Accountant

  • Djibouti
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Position Summary

The Accountant will report to the Director for Finance, Grants, and Administration. S/he will be responsible for overseeing financial and accounting efforts under the  USAID/Djibouti Citizens Engagement for Advocacy and Accountability (CEAA) Activity. S/he will be responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of the CEAA financial and accounting plans, templates, policies, and procedures. S/he will ensure the coordination and understanding of and adherence to USAID regulations and Kaizen policies. Please submit your CV in English when applying for this position.

Duties:

  • Lead the development, regular updating, and annual review/revision of the CEAA financial and accounting policies and procedures;
  • Oversee and document the implementation of CEAA financial and accounting policies and procedures;
  • Provide staff training on finance and accounting under the CEAA Activity;  
  • Conduct internal quality assessments against CEAA finance and accounting efforts, including assessments of grantees and local subcontractors and subawardees;
  • Provide scheduled and ad-hoc reports to Chief of Party on finance and accounting initiatives; and
  • Other tasks as reasonably assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as international development, political science, statistics, or public policy/administration;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in grants and/or procurement for international development projects in Djibouti. Experience on USAID-funded projects is required;
  • Must have demonstrated experience in preparing and supporting grants and/or procurement tools, templates, policies, and procedures to international development donors under supervision;
  • Must have demonstrated experience establishing and overseeing grants and/or procurement systems in the international development field;
  • Strong work ethic, critical thinking abilities, and history of excelling at his/her work with minimal oversight;
  • Strong familiary with the CSO and governance environment in Djibouti is a plus;
  • Must have English proficiency sufficient to conduct all aspects of project business and operations;
  • Must be fluent in French; and
  • Must be a Djiboutian citizen.

In an effort to mitigate bias in the recruitment process, Kaizen is utilizing Career.place, an anonymous candidate screening process for all of our HQ based roles. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from Career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to Career.place and proceed with the application.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

 

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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