DAI - Fleming Fund
Finance Specialist
DAI - Fleming Fund
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Posted date 19th January, 2022 Last date to apply 29th January, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Finance
Type Contractual Positions 1
Status Closed

Program Overview

The Fleming Fund is a U.K. Department of Health and Social Care program funded with U.K. aid to help low- and middle-income countries fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Fleming Fund is named after Alexander Fleming, who discovered the world's first antibiotic and thereby paved the way for the use of antibiotics in modern healthcare. When receiving the Nobel Prize in 1945, Fleming effectively predicted the threat of AMR, warning of a time when antibiotics would become less useful due to frequent or improper use.

“Antimicrobial resistance has the potential to kill millions each year and become a massive burden on health systems across the world,” notes Britain’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. “By 2050, if left unchecked, drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year and cost the worldwide economy $100 trillion.”

The Fleming Fund Grants is excited to continue its collaboration with DAI and the Pakistani Government to strengthen systems for One Health governance and AMR and Antimicrobial Use (AMR/AMU) across the human and animal health sectors

Objectives of the role

The Finance Specialist will provide support to the Finance Manager in overall financial management of the project. S/he will be responsible for reviewing costs and day to day general accounting, accounts receivable/payable, reviewing all backup documentation is audit ready. This position will report to the Finance Manager.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager, the Finance Specialist will play an important role in supporting the Finance unit in conducting a thorough due diligence of financial management processes and documentation.

The Finance Specialist will support the Finance Manager in:

  • Providing support to project contractual requirements and compliance with DAI policies and regulations.
  • Monitoring bank account balances to ensure that adequate funds are available before processing payments.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in submission of weekly wire requests.
  • Supporting the contractual and financial systems for the project.
  • Providing support during preparation of field Invoices.
  • Providing support in developing responses to client’s queries related to field expenses,
  • Assisting in financial oversight of project activities, ensuring timely processing of payments and that all payments fulfill corporate audit requirements.
  • Assisting in any ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.
  • Providing support in maintenance of project financial records and related documents including electronic data and written correspondence between partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in overseeing sub-grantee contracts.
  • Additional responsibilities assigned by the Finance Manager.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate/post graduate qualification in related fields of study (with disciplines including Finance and Accounting and/or business administration) with minimum 5 years of working experience in financial budgeting and accounting at international development organizations.
  • MBA, as well as CFA or CPA, will be considered a definite asset.
  • Familiarity with organization and UK government regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Can-do attitude and fair amount of attention to details.
  • Good understanding of analyzing spending and other financial data and making recommendations; conducting cost analyses, benchmarking, and risk assessments; and developing financial models.
  • Proven ability in analyzing and solving complex problems and in strategic planning.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
  • Demonstrated team player. Comfortable with challenges, ability to work in a high-profile fast-paced environment, flexibility to adapt to constantly changing dynamics.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks and work to tight timelines.

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