Switzerland: Project Leader – Finances Expert

Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 May 2018

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training. The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health.

Project Leader – Finances Expert

Position based in Basel – Switzerland


  • Technical: conduct activities related to the appraisal and performance monitoring of health sector development projects; assist in the design, management and evaluation of programs; perform Value for Money assessments / economic evaluations (e.g. Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Analysis) with donors as well as partner institutions

  • Managerial: ensure leadership with oversight of a team and finance expertise to activities within Local Fund Agent (LFA) services under Global Fund mandate if needed; assist in the identification, acquisition and implementation of other projects with different donors

To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for candidates with:

  • Training and formal qualification (at least Master degree level) in financial accounting and/or financial administration and management required e.g. Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Accountant Certification, Chartered Financial Analyst or Fédération des Experts-Comptables Européens etc.

  • Minimum of 10 years technical working experience in the field of finances, controlling and/or auditing of health sector development projects, and/or Value for Money assessments required

  • A qualification in financial auditing and/or strong experience in auditing are an asset

  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience required, preferably in the health sector with:

  • strong project management and team management skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in complex environment; an in-depth knowledge of issues relating to project management in developing countries;

  • strong professional oral communication, writing and analytical skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents; strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior-level officials; experience in proposal writing is an asset

  • Previous Local Fund Agent (LFA) experience or experience with the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an asset

  • Experience working with not-for-profit sector is an asset

  • Excellent command of English AND French (speaking & writing) required, another language (Spanish or Portuguese) is an asset

    An initial contract of two years will be offered with possibility of renewal based on performance. The countries or mandates covered will depend on needs, and experience of the selected candidate.

    Expected start of services: as soon as possible but latest in September 2018

How to apply:

In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) together with 2 references, a cover letter including salary expectations and earliest availability in English by 31 May 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, the recruitment for the position will be finalized by mid-June 2017.

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