Associate Manager, Finance at eHealth Systems Africa

eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes.

  • Experience 4 – 6 years
  • Location Kano

Purpose of the position 

  • The Associate Manager, Finance duties will consist of assisting the finance manager in tasks like billing invoices, attending day to day technical finance requests for purchase orders, making budgets, etc. in the interest of the organization.

What you’ll do 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Works closely with the programs team and develops activity based forecasts for eHA projects using eHA budgeting and forecasting tools
  • Updates the project monthly financial forecasts with any revisions to projected expenditures for both sub-awards and the prime awards with an aim of supporting informed business decision-making by Management.
  • Provides support across all eHA projects to prepare spending and variance analysis to identify monthly trends, flag potential issues, and recommend actions with an in-depth budget commentary on deviations from project budgets.
  • Tracks key financial performance indicators for projects
  • Works collaboratively with grants and programs team to request donors for budget realignments
  • Works closely with the Finance Manager for conducting the Monthly Project Financial Review (MPFR) for eHA projects and supports with the provision of financial recommendations and advice to the management
  • Monitor expenditure and spending, and ensure they are in line with the donor approved budget.
  • Follow up on collection of receivables from donors to ensure that receivables remain as low as possible.
  • Supports Senior manager in developing and maintaining budgeting and financial forecasting tools
  • Ensure timely preparation of Fund Utilization reports for Donors.
  • Presents a professional demeanor at all times.  Approaches others in a tactful manner.  Reacts well under pressure.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.  Accepts responsibility for own actions.  Follow through on commitments.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Who you are
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree from a College or University in Finance and Accounting or any other related field.
  • Minimum of four to Six (4-6) years of broad financial experience, ideally managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, reporting, and grants) for a complex global nonprofit organization with multiple funding sources, including the US government, other country governments, the European Union, UN, and foundations.
  • Good knowledge of financial management and accounting and budget holding principles.
  • Proficient with Oracle, SAGE, SAP, QuickBooks or other accounting software packages.
  • Good knowledge of financial management and accounting and budget holding principles.
  • Experience in developing budgets and financial reports (including for donors), strategic planning, and providing guidance and support to non-finance staff.
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem-solving skills.
  • Must possess the ability to organize, instruct and supervise staff while promoting group effort and achievement.
  • Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
  • Good learning ability.
  • Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with the types of development and humanitarian programs eHA conducts.
  • A change agent with the ability to bring about change in a global decentralized organization; create and implement actionable plans to develop new processes and structures aligned with strategic objectives; engage fellow team members across borders and functions behind a shared vision.
  • Collaborative and flexible management style, persuasive and diplomatic in effecting change in a global, multi-site, field/affiliate environment.
  • Effective and clear communicator at all levels of an organization; strong presentation, oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • Outstanding business acumen, balancing financial strategy with day-to-day fiscal excellence.
  • Demonstrated passion for Relief International’s mission, cultural sensitivity and comfort interfacing with leaders in all parts of the world.
  • Strong work ethic, customer service orientation and willingness to roll-up sleeves when necessary; strive for continuous improvement.
  • Willingness to travel to countries where eHA operates.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • ACCA, CFA, ACA, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is desired.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • he noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHealth Africa is a tobacco-free environment.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to eHealth Systems Africa on to apply

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February 2024