Posted Dec 31


Embassy of The United States of America (USA)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full Time


Budget Analyst








SALARY: FSN-11 (USD 20,658 to USD 37,182) depending on the candidate's earning history, qualifications and experience.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: The incumbent serves as a principal member of the Accounting team and responsible for preparing and monitoring the Mission’s as well as its client Missions’ (USAID/Djibouti, USAID/Africa Union, and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance) a) Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (BFEM); b) OE and Program Cost of Operations budget (COB); c) Funds control, funding and obligating program and OE instruments by allocating to the applicable fund accounts and cost of object class codes; and d) Data analysis, and reporting. S/he will directly supervise one FSN Grade 9 OE Accountant/Budget Analyst and serves as a primary backup for the Chief Accountant her/his absence and supervises the Accounting Section and Payment Section at USAID/Ethiopia. S/he oversees all facets of discharging the budgeting, accounting, payments and reporting aspects of the Controller’s responsibilities and monitors funds at all budgeting levels. S/he serves as the FSN expert on financial management policies and procedures and provides financial advice to the host governments, US Embassy Officers, bi-lateral donors, international organizations, as well as Mission Directors and other senior USAID Officers. S/he also serves as the alternate backup for the Accounting Systems Coordinator and project accountants, and responsible for GWA and SF 224 reporting, vendor code creation and modification, establishes funds availability on the Declining Balance Cards or other types of cards, if any; and review and provide funds availability clearance on all instruments via systems such as Phoenix, E2i, ILMS/ARIBA and or other systems that the Agency deems necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, the applicant must possess the following:

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from accredited University is required.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of professional experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management is required. At least 3 years of this experience should have been in development assistance or related work with the U.S. Government or host government or civil society organizations or other donor agencies or the private sector.

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) reading and speaking of English is required. Level IV (fluent) in Amharic and/or other local languages also required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must have a thorough grasp of professional level accounting principles, practices and theories. Must have a good knowledge, or the potential to quickly gain such knowledge, of the principles and accepted procedures of the U.S. Government accounting, budgeting, and reporting systems as well as the USAID project accounting policies and procedures. Incumbent must be familiar, or be able to quickly become familiar, with USAID organization and operations and the laws, regulations and processes associated with USAID financial management.

A high level of analytical and decision-making abilities and sound judgment are required. Must be able to independently develop and analyze operating budgets. Must have strong interpersonal skills and maintain

effective working relationships with USAID staff as well as other personnel. Strong Microsoft Excel and Word, database skills and working knowledge of computerized accounting system is required.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a completed form {Universal Application for Employment (DS-174)} along with the credential documents to USAID/Ethiopia, Human Resources Office via the email address Each applicant must fully explain his/her job-related duties and qualifications on the application form in order to provide for an accurate evaluation of his/her education, training, and experience. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, or membership in an employee organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please notify the Agency. Applicants who are not contacted within thirty days after the final filing date are to assume that their applications were not accepted.

For your application to be considered, the following documents must be submitted:-

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter;
  • Completed and Signed Application for Employment Official Form–DS-174 found here;
  • Current Resume/CV;
  • Copies of credential documents (i.e., degree, training certificates, etc.);
  • Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.govand the email subject must say – Vacancy 21/16 Budget Analyst,
  • Please submit the application only once; and
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the date of filing at local Ethiopian time 5 p.m.

Application letters and Form DS-174 must be signed. Incomplete and unsigned applications/forms will not be considered.

Applications will be initially screened by the Human Resources Office to determine whether applicants have met the advertised minimum qualifications. A list of qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring office for further consideration and screening. Final selection of candidates will be made and those selected will be invited to an interview in order to select the best-qualified candidate.

The USAID Mission assumes no liability for the loss or mishandling of applications. For additional information about the position and/or the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 011 130 6002 ext. 6031, 6035 or 6043.

NOTE: The application form is available free of charge upon request and are also available for download from the internet The final selection of a candidate is based solely on the advertised qualification in a competitive process. Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

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