Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ of experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI’s experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) External Vacancy Announcemnt

Job Position 1 – Accountant Assistant – USAID DRM Activity

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior experience working in an accounting function and environment is desired.
An understanding of and commitment to RTI’s mission and values.
Discreet in the judgment and management of confidential matters, materials, and sensitive issues.
Ability to answer most inquiries and questions independently and follow up on requests in an efficient manner.
Ability to resolve problem situations is a tactful and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, and ability to deal with persons of diverse cultures.
Ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures and apply them with consistency in various circumstances.
Ability to follow guidelines and controls required of the position.
Ability to function independently and carry out routine responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Must be proficient in MS Excel and working knowledge of accounting software is preferable.
Ability to monitor the progress of a project against milestones or deadlines double-check the accuracy of information to discover weaknesses or missing data and strive for high-quality performance.
Excellent management, communication, and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); flexibility and capacity to multi-task.
Verbal and written fluency in English is required.
Ability to travel and work throughout Ethiopia in difficult terrain/conditions at times.
Duty Station: This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will report to the Finance Manager.
Deadline: July 20/24

Responsibilities
Provide functional support for RTI’s finance and accounting procedures.
Support the finance and accounting team in the preparation and submission of monthly expense reports to the RTI home office.
Support the Accountant and Finance Manager in consolidating monthly, quarterly and annual expenditure projections
Review project expenditures and financial transactions to ensure they comply with RTI policies and procedures, the terms of the agreement, and donor rules and regulations.
Support the compilation of expense support documents and prepare expenses for payment
Reconcile cash accounts for field offices.
Support the cash management functions required in maintaining RTI bank accounts and managing petty cash accounts.
Follow up with regional offices to ensure that bi-weekly expense reports are submitted within the deadline.
Support the finance team in the preparation of tax withholding vouchers, reconciliation with the ledger, and timely declaration to the Ministry of Revenues
Support the finance team in preparing USAID VAT refunds and ensure vendors have declared their VAT monthly and submitted to USAID on time.
Reconcile monthly VAT receivables and VAT requested.
Support electronic and physical filing by printing, scanning, and timely uploading of accounting records in a well-organized manner.
Support in conducting routine spot checks and performing audits as required
Flag potential risks and issues and recommend process improvements to the Finance Manager to mitigate risks and improve the quality of reporting.
Support the provision of training materials for regional finance staff.
Perform other tasks as assigned by their supervisor.

Application Link: https://globalcareers-rtiinc.icims.com/jobs/12143/job?mobile=false&width=1270&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-720&jun1offset=-720

Job Position 2 – Accountant – USAID DRM Activity

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience, Master’s degree and 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Professional Accounting training or a Chartered Accountant/Certified Public Accountant certification required.
At least two years of experience working in an accountant function for a USAID project highly preferred.
Experience working with financial and banking institutions in Ethiopia.
Strong understanding and knowledge of labor and tax laws in Ethiopia.
Proven capacity to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and set priorities.
High level of personal and professional integrity, motivation to perform at one’s best.
Proficiency in computer technology and Quick Books accounting software.
Excellent interpersonal communication, team player, ability to maintain confidentiality and compliance.
Excellent organizational skills (attention to detail is required), flexibility and capacity to multi-task.
Verbal and written fluency in English required.
Ability to travel and work throughout Ethiopia in difficult terrain/conditions at times.
Duty Station: This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will report to the Finance Manager.
Deadline: July 20/24

Responsibilities
Provide functional support for the activity’s finance and accounting function.
Track expenses and other financial transactions, mainly involving expense entry, tracking, and record keeping.
Prepare monthly expense reports to the RTI home office.
Coordinate and consolidate the projection of monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project.
Reviews project expenditures and financial transactions to ensure they are in compliance with RTI policies and procedures, the terms of the agreement, and with donor rules and regulations.
Issue payments in a timely manner and enter data into QuickBooks on daily basis.
Coordinate and consolidate the projection of biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and reconcile cash accounts for and from field offices.
Perform the cash management functions required in maintaining RTI bank accounts and manage petty cash accounts.
Follow up with regional offices to ensure bi-weekly expense reports are submitted within the deadline.
Review and submit monthly bank reconciliations for all project countries.
Flag potential risks and issues to Finance Manager and recommend process improvements to mitigate risks and improve quality of reporting.
Oversees the exhaustiveness of the archiving system, ensuring an appropriate level of audit readiness.
Maintain well organized accounting files and perform audits and spots checks.
Manage advances and payable aging within the allowable time frame by closely following-up with requestors.
Prepare Tax withholding vouchers and reconcile with the ledger and timely declare to Ministry of Revenues.
Manage and Prepare USAID VAT refund and ensure venders have declared their VAT on a monthly basis and submitted to USAID on time.
Reconcile monthly VAT receivable and VAT requested.
Preparation of monthly staff payroll.
Perform other tasks as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Application Link: https://globalcareers-rtiinc.icims.com/jobs/12142/job

Job Position 3 – Information Technology Assistant

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of relevant experience, Master’s degree and 1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience supporting Windows PCs, servers, cloud-based applications and networks.
Prior experience as an IT Assistant preferred.
Deadline: July 19/24

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in Windows 10 /11, Windows 2016 and 2019 server / printers etc.
Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines.
Excellent writing and communication skills in English; proficiency in one or more local languages strongly preferred.
Experience in the Lowland regions of Ethiopia preferred.

Job Position 4 – DRM Coordination Lead – USAID DRM Activity

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience, Master’s Degree and 10 years of experience in disaster risk management, development studies, political or social sciences, engineering, and other related fields.
Experience in government-led DRM Coordination mechanism in Ethiopia.
Knowledge of and experience in DRM policy development, review, and reporting.
Excellent management, communication, and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); flexibility and capacity to multi-task.
Verbal and written fluency in English is required.
Ability to travel and work throughout Ethiopia in difficult terrain/conditions at times.
Duty Station: This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will report to the Chief of Party.
Deadline: July 12/24

Responsibilities
To strengthen and coordinate disaster risk management coordination by activity stakeholders in Ethiopia.
Facilitate the establishment of a coordinated system of disaster risk management at regions and woreda level
Provide support to DRM Committees at federal, regional, zones, settlement, and local authorities in Ethiopia.
Support relevant networks to establish/reinforce DRM system strengthening capacities and processes from knowledge sharing, including the systematic mapping of capacities to decentralize DRM coordination at all levels.
Strengthen the capacities of partners, relevant counterparts, and DRM institutions/departments, supporting and facilitating the existing disaster networks and enhancing their roles of monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the government of Ethiopia’s DRM policy and strategy.
Support the government DRM institutions to scale up best practices and lessons learned in the decentralization of DRM coordination and practice at all levels.

Application Link: https://careers.rti.org/jobs/12074?lang=en-us