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Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a faith-based not-for-profit organization with Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies and providing Quality Assurance and Health Systems Strengthening Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients spread all over Kenya, other regions in Africa and beyond.

Board of Directors is seeking to recruit a self-driven, results oriented and visionary Head of Finance & Investment with good professional and ethical standing to take over from outgoing incumbent who is retiring.

Head of Finance & Investment reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for providing leadership in management of the organization’s financial resources and investments.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide strategic leadership and oversight to Finance and Investment Department
  2. Develop and maintain appropriate policies and procedures for effective financial management and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
  3. Ensure effective financial management for sustainability
  4. Manage budgeting process, develop and implement annual departmental work plans to address priorities of the organization and other stakeholders
  5. Oversee Credit Control Management
  6. Authorize financial transactions to facilitate payments
  7. Provide investment information and financial advice for financial growth
  8. Manage asset portfolio for maximization of returns
  9. Manage investments in stocks, bonds and other securities for the organization
  10. Recommend changes to investment policies dependent on prevailing market conditions
  11. Approve staff payroll, staff benefits and filing of annual returns
  12. Develop and nurture a dynamic and competent workforce for the department through a robust performance driven culture
  13. Ensure efficient and effective performance management for achievement of organizational objectives
  14. Prepare financial reports to inform decision making by Management and Board of Directors
  15. Oversee external audit related matters in accordance to International Financial Reporting Standards
  16. Member of Board Finance and Investment Committee

Candidate Profile:

  1. Demonstrated leadership with a track record of achievements in the private sector backed with a minimum of 12 years experience with 5 years being in finance management in an executive management role;
  2. Proficiency in use of ERP
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related field
  4. Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or a Business related course
  5. CPA (K) Certification and registered with ICPAK
  6. A transformative and change leader, keen on detail and deadlines with undisputable integrity
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

If you fit the profile of this position, please submit your application including:

  • Detailed CV stating your current position, current salary, email address and telephone contacts;
  • Names and contacts of three (3) Referees (one of whom must be a professional who has supervised you at some point and one a Senior Religious Leader);
  • Copy of National Identity Card;

To: Chairman – MEDS Board of Directors

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies

Email: [email protected]

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MEDS is a Christian not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide reliable, quality, affordable essential medicines, medical supplies, capacity building, quality control & other pharmaceutical services guided by Christian and professional values.

“ The late Rev. Sr. Joan was a role model and a joy to work with. She was very systematic in her way of doing things, a mother, a teacher, an employer and above all a friend.” MEDS StaffIn September 1986, mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) was ushered into the world. Steadied by the firm hands and clear vision of Reverend Sister Joan Devane, the organisation meticulously took baby steps. Today, 30 years later, MEDS operates from a state-of -the -art complex. MEDS was founded to provide reliable, quality, affordable essential drugs and medical supplies to church health units and to train health workers on the  rational use of drugs. The organization has since grown to shape the medical supply chain in Kenya and the wider sub Saharan region by not only providing reliable, quality, affordable essential drugs and medical supplies to over 2300 clients but also to offering capacity building programmes for health workers, quality control and other pharmaceutical services.

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0 USD Kenya CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS)

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a faith-based not-for-profit organization with Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies and providing Quality Assurance and Health Systems Strengthening Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients spread all over Kenya, other regions in Africa and beyond.

Board of Directors is seeking to recruit a self-driven, results oriented and visionary Head of Finance & Investment with good professional and ethical standing to take over from outgoing incumbent who is retiring.

Head of Finance & Investment reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for providing leadership in management of the organization’s financial resources and investments.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide strategic leadership and oversight to Finance and Investment Department
  2. Develop and maintain appropriate policies and procedures for effective financial management and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
  3. Ensure effective financial management for sustainability
  4. Manage budgeting process, develop and implement annual departmental work plans to address priorities of the organization and other stakeholders
  5. Oversee Credit Control Management
  6. Authorize financial transactions to facilitate payments
  7. Provide investment information and financial advice for financial growth
  8. Manage asset portfolio for maximization of returns
  9. Manage investments in stocks, bonds and other securities for the organization
  10. Recommend changes to investment policies dependent on prevailing market conditions
  11. Approve staff payroll, staff benefits and filing of annual returns
  12. Develop and nurture a dynamic and competent workforce for the department through a robust performance driven culture
  13. Ensure efficient and effective performance management for achievement of organizational objectives
  14. Prepare financial reports to inform decision making by Management and Board of Directors
  15. Oversee external audit related matters in accordance to International Financial Reporting Standards
  16. Member of Board Finance and Investment Committee

Candidate Profile:

  1. Demonstrated leadership with a track record of achievements in the private sector backed with a minimum of 12 years experience with 5 years being in finance management in an executive management role;
  2. Proficiency in use of ERP
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related field
  4. Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or a Business related course
  5. CPA (K) Certification and registered with ICPAK
  6. A transformative and change leader, keen on detail and deadlines with undisputable integrity
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

If you fit the profile of this position, please submit your application including:

  • Detailed CV stating your current position, current salary, email address and telephone contacts;
  • Names and contacts of three (3) Referees (one of whom must be a professional who has supervised you at some point and one a Senior Religious Leader);
  • Copy of National Identity Card;

To: Chairman - MEDS Board of Directors

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies

Email: [email protected]

2022-12-17

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