Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Finance

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 950
Date Posted:Nov 6, 2018
Reference:Senior /Advisor/Deputy/M/Finance
Closing Date:Nov 18, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:90

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded: 2006  http://www.moph.gov.af

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:

The incumbent will work under the direction of the Deputy Minister of Finance and administration of the MoPH. The Sr. Advisor will provide technical support to the MoPH team and the development partners on PFM related issues and ensure PFM related issues managed accordingly.

This position will report to H.E. the Deputy Minister for Finance and administration affairs. At same time reports to the Sehatmandi Coordination Office on theactivities/deliverables related to project when required.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:


Excellent written and oral English with official local Languages (Dari or Pashto) language skills, computer knowledge of MS office, internet.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Contributes to the development of organizational (related to finance and administration and procurement) strategic planning, proposal development, reviewing the grant, contract, agreements and MOU
2. Play active role in the implementation of the projects through providing legal and technical advises and justification to DM to take required decisions
3. Coordinate all issues related administration and financial management and facilitation with Sehatmandi coordination unit and auditors.
4. Oversee and follow up responses and assess reports against findings of any assessors or audits in relation to finance and administration affairs.
5. Keep updated the DM on changes in law, circulars, and other standard and official documents.

Provide technical assistance and advise to Deputy Minister for finance and administration affairs on PFM related issues

Develop a simplified internal payment procedure (guideline) on contracts payment and payment to MOPH staff accomplishing monitoring visits. Both to well consider contracts conditions and be developed in close coordination with DBD and GCMU offices.

Develop checklists for financial requisites to prepare contracts forms according to donor conditions.

Closely follow up with finance directorate (development budget department-DBD) of MOPH and MOF to ensure payments of NGOs and contracts are made timely.

Trace expenditures reports on monthly bases and provide secretary and coordinating role organizing expenditures review committees and meetings.

Provide advice to the MOPH leadership on increasing the disbursement rate planned budgets.

Review payments documents including allotments and M16s before approved by deputy minister and ensure payments documents are completeness and according to terms and condition sets in the contracts and agreements.

Participating in meetings related administration and fiancé affairs. .

Review requests (peshnehads) and other procurement documents for theirs completeness, legality and provide advises to DM with specific attention and consideration on BPHS and EPHS.

Preparing reports on PFM related areas for meetings at the MOPH

Submit monthly report to DM and copy to Sehatmandi Coordination office on the activities undertaken.

Any other tasks and duties assigned to him/her by the Deputy Minister for Finance and administration affairs.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:


Have university degree in finance, or administration, economy or medical universities

Have at least five years of experience in public financial management, or public health program management or grants management in governmental organization or NGOs or UN agencies

Excellent written and oral English with official local Languages (Dari or Pashto) language skills, computer knowledge of MS office, internet.
Deliverables:

Simplified internal payment procedure (guideline) on contracts payment and payment to MOPH staff accomplishing monitoring visits are developed

Checklists for financial requisites to prepare contracts forms according to donor conditions are developed.

The program budgeting institutionalized at all of MoPH departments

Monthly activities report submitted to Sehatmandi Coordination office on a regular basis.

Job Keywords:

To assist and advise the Deputy Minister of Finance and administration in procurement, HR, finance management affairs.
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