New Job Vacancy At JSI Research & Training Institute


JSI Research & Training Institute has a new job vacancy.

JSI is currently seeking a Finance and Operations Manager of activities on the Country’s Health Information System and Data Use (CHISU).

A global cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

CHISU is a five-year program focused on strengthening Health Information Systems (HIS), enabling sharing of data between systems and their use, and supporting countries’ self-reliance by enhancing capacity for local leadership and engagement in every aspect of health data.

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As USAID’s flagship HIS and data project, CHISU’s work with USAID- supported host country health managers, health workers, and other stakeholders centers around four strategic objectives:

  • Strengthened governance and enabling environment of host-country HIS.
  • Increased availability and interoperability of quality health data and information systems.
  • Increased demand and use of health data and information to address health priorities, gaps, and challenges.
  • Strengthened organizational development of local partners for sustained health data use.

Job Summary

The Finance and Operations Manager is a full-time position and will be based in Accra. S/he will set up and maintain the JSI financial accounts and administrative systems with support from the Director of Finance & Operations of JSI/USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project.

S/he will be responsible for monitoring the financial status of the project work plan including preparation of expenditure projections and expense monitoring. S/he will ensure cost-effectiveness, efficiency and accountability throughout the life of the Project. S/he will also supervise two (2) Finance and Operations Officer (s). The Finance & Operations Manager reports to the Resident Advisor, with the Director of Finance & Operations having technical supervisory oversight.

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations, establish and maintain a financial and administrative system fulfilling all USAID rules and regulations and in line with JSI financial policies and procedures
  • Manage the monthly accounting cycle and bank account monitoring and reconciliation
  • Review and track program budget(s), monitor expenditures and help prepare financial reports for senior management and USAID
  • Prepare expenditure projections on a monthly or as may-be-determined basis for submission to the Home Office.
  • Review and certify the monthly accounts documentation, including vouchers and reconciliation reports prepared by the Finance and Operations Officer.
  • Actively participate in work plan preparation and work closely with the technical team to prepare and monitor costed work plans
  • Coordinate with Finance and Operations Officer to create and maintain Finance files for the office, keeping consistent and in an orderly manner
  • Ensure Value Added Tax processing and reporting
  • Work with the Human Resources & Admin Manager to ensure safety and daily security of office premises
  • Supervise the Finance & Operations officer
  • Ensure the processing and payment of vendors on timely manager through electronic payment platforms.
  • Support non-finance staff through in-house trainings
  • Supervise the Finance & Operations officer (s)
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Resident Advisor or the Director of Finance and Operations which are in line with the general concept of this position.

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Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum Bachelors, Preferred Advanced degree in a finance, accounting, public administration or business-related field. A chartered qualification in either CA, ACCA or CPA will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5-8 years of relevant experience in financial and/or office management in an NGO setting
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision of support staff
  • Experience in inventory management
  • Relevant experience with USAID-funded programs and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations strongly desired
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting system
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, mentoring, and training staff

How To Apply For The Job Vacancy At JSI Research & Training Institute

Qualified persons are required to send their cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) marked “Finance and Operations Manager – CHISU” to:

  • Deadline for the submission of applications: July 20th, 2023.
  • Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • No phone calls or drop-ins will be accepted.
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JSI is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply.

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