Career Opportunities

Muso is a global health organization committed to universal health care. We build health systems to save lives by reaching patients faster. To make this happen, we’ve devoted the past decade designing, building, testing, and improving on our proactive healthcare model. Communities Muso serves have achieved child mortality rates lower than any country in Africa, according to a 2018 BMJ Global Health study.

We currently provide direct service health care for 350,000 people in Mali, and provide intensive support to the Malian Ministry of Health's national health care reform effort to improve primary care access for Mali's 18 million citizens.

We’ve now seen the urgent need for Muso to serve both within and beyond Mali’s borders. The global crises of maternal and child mortality are solvable, everywhere.

Building upon the extraordinary potential of proactive care, Muso is now preparing for global growth. This will include expansion to new countries, intensive technical assistance (TA), and world-class research designed to change global policy and practice. Through these efforts, we aim to serve the global effort for universal health care, maternal health, and child survival. The World Bank, the UN MDG Health Alliance, and USAID have all featured Muso’s work as a global best practice.

The Accounting and Administration Associate plays a critical role in Muso’s growth, as the team works to deliver health care to hundreds of thousands of people who otherwise would not have access, and to change health policy and practice for millions of patients. The Accounting and Administration Associate supports Muso’s financial, development, administrative, and risk management operations in the United States. They will conduct all accounting functions of Muso’s San Francisco office. In addition, they will play a central role supporting the development team and managing the organization’s revenue, assessing gaps to be filled to achieve our strategic goals, creating budgets for proposals to potential partners, and building reports for existing partners. This is a complex operation that demands a high level of analytical skill, organizational ability, planning, attention to detail, and collaboration with other teammates. The Accounting and Administration Associate will also lead administration of the U.S. office functions, including human resources and information technology. This is an extraordinary opportunity to use your accounting skills to save lives, change policy, and build more just and equitable health care systems.

Responsibilities:

Revenue Management and Accounting (~60%)
  • Collaborate with the development team and the CFO to align the organization’s budgetary needs with funding opportunities. Analyze which parts of the organization’s budget are already covered by restricted funding commitments, and where new commitments could be most impactful
  • Manage systems for tracking restricted funding from multiple sources, to ensure that the resources Muso receives for our patients is stewarded with great transparency, efficiency, and impact
  • Build budgets for funding partner proposals, taking into account existing restricted and unrestricted commitments and funding gaps within our annual operating budget and strategic priorities.
  • Build financial reports for Muso’s more than 40 current funding partners, and create organizational systems to ensure we deliver on our commitments on time, with rigor, and in compliance with grant agreements
  • Assist in processing balance sheets, income statements, and other
  • Collaborate with Development team members to support shared Development-Finance grants management systems


  • Expense Management and Accounting (~25%)
  • Support a timely and accurate monthly accounting close
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Assist with reviewing expenses and payroll records as needed
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure information accuracy and availability
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports
  • Assist with the annual global audit
  • Assist with the annual operating budget creation process


  • Administration (~15%)
  • Support human resources needs of the Muso US office, with the support of Muso’s Mali-based Human Resources team and the TriNet HR team
  • Coordinate administrative and IT functions of US office
  • Support a timely and accurate monthly accounting close


  • Requirements
  • Integrity, honesty, and commitment to Muso’s core mission, vision, and values in pursuit of health care for all
  • Proven experience in accounting
  • Excellent organizational abilities and detail orientation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and workflows, and to deliver with quality, on time, in a fast-growing, deadline-driven environment
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Excellent knowledge relevant computer software including QuickBooks Online and MS Office
  • BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field. MA in finance and accounting or working towards a CPA a plus
  • Able to work effectively, sensitively, and equitably across cultures, geographies, and languages
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and efficacy in open interpersonal collaboration
  • Non-profit accounting experience a plus
  • French language proficiency a plus



  • Compensation
    Compensation will be commensurate with experience. A health insurance package will be included. This position will receive up to 20 days of vacation annually and one sick day per month based on date of hire, as well as major U.S. holidays. This role will also receive support for professional development opportunities. Muso is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply
    Please submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with Accounting and Administration Associate Application in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible


    Within Muso’s small and rapidly growing team, Muso’s CFO will provide critical strategic leadership, and also roll up her/his sleeves to play a hands-on role in the organization’s financial management and development. Muso’s CFO will lead the financial, administrative, and risk management operations of the organization and strengthen the systems needed to support the organization’s rapid growth. This includes the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to steward organizational assets and report accurate financial results.

    The CFO will build the financial systems to drive Muso’s growth, as the team works to deliver health care to hundreds of thousands of people who otherwise would not have access, and to change health policy and practice for millions of patients. Muso is in the process of building and strengthening a unified financial management system, as we expand our service across and eventually beyond Mali. The CFO will support this growth by improving, designing, and building a first-rate integrated, transparent, and scalable financial platform that Muso can then continue to use as we expand to other countries. Many partnerships will be key to this growth, and the CFO will play a major role supporting Muso’s development team, managing the financial aspects of these partnerships. The CFO will also ensure that new systems and processes can be integrated into day-to-day operations by generating the reports needed for informed management, governance, and compliance. Muso’s CFO will build the systems of transparency and efficiency, that enable Muso to be accountable stewards of our patients’ resources.

    This position is preferably based in San Francisco, CA, though location may be flexible. The position will require at least one international trip to West Africa per year. The role reports to the CEO and will supervise the Accounting and Administration Associate as well as the Director of Finance based in Mali.

    This is an extraordinary opportunity to apply finance, accounting, and nonprofit leadership skills to save lives, change policy, and build more just and equitable health care systems.

    Responsibilities:

    Strategy and Planning (25%)
  • Participate in guiding the organization’s future direction and supporting strategic initiatives
  • Monitor and guide the implementation of the organization’s five-year strategic plan
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures and monitoring systems that support the organization’s strategic direction. Determine and develop the financial management systems needed to support the organization’s growth
  • Offer leadership and engagement with Muso’s Board of Directors, including staffing and supporting meetings with Muso’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee


  • Revenue and Cash Management (35%)
  • Support the development team by overseeing budget and financial report creation for Muso’s more than 40 current funding partners as well as potential funding partners. Ensure budgets proposed align with Muso’s values, strategy, annual operating budget, and strategic priorities
  • Build and improve systems for monitoring restricted and unrestricted portions of the budget, determining funding gaps that could be filled by different partnership opportunities, and monitoring spend-down of restricted grants
  • Monitor, oversee, and improve cash flow analyses, cash balances, and cash forecasts
  • Meet with external partners in coordination with the development team as needed


  • Systems and Operations (25%)
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and supervision to the Director of Finance as well as the Accounting and Administration Associate through weekly 1:1s and ongoing support
  • Organize and facilitate weekly finance team meetings
  • Build and improve systems for tracking spending against budget, and for tracking spending against restricted grant funding. Design and create tools to help each department track their own spending, and to support the development department to identify funding gaps to close
  • Manage and improve the organization’s transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices and strengthen internal controls
  • Lead the accounting, US human resources, legal, tax, and treasury functions
  • Manage the financial operations in the US, Mali and future countries
  • Lead the annual global audit process
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package, in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources
  • Maintain banking relationships


  • Financial Information and Risk Management (15%)
  • Oversee the issuance of financial information
  • Report financial results to the Board of Directors and the Board’s Finance and Audit Committees
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements, and support the development team to ensure the organization complies with all contractual funder requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors, government agencies, and funders
  • Report risk issues to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations


  • Key Requirements
  • Integrity, honesty, and commitment to Muso’s core mission, vision, and values in pursuit of health care for all
  • Proven experience in financial leadership
  • In-depth knowledge of finance and accounting principles, laws, and best practices
  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software
  • Analytical and strategic ability
  • Ability to deliver with rigor and on time, in a fast-growing, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience in partnering with an executive team
  • High level of written and oral communication skills, and outstanding interpersonal abilities
  • Able to work effectively, sensitively, and equitably across cultures, geographies, and languages
  • Preferably at least 10 years of senior financial management experience and at least 3 years of non-profit experience preferred
  • French language skill a big plus


  • Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business or nonprofit experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Financial Analyst designation



  • Compensation Compensation will be commensurate with experience. A health insurance package will be included. This position will receive up to 20 days of vacation annually and one sick day per month based on date of hire, as well as major U.S. holidays. This role will also receive support for professional development opportunities. Muso is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply Please submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with Chief Financial Officer Application in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible


    Muso’s Development Associate will provide critical support to our development team and fundraising initiatives, primarily supporting two cross-cutting areas necessary to maintain and grow our partnerships: proposal development and reporting, and prospect research. First, s/he will be responsible for managing and supporting materials for a range of current and prospective funding partners, providing this writing, editing, and project management capacity across Muso’s portfolio and with the teammates leading these partnerships. Second, s/he will be responsible for researching and helping prioritize new foundation, corporate, government, and individual funding prospects. Finally, this role will provide administrative and development operations support to the development and communications team as needed, identifying and supporting improved processes and systems.

    The ideal candidate will be an organized and driven systems thinker, who is a strong writer and project manager. S/he will enjoy working collaboratively and have a clear dedication to Muso’s mission. This role will provide an important anchor to our development team as it continues to grow in the coming years. We are looking for a candidate excited by the prospect of long-term professional growth within a dynamic and rapidly expanding organization.

    Based in San Francisco, CA, this position will report to the Foundation Partnerships Manager and work in close collaboration with other development team members and executive leadership. This role will join a rapidly-growing development and communications team working between San Francisco and Bamako, Mali. Muso’s nine-person, San Francisco-based satellite office supports operations in Mali, where our in-country team members number over 500.

    Responsibilities:

    Grants Management, Proposal Development, and Reporting (40% FTE)
  • Develop, write, edit, and prepare proposals, reports, and other materials for a range of institutional, foundation, and individual funding opportunities or current partnerships needs.
  • Collaborate with development and finance team members on the development of grant budgets and financial grant reports.
  • As needed, work with the development team and Graphic Designer to support the development of online and print communications collateral for donors and other external partners.
  • Develop other materials and assist with other grant projects as needed.


  • Prospect Research (40% FTE)
  • Manage team-wide standardized prospecting processes.
  • Research potential grantmakers and present opportunity summaries to wider development team; help prioritize and evaluate new foundation, corporate, government, and individual funding prospects.


  • Development Operations (20% FTE)
  • As needed, provide administrative and development operations support to the development and communications team related to funder requests, team systems, or general development processes.
  • Identify opportunities for team process improvement, coordinating with the Foundation Partnerships Manager and the Development Operations & Communications Associate to creatively solve problems and implement solutions. In particular, identify and support improved development and development/finance systems for managing complex institutional grants.
  • As applicable to the proposal, reporting, and research processes this role supports, track grant deadlines to support timely submission of materials to funders, and support development team to monitor organizational adherence to and progress against requirements related to each partnership (including financial, programmatic, operational, and reporting requirements against deliverables).


  • Desired Skills and Experience
    Required
  • Commitment to social justice and global health equity
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt in a rapidly-growing team and organization
  • Superb attention to detail, sense of organization, and demonstrable skill for system and process management
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively across departments, cultures, and time zones
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and produce high-quality work in a deadline-driven environment
  • English language proficiency


  • Not Required But a Plus
  • • 1-3 years of experience in fundraising and development or a related capacity, preferably with administrative or operations responsibilities
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar donor management software
  • Understanding of and experience working in global health
  • Familiarity with working in a nonprofit context
  • Experience with grant writing and management
  • French language proficiency


  • Compensation and Benefits
    Compensation will be $50,000-$55,000 per year, commensurate with experience. A health insurance package will be included. This position will receive up to 20 days of vacation annually and one sick day per month based on date of hire, as well as major U.S. holidays. This role will also receive support for professional development opportunities.

    Muso is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply
    Please submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with Development Associate Application in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible


    Muso is creating a new Technical Assistance Team. This new team will support governments and NGOs to implement methods that Muso has tested, in pursuit of our common goals of universal health care, maternal health and child survival. The Health Care Financing Specialist will occupy a central role on this team, reporting to the Director of Technical Assistance. The Health Care Financing Specialist will provide accompaniment to the Malian Ministry of Health as well as to other government or NGO partners that engage Muso for technical assistance—supporting costing analyses, comparing risks and benefits of different financing mechanisms based on published research, and assessing potential financing pathways. The Health Care Financing Specialist will be a partner who works in a spirit of solidarity and service, assisting partners from design through planning and implementation. Through their service, the Health Care Financing Specialist will have the opportunity to plan a critical role in pursuing access to health care for tens of millions of people, and advancing the global movement for health equity.

    Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
    Supervises: Health Care Financing Specialist, and the Project Coordinator or Manager for each technical assistance partnership
    Location: Somewhat flexible, but requires considerable travel and significant portion of the year in Bamako.

    Responsibilities:
  • Develop and refine Muso’s strategy and methods for selecting and supporting technical assistance partnerships in line with the organization’s values, strategy, and capacity
  • Research, vet, cultivate, establish, and sustain technical assistance partnerships, providing tailored coaching to each technical assistance partnership to maximize impact
  • Create and grow the technical assistance team based on evolving technical assistance partnerships and their staffing needs
  • Mentor and support the Health Care Financing Specialist, each Project Coordinator, and each TA project team
  • Deploy technicians and specialists from Muso’s Research, Program, Learning and Innovations, and Operations teams to provide technical assistance as needed
  • Monitor progress of each technical assistance project, provide ongoing coaching and support to project coordinators to deliver on commitments with quality and timeliness
  • Proactively identify and learn from what’s not working: when a project gets off track, analyze the root cause and rapidly determine how to course-correct
  • Collaborate with the Learning and Innovations team to package Muso’s core training and implementation curriculum and tools into a technical assistance package
  • Collect, share, and leverage cross-country learnings and best practices and stay up-to-date with the health systems design literature and with the findings of Muso’s own research to ensure that Muso’s guidance derives from a rigorous evidence base
  • Create monthly reports on progress of her/his efforts, as well as additional reports and proposals as needed for specific engagements
  • Meet weekly with the CMO, and collaborate closely with other members of the Muso team
  • Meet weekly with the members of the technical assistance team, and individually with each of her/his direct reports
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Muso


  • Key Requirements
  • A commitment to universal health care, maternal-child survival, and equitable health systems
  • Ability to go in listening, with humility, in a spirit of solidarity and service
  • Proficiency in French required, proficiency in English strongly preferred
  • Experience and training in health systems design and implementation and in health care financing
  • Experience in leadership and management of public health programs
  • Commitment to learning about Muso’s health system model in detail
  • Excellent project management, strategic planning and budget management skills
  • Robust organizational skills, with capacity to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Capacity to self-manage time and deliver consistently, with quality, on deadline
  • Strong skills in management and mentorship and proven ability to build effective teams
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment with government partners and donors as well as non profit and community organizations
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills
  • Experience providing technical assistance and support with a partnership approach
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Resilience and grit; the ability to persevere in the face of many challenges
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret research, understanding the limitations of a study and what we can learn and apply from it
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to project contexts
  • Ability to travel as needed for partnership engagements



  • To Apply
    Please submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with Director of Technical Assistance Application in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible


    Muso is creating a new Technical Assistance Team. This new team will support governments and NGOs to implement methods that Muso has tested, in pursuit of our common goals of universal health care, maternal health and child survival. The Health Care Financing Specialist will occupy a central role on this team, reporting to the Director of Technical Assistance. The Health Care Financing Specialist will provide accompaniment to the Malian Ministry of Health as well as to other government or NGO partners that engage Muso for technical assistance—supporting costing analyses, comparing risks and benefits of different financing mechanisms based on published research, and assessing potential financing pathways. The Health Care Financing Specialist will be a partner who works in a spirit of solidarity and service, assisting partners from design through planning and implementation. Through their service, the Health Care Financing Specialist will have the opportunity to plan a critical role in pursuing access to health care for tens of millions of people, and advancing the global movement for health equity.

    Reports to: Director of Technical Assistance
    Location: Somewhat flexible, but requires considerable travel and significant portion of the year in Bamako.

    Responsibilities:

  • Improve and conduct new costing analyses of strategies that Muso tests through its work and research
  • Support partners in conducting costing analyses of strategies they aim to implement
  • In collaboration with other members of the Muso Technical Assistance team and Partnerships team, help partners to understand the value and trade-offs of investing in particular strategies
  • Support partners to create financing roadmaps, laying out how different funding sources could be mobilized and aligned; support partners in creating related collateral to engage with the Ministry of Finance and other partners
  • Conduct evidence-based comparative analysis of different mechanisms for implementing user fee removal and for paying for the other elements of Muso’s Proactive Community Case Management (ProCCM) strategies. Accompany partners in evaluating risks and benefits of each option within their context
  • Analyze existing financing opportunities in each local context and propose scalable health care financing solutions adapted to each context
  • Support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of new health care financing strategies by partners
  • Engage and collaborate with other key partners and allies in the space, including the Financing Alliance for Health, Aspen Management Partners, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Stay up-to-date with the health care financing research literature, to ensure that Muso’s guidance derives from a rigorous evidence base
  • Create monthly reports on progress of her/his efforts, as well as additional reports and proposals as needed for specific engagements
  • Meet weekly with the Technical Assistance Director, and collaborate closely with other members of the Muso team


  • Key Requirements
  • A commitment to universal health care, maternal-child survival, and equitable, just health systems
  • Ability to go in listening, with humility, in a spirit of solidarity and service
  • Proficiency in both French and English strongly preferred
  • Training in costing analysis, health care financing, and health care systems
  • A deep knowledge of comparative mechanisms for health care financing and the research behind each major approach
  • Experience and ability to analyze health care financing mechanisms and conduct costing analyses
  • Experience providing technical assistance and support with a partnership approach
  • Resilience and grit; the ability to persevere in the face of many challenges
  • Capacity to self-manage time and deliver consistently, with quality, on deadline
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel as needed for partnership engagements



  • To Apply
    Please submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with Health Care Financing Specialist Application in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible


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