RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
In the international education sector, from our longstanding work in post-apartheid South Africa to innovative work in Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), including recently in Ethiopia, RTI works to improve education quality, relevance, access, and efficiency around the world.
RTI is recruiting for the USAID Ethiopia READ-TA education project, focused on curriculum revision and textbook development. We are looking for proven performance in a variety of areas, with knowledge and experience in implementing evidence-based approaches to instructional improvement. READ TA has 3-cross-cutting themes: gender, inclusive education and technology. The position will be a fulltime assignment until end of the project which is anticipated to end in September 2017.
The Administration and Finance Specialist is responsible for supporting financial, administration, human resources, logistics and procurement of READ TA in the regional office. S/he will support the achievement of READ TA goals in a manner constant with financial principles and maintain functions such as general accounting, financial tasks, and accounting records. S/he will collaborate closely with the Human Resources Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Logistics Specialist, and Finance Manager to provide support and assistance as needed. S/he will coordinate office space for visiting RTI Staff/consultants. S/he is responsible for overseeing daily office cleaning and maintaining office supply stocks. S/he will assist in coordination of meetings with RSEB and other USAID supported partners. S/he will word process general correspondence, answer phone calls and perform other administrative duties as needed.
S/he reports to the Regional Manager with a dotted line to the Finance Manager. S/he supervises the regional Office Assistant. As a member of the READ TA Regional Team, the position is responsible to contribute to issues resolution, human resources and administrative planning. The Administration and Finance Specialist is expected to devote up to 5% of her/his time for field travel.
Area 1: Office Administration
· Collaborate with Regional Manager to ensure systems are in place to support administrative functions of the READ TA Office
Area 2: Administrative Systems
Area 3: Assist Regional Manager
Task 4: General Accounts
Task 5: Financial Tasks
Task 3: Finance Controls
Task 4: Assets
Task 5: Audit
Minimum Required Education & Experience
Skills and Abilities
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