Finance Manager (Eswatini)


The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

CGHPI has recently received an award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program will support the Kingdom of Eswatini to provide comprehensive, quality assured care, treatment and prevention HIV/TB services in Manzini and Lubombo regions. As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for the following position, and seeks exceptional individuals to join the team and further enrich our unique offerings.

Job Location:  Mbabane, Eswatini

Job Overview

The Finance Manager will manage all in-country program finances according to Federal rules and regulations, institutional policies and procedures, national laws and regulations, and according to internationally accepted good accounting and financial management standards. This position will ensure that allocated funds are managed according to approved work plans, and with proper funder approval. The position will provide in-country leadership on financial management, accounting and compliance.  

The position will work closely with the Country Program Director, the Chief Operating Officer, and other leads to ensure the program has the financial capacity to carry out the approved activities in a timely manner, ensure programmatic compliance with USG and GU standard operating procedures, and compliance with donor rules and regulations. The position will support the team in setting activity-driven budgets and managing pipeline analysis and oversee production of all financial reports for internal and external audiences as per the project plan, and according to set schedules.

The position will lead periodic budget analysis and ensure harmony between project implementation and expenditure. The position will ensure the country office financial and accounting practice is audit ready at any time. The position will ensure the organization follows all applicable Kingdom of Eswatini financial rules and regulations and that all taxes and remittances due, as well as exceptions applicable, are properly accounted for. In addition, the position will provide oversight for- and monitor sub-grantees and contractors’ financial operations to ensure they are compliant with award funding rules and regulations, and all other applicable laws, rules, policies, procedures and regulations.

Specific Duties

  • Provide oversight for all financial processes and procedures;
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and ensure production of statutory accounts to support decision-making;
  • Monitor burn rates of grant finances, carry out variance analysis and forecasts, and advise Program leadership
  • Maintain updated information on donor-reporting requirements and update internal stakeholders on new requirements
  • Provide treasury management and maintain stewardship and fiduciary responsibility of financial resources
  • Actively participate in program budget preparations
  • Enhance capacity of finance and accounting personnel through development and delivery of compliance and other training to drive compliance with donor, country and organizational rules
  • Provide strategic leadership for “Internal Control and Monitoring” assessments and finance and compliance reviews of sub-grantees;
  • Carry out internal audits of program accounts for quality assurance
  • Attend donor meetings/trainings related to grant reporting and compliance and coordinate internal discussions on interpretation of donor regulations
  • Manage sub-contractor funding and reporting as appropriate
  • Manage sub-grantees in order to identify risks and implement interventions to reduce liabilities
  • Provide direct technical and managerial support in all aspects of financial management for sub-grantees and monitor contracts to ensure compliance with the Prime organization and donor financial regulations and guidelines; 
  • Supervise, guide, coach and manage performance of finance staff
  • Provide oversight for advances, retirements, reimbursements and petty cash disbursements
  • Ensure proper documentation of transactions in line with Good Accounting Principles
  • Ensure proper funder approval for expenditures as necessary
  • Manage project cash flow, expenditures and replenishment needs

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting with at least 8 years of experience managing large budgets in a reputable organization
  • Must have current professional accounting or finance certification e.g., ACCA, CPA, CIMA
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Must possess analytical, Strategic thinking, and Leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Advanced computer skills (Ms Office, financial management packages and relational databases)

To Apply
Interested applicants should send a current CV, cover letter, and references to CGHPI at