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Senior Budget and Finance Management Advisor

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About Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is tasked with a critical mandate; to deliver and promote sustainable and accessible health care services to the people of Afghanistan. Social and economic advancement can only be realized in a thriving and healthy society.
The success of the MoPH is heavily driven in its ability to plan and use allocated resources effectively. Effective financial management is therefore critical for sustainable development and is the primary tool that translates the MoPH development strategies into noticeable outcomes or service delivery. Good governance and democratic accountability relies on transparent management of the MoPH budget. Therefore, ineffective financial management undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions and hinders the country’s progress towards improved and sustainable health care.
MoPH finance directorate is going through a reform process and after reviewing the structure of finance directorates of other line ministries such as MRRD, MoE and MAIL, has proposed a new and standard structure that is approved by MoPH leadership, for this purpose MoPH needs a qualified staff as head of coordination and reporting unite, to take the responsibility of overall coordination and financial reporting of MoPH.

Job Summary

Scope of services: Senior Budget and Finance Management Advisor under direct supervision of Finance and Accounting Directorate is responsible to support the Finance and accounting Directorate for development and implementation of unified transparent and accountable financial reporting system, budget implementation and expenditure management with in Ministry of public health at the central level, national hospital and at the provincial level.

Objective: To enhance the financial reporting system, budget implementation and expenditure management of the MoPH through specifically addressing the current barriers and challenges.

Job Details

Date Posted: 08 Aug 2017 Reference: S/B&F/M/Ad/FD
Closing Date: 15 Aug 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities: • Prepare and develop financial management plan for MoPH based on the availability of the Budget from the Government and other contributors.
• Support to prepare proper and required budget for MoPH with relevant division head.
• Provide professional advice on financial and budgeting plans to Finance & Accounting Director.
• Contribute support to the development and maintenance of proper filing system in all budgets and finance Units of the Department.
• Development and implement, capacity building plan for the FM directorate..
• Collect and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, from the sub units of Finance Directorate, development projects, central hospitals and provincial Directorate of MoPH; and ensuring statistics are correct and on time.
• Maintain prescribed reporting systems to ensure the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the MoPH Finance directorate is met.
• Maintain flexibility to take on added finance related responsibility as and when needed.
• Regular monitoring from the activities of all sub unite of Finance Directorate at the central level including all development projects and at the provincial level to ensure all the financial activities are done on time and efficiently,
• On time response to all technical help and supported needed from all the Finance Subunits and the central level and provincial level,
• To ensure that all the allotments (B27s) and payments (M16s) and other financial documents of overall MoPH are prepared based on MoF and the donors rules and regulations and executed on time with sufficient accountability and transparency
• To ensure that all the MoF procedures and budget circulars are taken into account while preparing and submitting the annual budget, allotments and payments to MOF
• Closely monitor and supervise his/her subordinates in the department to perform their duties with commitment and transparency.
• Actively take part in the MoPH Internal Budget committee or any other meetings and decisions.
• Coordinate responding to the auditors queries on the MoPH finance and projects’ allotment and payment related issues.
• He/She is responsible to process and sign all relavent documents perior to get signature of Finance & Accounting Director.
• Prepare financial management & budget reports for MoPH and train the relevant staff in Provide professional advice on financial management reforms and coordination with the Ministry of Finance on PFM principles;

Skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language and fluent in a local language;
• Having computer skills of MS programs.
• Ability to travel to the provinces

Qualifications

Qualifications and experience: • At least Bachelor degree either in field of Economics, Accounting & Finance. Master degree is preferred.
• At least five (7) years of work experience in Finance/similar positions with Bachelor degree and Master’s degree with 5 years of work experience.
• Working experience with Government of Afghanistan would be an asset. Knowledge of Government of Afghanistan’s budget cycle and processes is highly desirable.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language and fluent in a local language;
• Having computer skills of MS programs.
• Ability to travel to the provinces.
Deliverables:
• Financial and budgeting plan developed.
• Prescribed reporting system developed
• Good Coordination with different department of MoPH & also with Health sector, SDU of MoF to accelerate the budget and payment process.
• Proper filling system development.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
 Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education
 Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

(II)

• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is:Mr. Mustafa Sirat, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-794-217733

Note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mustafa Sirat) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

Submission Email

gdhr.mophafg1@gmail.com

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