Hospital Finance Specialist

  Ministry of Public Health
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1697
Date Posted:Apr 30, 2017
Closing Date:May 13, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:90

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 work: The specialist will be responsible for improving the financial management of Kabul National hospitals.
To improve provision of hospital services at Kabul national and specialty hospitals by converting them to public autonomous organizations

To provide support for piloting PPM) provider payment mechanism) in two Kabul national and specialty hospitals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assisting the hospital management team particularly the finance officers in development and execution of hospital budget based on the needs and resource allocated

Implementation of Accounting System (assisting the related staff in processing all the payments and documentation in accordance to MoF rule)

Develop and maintain the mechanisms for the use and control of State Budgets

Work with the Autonomous Procurement Consultant to develop and maintain a “Petty Cash” based procurement and accounting system;

Assisting in User Fee by development of implementation plan, guidelines and tools.

Conducting regularly on job training to related staff of the hospital

Conducting regular quarterly base assessment of hospital financial staff (competency based assessment)

Conducting planned refreshing training (based on the assessment once per year)

Assisting the hospital related staff on regular analyzing the financial data, reporting and coordination with the relevant departments.

Submitting the monthly, quarterly and annual base financial report to GDCM.

Give report on the ability of relevant hospital financial staff to perform their financial management independently.

Any other tasks assigned by the GDCM and relevant hospital for improving hospital autonomy progress

Job Requirement:

Qualifications and experience:
Having Bachelor degree in economics, accounting or finance or BBA form a recognized institution (degree confirmed by MoHE of Afghanistan)

At least 3 years experiences in financial management at the government, or UN agencies or Non-governmental organizations

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language and fluent in a local language;

Demonstrate computer skills (Ms. Office Package).

Be able to travel inside or outside Afghanistan
PAO annual financial budgetary plan is prepared and executed

User fee system developed and implemented.

A proper mechanism for use and control of government budget in place and relevant documents such as; SoPs , tools ,forms and other financial correctly used document

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language and fluent in a local language;

Demonstrate computer skills (Ms. Office Package).

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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