PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- Education Requirements:
Minimum of University degree Financial Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Management, Economics, or related field is required. In addition, one of the following professional certifications is required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) or Certified National Accountant (CNA).
- Knowledge: 15 points
- Skills and abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills: 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:
Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible work in financial management, budgeting, accounting, and/or audit and compliance is required. At least two years must be related to preparing and/or monitoring development project budgets and expenditures. Must have experience working with the implementing partners, host country government, and/or another international donor organization.
A thorough knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, procedures, and regulations, including the principles and accepted practices of federal governmental and/or business financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting is required. Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of program/project management, performance management frameworks and tools in the delivery of development objectives. Working knowledge of federal agency regulations, USG policies and procedures, especially as related to budget and financial management is required.
Skills and Abilities:
Expert-level skills in financial management and budgeting are required. Excellent computer proficiency, including skills with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet development and management, pivot tables, data visualization, web-based databases, and electronic filing. Skilled attention to details and ability to ensure accuracy of documents, analyses, and reports. Good interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must have strong conceptual and analytical skills to be able to quickly grasp and translate new concepts into operational plans which are reflected in the budget. This position requires an outstanding ability to exercise flexibility and prioritization skills to react and respond to evolving planning and implementation contexts. Ability to exercise sound judgement, take initiative, and offer leadership is required.
Level IV fluency in English, and in the appropriate host-country business language, both written and spoken, is required. Language competence may be tested.