Ongoing recruitment at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

  • The F&A Specialist will provide in-country operations support to MTaPS Nigeria project primarily to the COVID Response activity and also to the GHSA activity as guided. The F&A specialist will provide financial support to both MTaPS Nigeria COVID Response and GHSA activities.
  • The F&A Specialist reports to the Country Project Director, MTaPS Nigeria, and will have a project reporting line to the Country Finance Director.
  • This position will work closely with the Nigeria MSH F&A team to ensure that MTaPS Nigeria team operates as a cohesive, functional unit within the broader MSH Nigeria structure that provides high-quality, responsive, timely, and cost-effective services to all MSH projects within the framework of local laws, MSH policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements.
  • The F&A Specialist will also proactively engage, coordinate and work with the HO-based MTaPS project management team, MTaPS Finance Leadership, and any other units as required in HO.
  • The F&A Specialist will be involved in the preparation of payroll information, accurate posting of accounting transactions into the MSH’s financial management system, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of deposits and payments, monthly account reconciliations, will enforce MSH and Donor rules & regulations as they relate to finance, operations, contract and procurement support, comply with MSH finance, procurement and administrative MSH procedures and actively support any internal and external audits as needed and work closely with the MSH Nigeria F&A team to identify internal control areas that need to be strengthened.
  • The F&A Specialist will ensure the smooth operations of the financial, operations and administration of MTaPS Nigeria including the office management systems, tools, and services; accounting, financial reporting, and budget management, training logistics and workshop planning; security; conducting compliant procurement of services and goods, managing fleet management needs and providing support with the international and in-country travel. He/She will monitor and ensure overall compliance. S/he must complete tasks maintaining a high standard of quality and other tasks as requested by the supervisor.
  • S/he will contribute to achieving project targets. It includes purchase requisition review, provides guidance for developing event budgets, per-diem calculation, record keeping, organizing workshops, training events, seminars, and meetings (inside and outside of the office) with counterparts and stakeholders on project activities S/he responsible for arranging all events by anticipating project needs, discerning work priorities, and meeting deadlines with close supervision of multiple project events under the guidance of the Principal Technical Advisor and in coordination with the program team.
  • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization, and the donor.

Required Minimum Education:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a similar field
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting.

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Required: At least five (5) years of experience in an independent administrative and accounting position with advanced bookkeeping responsibilities.
  • Preferred: Experience in working with donor-funded projects and general understanding of their rules and regulations

Knowledge And Skills:

  • Work experience with projects supported by international organizations.
  • Proficient in Excel preferably advanced level.
  • Proficient in use of Financial Management Accounting systems i.e. QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, SAP, Agresso etc. (and modules like GL, Accounts Payable &, Procurement)
  • Experience with organizing workshops and training courses.
  • Experience developing and interpreting standard financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow) and creation of Journal entries required.
  • English fluency required
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meets deadline.
  • Able to manage and coordinate activities simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while driving results.
  • Perform logistical analysis
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Organized detail oriented.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Nigeria Health Support Consultant

Ref: R2746
Locations: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Deepen our understanding of Nigeria’s health system performance and progress with health sector reforms with a focus on strengthening health systems and access to and use of integrated, high quality, person-centered family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal, newborn, and child health services.
  • Leverage relationships with key stakeholders, donors, and local organizations across Nigeria and help us understand their strengths, priorities, activities, and interest in collaboration.
  • Leverage connections with individuals in Nigeria with an interest in leading/supporting donor-funded activities.
  • Support MSH’s efforts to prepare for donor-funded opportunities in Nigeria, including supporting technical design for successful implementation.

This will Require:

  • Contributing to a written situational analysis/understanding of the health situation in Nigeria
  • Meeting with key stakeholders, donors, and partners throughout Nigeria. This may involve traveling to select states.
  • Providing written reports/landscape analysis/meeting notes
  • Recommending potential personnel to fill key roles.
  • Participating in strategy design sessions as needed
  • Contributing written inputs to advance strategy.

The consultant should have the following requirements and competencies:

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