Financial Analyst Job Opportunities at Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)


Reports to: Business Analyst Advisor

Location: Dar Es Salaam

Apply before: Tue 08, Mar 2022 16:00hrs

Background Information

The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body and an umbrella faith-based organization established in 1992 by the Christian Council of Tanzania and the Tanzania Episcopal Conference, to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of social services (health and education) by the member churches in Tanzania. For 30 years, CSSC has been serving and coordinates a network of more than 2000 church-owned health and education facilities. These include 105 large hospitals, more than 700 lower-level health facilities and 65 middle cadre health training institutions located at Zonal, Regional and District/Council levels. In addition, CSSC coordinates a network of more than 1,000 church owned education facilities. Majority of these church health and education facilities are located in remote and rural areas where 70% of the Tanzanian population reside in those areas.

Currently, CSSC is in the 2nd year of implementing a project entitled “Pamoja Tuwekeze Afya” - (PATA) Activity. This is 5-year Activity awarded project by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)- under the Cooperative Agreement No. 720662120CA00008 to CSSC. The award intends to establish self-reliant health facilities (HFs) and improve health service delivery by the CSSC network of church-based HFs in meeting the health needs of the target population. Through cost-effective and innovative solutions, the PATA Activity will strengthen the CSSC’s capacity to deliver quality services in Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCAH), HIV/TB services and other health related areas.

Job Summary

The financial Analyst Officer will work closely with Business Advisor and will be responsible for providing financial inputs to develop and implement strategies, policies, and processes to improve operations and service delivery by Faith-based health facilities to meet existing and future needs. He/she will be responsible for employing financial innovations and solutions to address the current sustainability Challenges facing the Faith Based health facilities. He/she will work closely with the team and other key stakeholders to develop workable sustainability strategies to sustain service delivery by church health facilities through innovative financing that will mobilize capital for Faith based health facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides recommendations for changes in processes or practices that optimize efficiencies and/or reduces the total cost of delivering health care services.
  2. Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  3. Ability to identify trends in data analysis and report key findings.
  4. Accesses and interprets appropriate financial data to identify financial performance improvement opportunities (cost savings and revenue enhancement opportunities).
  5. Produces administrative-level financial summaries that provide concise information for use in decision making.
  6. Provides recommendations for changes in processes or practices that optimize efficiencies and/or reduces the total cost of delivering health care services.
  7. Ability to coordinate and leverage resources across CSSC network of health facilities to make informed recommendations for financial improvement opportunities.
  8. Provide financial inputs in developing sustainability strategies, policies, and processes across all functions that will help achieve the Faith-based Health facilities’ mission and core objectives.
  9. Provide inputs and support the Faith-based Health facilities to develop workable business and strategic plans that would address the current needs and expectations of the facility owners.
  10. Support the facilities in improving their business performance through effective financial management and innovative solutions to become the first choice of service.
  11. Provide financial advice and guidance to owners, health facility managers and staff on all aspects of business transformation using market-led solutions.
  12. Develop and control multidisciplinary teams to ensure that business plans are implemented and that changes are achieved to support the church hospitals’ core objectives.
  13. Maintain an awareness of any possible financial threats to the health business and support facilities to develop policies and processes that will provide for such contingencies.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Health economics, Business Administration or business-related field is desirable. Master’s degree is an added advantage.
Work Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Business development and social marketing.
  • Considerable experience of managing organization change and business transformation;
  • Good understanding of healthcare financing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Considerable experience in facilitating private investments and partnerships in market systems preferably in health sector.
  • Expert-level analytical and financial modeling, interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated track record in working with financial institutions/ private providers/investors, private sector and public private partnerships.
  • Interpersonal skills, to work and build relationships with a wide range of people holding different views
  • Effective research and analysis skills (including quantitative and qualitative), needed to build an evidence base from which you will work
  • Knowledge in ERP systems and related technologies
  • Good organization skills, to track priorities, work to deadlines and manage projects
  • Be flexible and adaptable approach, to respond to shifting priorities and a rapidly evolving external environment
  • The ability and desire to acquire and maintain knowledge of a policy area or areas.
  • A commitment to learning and improvement

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