PATH MOZAMBIQUE: Finance and Admin Officer

Position: Finance and Administration Officerlogo

Project: Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)

Contract: October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017

Location: Maputo


MCSP Overview

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) within a generation. MCSP engages governments, policymakers, private sector leaders, health care providers, civil society, faith-based organizations and communities in adopting and accelerating proven approaches to address the major causes of maternal, newborn and child mortality and improve the quality of health services from household to hospital level.

MCSP will start a new, multi-year Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Death (EPCMD) program in Mozambique that incorporates health system strengthening interventions at the central, provincial and district levels, as well as facility and community-level technical support for the implementation of quality, high-impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A) interventions. Because malnutrition is a significant underlying cause of maternal and child deaths, key nutrition interventions, often called Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA), will be integrated into services and activities at both the facility and community levels. The project focuses on two provinces in the central and northern regions of the country (Sofala and Nampula). MCSP implementation in Mozambique is led by Jhpiego, in concert with Save the Children, JSI, and PATH.

Jhpiego leads in the technical areas of maternal and reproductive health, malaria, and HIV. The partners assisting in the implementation of the project in the major technical areas include Save the Children (which leads on newborn health), John Snow, Inc. (which leads on child health and immunization), and PATH (which leads on nutrition).

In Mozambique, which is a USAID priority country, USAID is providing funding for four years to improve maternal and child health in Sofala and Nampula Provinces. Nutrition as a technical area will be integrated into the community and facility-based activities in Nampula Province only. Because of its experience in implementing community-based nutrition activities in Mozambique, Save the Children will lead on the nutrition activities at the community level while facility-based nutrition activities will be led by PATH. The entire nutrition component will receive technical assistance from a Nutrition Advisor who will be a PATH employee but who will coordinate closely with and give technical assistance to the community nutrition component, as needed.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage project budgets.
  • Manage financial tracking systems, conduct financial analyses.
  • Provide guidance to and collaborate with PATH’s finance division.
  • Assure compliance with PATH policies, requirements and standards
  • Draft and monitor subordinate agreements, including subagreements, subcontracts, work orders and consulting agreements.
  • Coordinate and write reports, work plans, scopes of work and proposals.
  • Track planning, completion and dissemination of project deliverables and develop and maintain systems to track project implementation in the administrative and financial aspects.
  • Facilitate processing of day-to-day business transactions between the project and administration, finance, and human resources teams.
  • Assure compliance with donor requirements and manage donor relationship relative to financial and regulatory matters.
  • Coordinate meetings and conferences.
  • Provide administrative support for securing all necessary in-country approvals.
  • Coordinate with administrative team to arrange travels for project staff, consultants and visitors.
  • Provide support to program staff in the implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  • Provide logistical support and liaise with partners to arrange meetings, trainings, workshops, field trips and other travels.
  • Take notes at meetings and workshops and prepare/distribute timely minutes.
  • Assist in interpretation and translation of project documents and materials, and formatting of documents and presentations.
  • Provide support to Senior Nutrition Advisor and program staff in the implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  • Provide other administrative and logistical support as required.
  • Aid Site Administrator with processing payroll



Required Skills

  • Demonstrated financial management and budgeting skills;
  • Strong skills in administrative support for programs/projects
  • Proven ability to negotiate and manage agreements, work orders with service providers, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to travel within Mozambique;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Portuguese.

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field,
  • MBA preferred,
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in a senior administrative and financial management position in an international organization, including supervision of finance and administration teams, experience in developing, monitoring and reporting on complex budgets.

 How to Apply

Since PATH Zambia has requested KM Global Consulting with the recruitment for this role, all applications must be sent directly to stating PATH-FO-MOZ in the subject line.