Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
The Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) Program in Ukraine is a six-year USAID initiative that has an objective to assist Ukraine to reduce corruption and increase the accountability and transparency of governance in Ukraine. The program seeks to empower key government institutions to fight corruption, build public support for and engagement in anti-corruption efforts, and reduce citizen tolerance to corruption. SACCI works with the wide spectrum of anti-corruption stakeholders, including the specialized anti-corruption bodies, governmental institutions at national and local levels, the private sector, and civil society watchdog organizations. SACCI seeks to promote transparency and accountability during the time of the Ukraine reconstruction efforts.
**Please note: Only Ukrainian citizens are eligible for this position**
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will manage the financial and administrative unit of the SACCI program in Kyiv, Ukraine, including finance, grants, procurement, and administrative teams. Additionally, the DFA will support the Chief of Party (COP) in managing financial, personnel, operational, procurement, and security matters. The DFA will report directly to COP. This is a full-time position for the period of 12 months with a possible extension for up to 6 months.
• Ensure full compliance with all MSI and USAID policies and procedures.
• Ensure that all costs incurred are reasonable, allowable, and allocable.
• Review and clear all project financial transactions, including deposits, receipts, and vouchers for cash disbursements in accordance with MSI policies.
• Oversee compliance with all relevant standards across all project locations which includes ensuring conformity with relevant donors’ requirements and MSl’s internal regulations and development of good practice standards.
• Maintain and improve project financial procedures and provide insight into the development and review of country-specific policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
• Ensure proper recording, documenting, and reporting of all financial transactions, including preparation of monthly financial expense reports and cash and bank reconciliation statements.
• Monitor ongoing levels of expenditure as against budget and provide timely advice of likely over and under spends and ensure proper cost control of SACCI.
• Consolidate cash projections for the project’s financial needs for procurement, project activities, payroll, subcontracts, grants, maintenance and repair services, staff local travel, and projecting costs, and cash needs on a monthly basis.
• Act as focal point for daily banking matters.
• Coordinate payment of local procurements required for MSI activities.
• Review inventory records of non-expendable equipment and submit yearly non-expendable equipment report.
• Handle all managerial and financial accounting for MSI.
• Support cost-benefit analyses for some administrative/finance decisions.
• Oversee SACCI program procurement, service contracts, and grant awards to ensure compliance with USAID, MSI and local regulations.
• Maintain contractual, financial, procurement and human resources/benefits backup files for MSI.
• Provide support, mentoring, training, and advice to project staff as required.
• Provide advice and assistance to COP on SACCI’s strategic management matters.
• Ensure compliance with all local laws and regulations, including but not limited to MSI registration and taxation, and act as liaison with government agencies regarding project related matters.
• Ensure project’s compliance with USAID’s Guidance for Obtaining Exception from Taxation.
• Work closely with Home Office Accounts team and Project Managers to mitigate fraud and ensure compliance to USAID/Ukraine and SACCI program regulations.
• Perform additional tasks as assigned by the COP.
• Master’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting or other relevant area is required.
• Minimum five years of finance management experience in USAID projects is required.
• Strong managerial skills are required.
• Strong organizational skills to meet deadlines are required.
• Strong communications skills, both oral and written are required.
• Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required.
*Deadline for applying for this position – 10 October 2022, 18:00 Kyiv time*
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To apply: Please visit our website, https://www.msiworldwide.com/
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