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Senior Finance Officer

Published on 03.12.2021

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Position : Senior Finance Officer

Job Description

Over 80 years ago, Albert Einstein helped create the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Today, we are a leading humanitarian and development organization working in more than 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The IRC has been present in Liberia since 1996 serving as a lead partner in the health sector. The country program supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) in strengthening the health care systems and service delivery at all levels in accordance with the MOH national standards.

In recent years, IRC Liberia has deepened its commitment to supporting both local civil society organizations and community groups in their recovery efforts - first from the devastating civil war and now from the Ebola crisis.The Scaling Up Health Services Project presents an opportunity to bring these two critical elements together by strengthening civil society engagement in the delivery of health services and the rebuilding of health systems in Liberia.

Scope of Work

The IRC has entered into a four-year cooperative agreement with USAID to implement the Scaling Up Community Health Services project in Liberia. This project will strengthen the Liberian community health system to provide health care services in hard-to-reach areas while supporting sustainable country ownership of community-based health services, through technical assistance and capacity building of Ministry of Health (MOH)/County Health Teams (CHTs). This project will increase the coverage of service providers in underserved districts and improve their capacity to deliver quality health services while strengthening CHTs and communities’ capacity to plan, manage and monitor health services. In addition, the project will work directly with County and District Health Team and community level, providing them with technical and financial capacity to play a key role in service delivery.

This new award is designed to build on the gains achieved under the previous USAID community health grant; “Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS)”, implemented by the IRC and partners. PACS supported the government to strengthen health systems, improve reproductive maternal and child health, as well as restore public confidence in health facilities and health staff. PACS also provided support to build the government of Liberia’s capacity to control infectious diseases and efforts to rebuild the health system.

Scaling Up Health Services Activity Implementation Overview

USAID Community Health Activity will work in Lofa, Bong, River Gee and Grand Kru to assist in the decentralization process and ensure that county and community-level systems are equipped to deliver high quality community-based services in line with key MOH strategies.

This Senior Finance Officer (SFO) will assist the project team with overseeing monetary disbursements and financial transparency within the county office. The SFO will work under the supervision of the Community Health Coordinator (CHC) to ensure all financial and administrative issues related to the running of the project are properly managed. The SFO will provide technical support to the Community Health Coordinators in the field and the CHT financial team to ensure compliance and adherence to IRC and USAID financial regulations.

Duties And Responsibilities

Field Office Monitoring, Training & Support

  • Acting as the primary liaison for the project office staff for policy or procedure questions.
  • Providing training to County Program and admin staffs on IRC Financial procedures and requirements, assists the County admin and program staffs in finance related issues and activities.

Balance Sheet Accounts

  • Extracting balance sheet account reconciliations for the project on a timely basis ensuring differences or discrepancies are brought to the attention of the project Finance Coordinator that appropriate action is taken.
  • Reconciling Advance Tracking Sheets with the balance sheet reconciliation

Payroll Support

  • Review Payroll documents such as Time sheets, overtime reports, Staff allowances reports, staff per diems and all other payroll related reports to ensure accuracy and, adequate support documentation.
  • Submit reviewed payroll reports for Staff to the project Finance Coordinator for review in time for all staff to be paid by the last day of the month.
  • Payment of cash to Incentive Staff and Volunteers and in time for all staff to receive their pay by the last day of the month.
  • Payment of cash for hardship allowances, salary advances, staff per-diems and any other allowances as approved to Staff and distributed to the required staff in time.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: Community Health Coordinator

Position directly supervises:None

Indirect Reporting:Finance Coordinator

Other Internal And/or External Contacts

Internal: Project Team, County Programs, and Operations

External:none

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Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, CPA, or Advanced Diploma in Accounting from recognized College/Institutions with a minimum of three (3) years of accounting experience. The candidate should be mature, with stable personality and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of accounting experience.
  • Experienced with various PC and financial related software (spreadsheets, accounting packages, SUN System will be a plus).

Skills And Abilities

  • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) in English with program staff, management, and employees.
  • Ability to work independently in to ensure optimal functioning of the Finance operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in and as a team involving a diversity of cultures and languages.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

Job criteria for job ad : Senior Finance Officer
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Management
Industries :
Associative activities
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bomi - Bong - Gbarpolu - Grand Bassa - Grand Cape Mount - Grand Gedeh - Grand Kru - Lofa - Margibi - Maryland - Montserrado - Nimba - River Gee - Rivercess - Sinoe
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 4

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