Finance Manager
Strengthening Systems for Better Health

Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity is a 5-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care. Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three outcomes:

(i) improving access to and utilization of equitable healthcare services,

(ii) improving the quality of health services at facility and community levels and

(iii) improving health system governance, within the context of decentralization and federalism.

The Activity is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration at federal level, provincial and municipal governments, facility and community level health service providers and other key stakeholders. Project technical staff will engage at national, provincial and municipal levels in the target geographic areas of Karnali Province and Banke, Bardiya, and Dang  Districts of Province 5. 

Finance Manager

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Position No.: 1
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Division: International Health (IHD)
Contract: Strengthening Systems for Better Health
Supervisor: Finance and Administrative Director

Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Director, the Finance Manager provides a wide range of administrative and financial support to the project.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist the F&A Director and Accountant with the timely submission of the ROV in accordance with Abt Associates procedures and policies.
  • Scan and upload all financial documents into Abt’s web based accounting software, ISMS
  • Assists the F&A Director and Accountant with a preparation of payment vouchers and corresponding checks.
  • Assists the F&A Director and Accountant with the review of invoices and expense reports before payment and following up with vendors and staff to gather back up documentation.
  • Provide office administrative support including organization and facilitation for internal meetings, drafting agendas, and taking minutes;
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic versions of a project archive, including contract and subcontract documents, client approvals, consultant documents, travel files, procurement files, project deliverables, project reports, and minutes of meetings. Be a focal person leading regular financial meetings with
  • partners.
  • Manage and document correspondences between project offices, the home office, the client, other partners, and stakeholders.
  • Assist the F&A Director being a focal person for any internal and/or external audits.
  • Assist staff in the process of completing Timesheets and completing Advance and Travel Expense Reports.
  • Assist in preparation of Annual Inventory and Tax reports and Quarterly Accruals reporting to USAID.
  • Make logistical arrangements for project staff traveling outside their region or for international visitors as needed.

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • 6+ years of experience and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business, or other relevant field and Master Degree and prior experience in office administration (desirable).
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software.
  • Experience of working on accounting software.
  • Ability to assess problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
  • Preference for candidates who have experience that relates to USAID-funded projects or other international development experience.
  • Fluency in English

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