Senior Finance and Admin Officer
Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in the Philippines. EpiC is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, treatment programming and viral load (VL) suppression among key populations (KPs) and priority populations (PPs). In the Philippines, EpiC will work in Mega Manila to address critical gaps and bottlenecks in the response to HIV among KPs in the Philippines and build capacity of local, community-based KP organizations and work closely with the government of the Philippines to deliver HIV services tailored to the needs of KPs. In addition to the activities mentioned above EpiC Philippines will focus on expanding HIV case finding in the community, expansion of PrEP and treatment initiation, adherence, and retention support for people living with HIV (PLHIV), with a focus on select key population groups.
The EpiC HIV Senior Finance & Admin Officer will coordinate financial/admin operations, including financial monitoring and linkage support of the project program & technical activities with finance and Country Office operations/administration teams, to ensure the fiscal well-being of the Project. Provides financial management and guidance, conducts analyses of financial data, provides budget analyses for project funds, and reviews and prepares required reports to project management and funding donor to ensure compliance with the donor's requirements. Proactively guides and supports financial success by providing high level analytical expertise, support implementation of project strategies and developing strong internal & external customer relationships. Supervises the Finance & Admin Officer and reports to the Finance Manager
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead support on all aspects of financial recording & management for the EpiC HIV project
Monitors program/activity expenditures against budget within the EpiC HIV project. Prepares, review and analyze monthly financial reports regarding program/activity budgets, actual and forecasts
Interprets, analyzes and/or evaluates data, ensures compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, and uses Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP)
Supervises the Finance & Admin Officer on day-to-day work and activities in supporting program and technical activities
Building staff capacities and trainings staff on financial policies and procedures
Coordinates with FHI/APRO and HQ auditors on program, financial, operational, and other reviews; and ensures that findings and recommendations of auditors are followed up and implemented
Coordinates with APRO in information sharing, provides required financial reports and serves as a point person for communicating in resolving financial issues
Provides recommendations, consult with EpiC HIV Finance Manager and Project Management on the project’s financials and compliances
Works closely with Country office units to ensure project activities and expenditures are captured in the project financial records/reports on a timely basis
Monitors project activities and prepares periodic e.g., monthly reports on open items for coordination and status review with project team and concerned Country Office unit and/or staff
Maintains effective working relationships with the Country Office Management, Finance, HR and Operations/Administration teams and staff
When needed, serves as back-up of Senior Grant Officer:
to conduct pre-award reviews for implementing partners for qualifying recipients as deemed appropriate in accordance with established FHI 360 procedures.
in the review of sub-awardees’ proposed budgets and provide capacity building technical assistance to sub-awardee staff
to review Sub-awardee monthly financial reports & conduct scheduled financial review visits
Perform other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned by the EpiC HIV Finance Manager
Bachelor or master’s degree in Accounting or Finance with at least 8 years of related experience that must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above
Relevant software skills/use of MS Office
Prior experience working with international NGOs and government organizations an advantage
Good analytical, numerical, and problem-solving skills
Proven proactive skills in identifying cost savings, cost avoidance and efficiency opportunities
Ability to develop effective work plan and priorities to meet business objectives
Familiarity with or knowledge of USAID-funded projects and grants management policies and procedures
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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