Consultant – Financial Management Capacity Improvement Training Vacancy at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Position Title: Consultant to Conduct Financial Management Capacity Improvement Training for RSSH Grant Sub Recipients (SRs).

Job Station: Abuja.


Consultant to Conduct Financial Management Capacity Improvement Training for RSSH Grant Sub Recipients (SRs) job opportunity is available at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for individuals who possess degree in finance or accounting.

Job Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health system-wide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and Malaria.

To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Sub-recipients (SR).  They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP). As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed to address capacity gaps identified from the assessment. including a Financial Management Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Financial Management expert to deliver a 3-day financial management training.  

Objective of Training:

  • The objective is to provide well-tailored financial management training using International best finance practices to strengthen, build a robust and resilient financial management and compliance systems to manage grants and comply with GF fiscal requirements.
  • Also ensure the proper use of international public sector accounting standard (IPSAS) by both Accounts and Audit staff.
  • A maximum of 10 participants would attend the financial management capacity improvement training.


The financial management training would cover the following topics amongst others:

  • Concept and Principles of financial management
  • Financial management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Financial Planning
  • Source documents and books of accounts
  • Financial Monitoring and Reporting
  • Overview of IPSAS Accrual Accounting and Reporting
  • Internal Control Systems
  • Fighting Fraud, Corruption and Bribery
  • Financial Management Best Practices:
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Safeguarding Assets
  • Accounting for Advances
  • Foreign Currency exchange
  • Indirect cost recovery and allocation
  • Payroll and statutory deductions
  • Risk management essential
  • Financial Management Tools  


  • Submit a 3-day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic.
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copies of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and post-tests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and post-test analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 3-day training to be held in June 2020.


  • A degree in finance or accounting, with professional certification(s) in Accounting.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in financial management. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience training design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings. Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings and presentations.

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Interested and qualified candidates should:

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WHO IS Management Sciences for Health (MSH)?

The 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.

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