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Director of Administration and Finance

West Africa
Jan 12, 2018

 

Tetra Tech, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a senior management-level Director of Administration and Finance for an anticipated $10-25 million USAID-funded Municipal WASH activity in Benin and Cote D’Ivoire. The purpose of this project is to strengthen the ability of municipal governments and urban water and sanitation service providers to sustain, improve and expand on equitable water and sanitation services. Working with national and regional institutions, this West Africa Municipal WASH activity will support city governments and utilities to professionalize services, fill critical needs and reach unserved populations. 

 

Position Description/Summary: 

Working under the direction of the Chief of Party (COP), the Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the project’s financial management, HR, procurement, and administration while ensuring compliance with USAID, local government and Tetra Tech rules and regulations.

 

Responsibilities:

*Provide guidance to all staff for complying with the budgetary regulations of Tetra Tech;

*Manage Financial Accounting System including managing cash flow, tracking expenditures and preparing monthly financial reports in compliance with USAID and Tetra Tech requirements and regulations;

*Provide financial and budgetary information to the Home Office for USAID as needed;

*Participate in the project procurement process of goods and consulting services in assisting the procurement process in drafting requests, analyzing proposals, drafting contracts, negotiating contracts and prices, reviewing contractual deliverables for quality and preparing the required documentation;

*Ensure full compliance to Tetra Tech home office and USAID-approved grant management plan, guiding the USAID project team on technical, financial and applicable rules and regulations for grant under contract (GUC) management;

*Manage HR records for each employee including employment contracts, employment evaluation forms, employment forms and documents, annual leave;

*Manage confidential payment of monthly payroll and orders payments of income tax, pension health and unemployment benefits to government funds.

 

Qualifications:

*University degree or higher in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or similar field is required;

*Minimum of seven years of experience in Financial Management and Administration; grants management experience also highly desirable;

*Minimum of four years working experience in a senior supervisory role related to accounting, payroll, procurement and logistical support services;

*Work experience providing contractual and financial oversight to USAID-funded projects of similar size and complexity;

*Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment;

*Detail oriented, and ability to prioritize tasks and support program implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols;

*Accounting/audit certifications highly preferred;

*Excel skills required; QuickBooks experience preferred;

*Professional Fluency in English and French required;

*Qualified applicants from Benin and Côte D’Ivoire highly encouraged to apply. 



To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

 

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.