement, logistics, HR and IT
  • Experience in managing finance for complex grants in sensitive settings.
  • Relevant experience in Middle Shabelle and/or Bay regions in Somalia strongly preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience on projects funded by institutional donors, such as the World Bank, USAID, FCDO and others. Strong familiarity with their rules and regulations, including policies and procedures regarding human resources, grants management; financial management and reporting, and procurement processes.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral writing
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills in a multicultural environment
  • Strong cultural sensitivity, ability to work in insecure environment and cope with stress
  • Strong organizational skills and the capacity to analyse and prioritize
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

IMC is a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programs. All IMC staff are to be flexible and willing to assist in IMC operations as and when required.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities:

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at report@InternationalMedicalCorps.org.Please do not submit your CV or application to this email address as it will not be considered for review.

HOW TO  APPLY

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send their cover letter and CV to the following email addresses: somaliajobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org indicating the name of the job as FINANCIAL MANAGER, DAMAL CAFIMAAD, JOWHAR OR BAIDOA (as your preferred location) in the email subject clearly.

Deadline for applications is 14th July 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement