PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- Education Requirements:
College or university studies in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics is required.
Applicants who clearly meet the minimum Education, Experience and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factors listed below. The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview.
- Knowledge: 15 points
- Skills and abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills (As stated above): 5 points
- Interview Performance: 70 points
Total Possible points: 100 points
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Prior Work Experience: A minimum of three years of administrative or secretarial work experience, of which two years should be in related work with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), other donor organizations, host-government organizations, or private-sector institutions is required.
Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge and understanding of basic accounting and office management.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills are required as the incumbent will frequently be working with Mission employees at all levels. Must be able to multitask, be a self-starter, and possess strong organizational skills. Must have the ability to understand basic requirements of various applicable regulations and procedures. Must be able to identify, interpret, and apply law, rules, regulations, and grant/contract provisions. Must be able to communicate clearly to internal and external customers and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment. Must have good computer and typing skills and a good understanding of the Microsoft Office programs, like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and must be comfortable learning new systems quickly. He/she must be proficient in using the Internet and E-mail.
Language Proficiency: Level IV fluency in English Language, both written and spoken, is required. Language competency may be tested.