Director of Administration and Finance - Ethiopia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Tetra Tech
Closing date: 20 Aug 2021

Tetra Tech International Development Services ( is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for an anticipated, $25-50 million USAID-funded, Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (UWASH) Activity in Ethiopia. The Activity is anticipated to be a five-year contract to support accelerated access to inclusive and resilient water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services in targeted urban and peri-urban areas. The Activity will work to fulfill this purpose through four complementary objectives: 1) strengthen Government of Ethiopia urban WASH planning, budgeting and service delivery oversight; 2) strengthen the operationalization of an independent regulator; 3) enable and professionalize public and private WASH service providers; and 4) extend WASH services to poor and marginalized households.

Position Summary:

Working under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Party-Operations, the Director of Administration and Finance will be responsible for the project’s financial management, HR, procurement, and administration. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Addis Ababa.


* Under the direction of the DCOP-Operations, supervise a team of administrative and financial professionals. Provide leadership, supervise and mentor local administrative and financial staff to effect sound project management, fiscal and administrative due diligence, and the development of organizational and individual capacities.

* Identify and implement changes in administrative and financial policies and procedures that will enhance the cost effectiveness of program implementation.

* Execute budgeting procedures and tools outlined in Tetra Tech’s Standard Operating Procedures that require technical units to provide adequate advance notice of support needs to financial, administrative, logistical, HR, and procurement units.

* Ensure compliance of project financial operations with USAID, and Tetra Tech Home Office administrative policies and guidelines.

* Respond to pertinent information requests from project partners and other relevant organizations/institutions.

* Advise the Senior Management Team on all policy matters concerning project financial management.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration, finance, accounting, or another relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.

* Minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in financial management and administration; grants experience strongly preferred;

* Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role related to accounting, payroll, procurement, subcontracts, and/or logistical support services;

* Demonstrated experience providing contractual and financial oversight to USAID or other donor-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;

* Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with QuickBooks or other accounting software required;

* Professional proficiency in English and Amharic is required.

* Qualified applicants from Ethiopia are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

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Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. 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. No phone calls will be accepted.

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 - 20,000 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 over 450 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.


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