Field Accountant, Haiti Workforce Augmentation Project, Haiti

Management Systems International, Haiti

Skill RequiredFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd July, 2017

Job Description

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities.
Project Summary:

Launched by USAID in November 2012, KONEKTE (KONesans E Konpetans TEknik) is a program designed to assist the Government of Haiti (GOH) with increasing capacity within Haitian ministries by identifying and placing experienced advisors in key positions. KONEKTE is a partnership between a Haitian firm (Centre de Formation et d'Encadrement Technique (CFET)), USAID, and the GOH, which aims to build local capacity to create a more stable and viable Haiti. KONEKTE's main partner within the GOH is the Office of Management and Human Resources (OMRH). KONEKTE works closely with the OMRH to identify high-level advisors through a transparent and competitive recruitment process that prioritizes the expertise of Haitians and the Haitian Diaspora. Each Advisor is placed in a department to bridge a competence gap. In addition, consistent with the objectives of the USAID Forward initiative, KONEKTE strengthens the OMRH's ability to ensure the sustainability of the program's achievements.

Please note: Only Haitian citizens are eligible for this position .

USAID/Haiti has the right to annul this post at any time.

Position Summary:

The field accountant will work in the KONEKTE project office and will carry out tasks related to all finance, procurement and associated regulatory requirements for the project. The position will last until October 2017. The field accountant will be housed in the KONEKTE Program office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


  • Maintain all records for program accounts in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Process expenditures by using accounting standards and procedures established by MSI and USAID, while adhering to Haitian laws.
  • Ensure all cash transactions are current and prepare supporting documents (disbursements, receipts, and vouchers).
  • Enter all project expenditures into QuickBooks, following the instructions and methodologies recommended by MSI.
  • Prepare and submit transfer requests based on the financial needs of the project to MSI headquarters.
  • Verify payroll and financial reports for accuracy.
  • Assist in the preparation of required financial reports.
  • Prepare and check accounting documents, including but not limited to the application of advances, bills, and travel expense reports.
  • Organize all files and relevant financial documents to be sent to MSI headquarters.
  • Process checks and monthly payments according to time sheets, bills, social security deductions and any other transfer requests.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the MSI Director of Finance and Administration and/or the Chief of Party.


  • A degree in accounting or related field is required; accounting expertise is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in overseeing accounting duties for similar projects
  • Thorough knowledge of QuickBooks and other accounting software.
  • Extensive experience with projects financed by donors in Haiti is preferable.
  • Extensive experience with USAID contracts and regulations is preferable.
  • Ability to work in teams and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English, French and Creole.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


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