Manager – Budget, Planning and Special Projects, Finance at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) – May 2024

Manager – Budget, Planning and Special Projects, Finance

Job Summary

The Manager, Special Projects, will conduct detailed project appraisal, collect all necessary economic, financial, legal, marketing and technical information required to evaluate potential projects for implementation in the organization, and ensure ad hoc operational projects are also closed in time and compliance to the outlined policies and procedures.


Formulation of financial strategies related to special projects, including feasibility studies

  • In collaboration with the supervisor, identify a range of strategic alternative projects;
  • Conduct a balanced evaluation of advantages and disadvantages of the alternative projects relative to their feasibility plus expected effects on the issues and contributions to the success of the organization; and
  • Conduct feasibility studies of major projects/programs for the University Hospital.

Oversee the finance special projects department

  • Develop policies and procedures as required;
  • Develop costing modules for effective cost containment and advise accordingly;
  • Work within the team to develop new and diversified revenue generating ventures towards ensuring adequate, stable and sustainable organization income; and
  • Operate controls for effective and efficient budgeting, expenditure, accounting, cash flow, banking and taxation management.

Financial reporting

  • Set up and run- a financial structure and processes for ensuring timely access approaches and upto date financial information and best practice by all managers;
  • Participate in the implementation of software in finance and subsequent optimizations;
  • Introduction of customized management and financial reports to aid decision making; and
  • Developing automated departmental reports using the ERP being used by the Hospital

Employee management and development

  • Oversee departmental employees in their day-to-day duties;
  • Conduct performance evaluation;
  • In collaboration with HR, carry out training needs analysis and recommend employee development programs; and
  • Formulate developmental goals and objectives and assist employed formulate personal goals in line with departmental ones.


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration;
  • Masters in Finance related course/Project Management is an added advantage;
  • CPA (K) professional qualification or its equivalent;
  • Not less than 7 years specific accounting experience with specialization in financial management;
  • Should have managed financially complex organizations with evidenced initiatives of good financial controls and systems;
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications (Oracle, SAP or similar ERP), databases, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and word processing; and
  • Excellent aptitude for Accounting, project Management, Internal Audit, Financial Analysis and Reporting.

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