Technical Advisor, Program Implementation at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Technical Advisor, Program ImplementationJob ID: 13-10546Location: AbujaGroup/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery GroupProject/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSSReports To: Project DirectorGrade: IOverviewThe CaTSS Program Implementation Advisor role is key in monitoring the project’s key activity implementation and ensuring congruence between the project’s budget, work plan and key indicators. The role becomes relevant in the extension period of the project where the project deliverables need to be tracked far more closely and ensure all contractual deliverables are met accordingly. The role will work very closely with the Project Director to advise on the implementation status of the project and progress on the planned versus actuals on the work plan, budget and key indicators.The role will therefore be required to generate financial and program performance reports, review contracts and grants, perform financial analysis and projections, and help spot variances in expenditure. S/he will develop and represent program implementation performance data to the various units of the project for project decision support. The Program Implementation Advisor will work with staff throughout the project and in other units like the M&E unit to assist with data validation and analysis to ensure the production of timely, accurate, insightful program and expenditure information for project management decision making.The Program Implementation Advisor will report to the Project Director and will work closely with the Director, Finance and Admin and all the Finance and Admin staff  in all five state field offices.Specific ResponsibilitiesAssist all the units of the project to cost their work plans and consolidate into the organization’s annual budgeting systemReview monthly financial reports and compare budgeted vs actual expenses; investigate reasons for variances between planned and actual expenses; advise the project on spending trends and gaps.Organize data and create clear and accurate presentations, including spreadsheets, graphics and accurate, insightful summary of project implementation progress.Support the Project Director and Director of Finance and Admin with the preparation of periodic financial reports to USAID.Oversees local processes for departmental review and coding of expense item; and educate staff regarding the budget process and financial management.Periodically analyse project expenditure by PEPFAR targets and goalsProvide insights on project cost effectiveness.Support the M&E unit with data analyses and use for management decisions supportAnd any other duties that may be assign to you 

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