International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Official

Job ID:21-146
Location: Nigeria
Department: Finance

Background

  • The successful candidate will be the International Medical Corps Business Official for an anticipated project under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Global Healthcare Detection and Response Program in Nigeria. The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement.

Job Summary

  • The Business Official will oversee all aspects of grants and financial management for project activities and coordination across a network of partner hospitals, as well as participation in CDC’s global network or networks. This project intends to enhance detection and response to infectious disease threats globally by developing networks to implement prevention and containment strategies at local, national, and regional levels. Interventions to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in healthcare, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and COVID-19, will be developed and implemented within networks.

Main Task and Responsibilities
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive:

  • Using extensive knowledge of CDC regulations, administer grant requirements and act as the designated International Medical Corps representative in matters related to grant award management and administration.
  • Establish standards and procedures to ensure the program’s effectiveness and efficiency, maintaining compliance to International Medical Corps and donor policies and procedures.
  • Develop, review and provide guidance on sub-grants and sub-contracts, to ensure compliance with CDC and International Medical Corps regulations and policies.
  • Conduct training and capacity building for International Medical Corps sub-grantees / contractors as required.
  • Monitor grant budgets to ensure compliance with donor requirements. Review and provide guidance on significant procurement actions undertaken with donor funds.
  • Develop monthly pipelines, ensure cash flow, and monitor burn rates (under and overspending of grants).
  • Review sub-grantee/contractors’ financial reports for compliance with project performance and budget.
  • Prepare quarterly and interim grant financial reports per CDC requirements.
  • Build capacity and provide on-job training to finance staff on grant accounting and management.
  • Network with stakeholders (staff, CDC, and HQ) and ensure accurate financial information is disseminated timely and response and feed backs are followed, and action taken.
  • Ensure the appropriate use of funds awarded and the performance of the grant-supported activities as specified in the approved application. Conduct due diligence to ensure that that CDC funds are not diverted from their development purpose outlined in the grant and are not vulnerable to corruption.
  • Maintain grant files with all key related information/documentation for awarded instruments, including but not limited to, grant documents, extensions, modifications, contracts, sub-awards, MoUs, key correspondences, and other relevant documents. 
  • Coordinate with mission Senior Management Team (SMT) to report out project deliverables and improve quality of implementation
  • Represent the program to external and internal parties including agency SMT members (Field and HQ) as well as Donors

Code of Conduct:

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications

  • Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance is desirable. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Experience:

  • Typically, 7+ years of relevant and progressive experience with development grants and contracts management for large complex international development projects; preferably with multi-year health projects.
  • Strong background in accounting and budget analysis.
  • Strong working knowledge of CDC donor regulations and requirements
  • Proven team skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment
  • Extensive experience supporting projects implemented through partnerships with local stakeholders, including with different sub-contracting and sub-granting arrangements.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • International Medical Corps does not ask for financial details, money transfers or payments of any kind from applicants to be considered for or secure a job.
  • Equal Opportunities:
    • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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