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Financial Systems Analyst (ABT ASSOCIATES)

John Snow Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka, Zambia posted 19/11/2020.

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John Snow Inc.

Financial Systems Analyst (Microsoft Dynamics NAV) – (1) to be based at
Ministry of Health Headquarters, Lusaka

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Technical Specialist 9 – Financial Systems
Analyst (NAV) to join the International Health Division on the Supporting an
Aids Free Era (SAFE) project in Zambia. The USAID-funded SAFE project is led
by John Snow International and Abt Associates is a sub-contractor. On this
project, Abt Associates is responsible for activities involving capacity
development in public financial management systems strengthening. The project
is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, Ministry of
Finance and sub-national level to strengthen public financial management
systems, particularly in the use of Microsoft Dynamics NAV (NAV) in effort to
improve accountability and transparency in budget execution. This, in turn,
will impact SAFE’s main objective: to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and
transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning
The Financial Systems Analyst (NAV) will be based at Ministry of Health (MoH)
Headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia. The Analyst will provide support to the
Ministry in the implementation of the NAV system.

Reporting & Accountability:

Within Ministry of Health Headquarters reporting to: Principal Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) Officer (Software) with close collaboration to
the office of the Director Finance.
Accountable to: Public Financial Management Senior Advisor at Abt Associates,

Duration of Contract: 1 year

Roles and Responsibilities:

i. Coordination

> Coordinate and work with management and functional area experts in planning and execution of information technology capabilities in NAV to improve the efficiency of operations.
> As a sustainability measure, regularly coordinate and facilitate technical in-house trainings for MoH ICT staff and users with existing and new system modules.
> Adapt Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the use of NAV.
> Facilitate timely dissemination of new features and enhancements in NAV to all stakeholders.
> Collaborate with external licensed consultants and the MoH ICT Department as required to resolve issues quickly.

ii. NAV System Management

> Develop action plans for maintaining and enhancing NAV system functionality.
> Create, update and maintain system dashboards for active program performance, including user profile personalization.
> Keep accurate records of the development process, changes and expected results.

iii. NAV User and Management Support

> Manage the NAV helpdesk and ensure that issues raised are resolved or escalated.
> Maintain an active NAV database of users, vendors, customers and approval matrices by amending as approved by appropriate authority.
> In collaboration with licensed consultants and end users, develop and design additional reporting templates as required by the MoH to improve information availability and decision making.
> Create and manage security and permission sets within NAV for all users and user levels.
> Work with PFM Specialists and Provincial Senior Accountants to provide monthly reports on the performance of institutions in the use of NAV.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

> Minimum of 4-6 years of health-related work experience.
> Strong understanding of Microsoft Dynamics NAV: 2009/2013/2015/2016.
> Experience with Microsoft Reporting Services.
> Experience in software development lifecycle and project management of ERP systems.
> Excellent networking and work relations with the government and health partners.
> Understanding of Government accounting system

Minimum Qualifications

> Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related field
> Accounting qualification and experience is a huge advantage

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed
to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive
salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly
encouraged to apply.


Qualified applicants should submit their resume or C.V. to no later than November 30, 2020.

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