Job title: Finance Officers (x4)
Work Location: 3 in Kailahun (Buedu, Bandajuma, Jojoima). 1 in Freetown.
Reports to: Finance Manager
Line Management: No
Duration of Contract: Twelve (12) Months with possibility of extension
Application Status: External Advert
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Our Work In Sierra Leone:
Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.
PIH, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation through the QEHSSSP project is conducting health systems strengthening activities in Kailahun district, focused on three facilities: Buedu, Jojoima and Bandajuma. This is in addition to technical support to District Health Management Teams in four other districts.
The Finance Officers will be responsible for supporting the Kailahun finance team to produce accurate and timely reporting of Kailahun monthly expenditure.
One Finance Officer will be responsible for supporting the Freetown finance team to maintain overall compliance with PIH’s grant agreements as well as internal finance and procurement policies and the Three (3) Finance Officers will be stationed in Kailahun, One Finance Officer each in Beudu, Jojoima & Bandajuma.
The Finance officers will be responsible for processing all petty cash requests. The Finance Officers will also take on responsibility as the primary finance contact for the QEHSSSP World Bank Project.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
As a critical member of the Sierra Leone PIH finance team, the Finance Officers will play a lead role in educating program staff on PIH finance policies and ensuring they are strictly adhered to:
- Directly responsible for all cash support to Kailahun base programs.
- Responsibility for ensuring strict adherence with PIH grant agreements as well as internal finance and procurement policies when processing petty cash requests.
- Responsibility for ensuring the petty cash batch is accurately updated on a daily basis into SERENIC Accounting Software.
- Responsibility for ensuring that 5.5% Withholding Taxes is correctly recognized and calculated on all cash transactions over 1,000,000.
- Responsibility for maintaining an accurate and up to date log of all outstanding advances and following up with program staff appropriately.
- Critically analyzing the documentation provided to support payments.
- Primary responsibility for addressing financial requests from Kailahun base program and ensure their teams are receiving reliable financial support.
- Responsibility for preparing monthly USD and SLL reporting templates.
Assisting the finance team by covering other positions when team members are on leave and performing ad hoc tasks as needed by the department.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment:
At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partners In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during emploment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internally and externally.
- Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
- Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
Diploma or First degree in accounting.
We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.
Method of application:
Interested candidates are required to apply through our website: www.pih.org/employment. In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Thursday 30th June 2022