RTI International is an independent
organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research
that improves the human condition.
With a worldwide staff of more than
4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full
spectrum of multidisciplinary services.
Universities in North Carolina
founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
RTI is currently seeking to fill a vacancy
for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity which is part
of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger
In this regard, USAID is partnering
with RTI International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative
agreement – KCDMS Activity – to help increase agricultural production and
reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya.
The project will also spur
competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy
We seek to recruit a Finance
Assistant to be based in the Nairobi office.
The primary role for this position is to process day to
day accounting transactions for the project. The position is specifically
responsible for processing KCDMS staff advances, review of expense reports,
preparation of advance status report and processing reimbursements to various
beneficiaries. The position will also work with the administration team to
receive and review invoices for payment processing.
Keying in of financial transactions
in Quick Books is a key role for this position.
Process KCDMS staff advance requests
based on approvals.
Review and reconcile KCDMS staff
expense reports. Follow up with staff to clear/clarify any outstanding items
and ensure all advances are liquidated within the policy deadlines.
Prepare reimbursements and other
allowances for KCDMS activities.
Prepare payment vouchers ensuring
that all the required support documents are attached.
Load payments onto Stanchart platform
and follow up for prompt release of funds to vendors
Key financial transactions (advances,
expense reports, beneficiaries’ reimbursements) and other financial
transactions in QB accounting system. Ensure relevant documents have been
scanned and linked to the transactions.
Identify any errors with advances or
expense reports and work with the supervisor to pass correcting journals.
Perform field audit visits when
Ensure all financial transactions are
filed sequentially in well labelled box files after booking into QB.
Minimum Required Education &
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of
experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA Part II is an added advantage.
Skills & Abilities
Excellent knowledge of MS Word,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work well with others
Ability to listen and communicate
well both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently
Attention to detail and accuracy
How to Apply
Community Engagement Advisor, Ethiopia
International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving
the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
organization provides research, development, and technical services to
government and commercial clients in more than 75 countries.
East Africa Energy Program (EAEP) is a four-year project to increase on-grid
electricity access, accelerate private sector investment, and improve the
enabling environment of the power sector in East Africa.
International leads implementation of the program, which is funded by Power
Africa, a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID).
International seeks to recruit a Community Engagement Advisor to be based in
Ethiopia for this program.
Engagement Advisor will be responsible for building capacity in the Ethiopia’s
electric utilities to improve community relationships understanding and
communication regarding energy-related issues.
position may have responsibilities across the East Africa region but will be
based in Ethiopia.
To partner with power utilities in
identifying gaps related to community and stakeholder engagement in development
of power projects;
To strengthen community engagement
practices and planning to address challenges and avoid project delays or
Provide technical leadership and
drafting of community engagement deliverables (e.g. review of documents,
development of terms of reference, roll out of strategies etc.);
Support utilities to identify
strategies that promote community and develop tools to enhance service delivery
in the power sector;
Support utilities to identify,
strengthen and develop accountability tools that support dialogue, advocacy and
Contribute to project efforts related
to community engagement in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation of
To network with stakeholders in the
power sector and support in the implementation of laws, policies acts and
legislations relevant to the energy sector.
To assist power utilities to
successfully communicate important issues (such as tariff increases,
electricity theft, land rights issues) to relevant communities;
Participate in strategic meetings
with the utilities to understand the issues communities face in terms of
service delivery and energy access; and
Ensure that power utility policies,
and associated implementation plans, integrate marginalized and indigenous
community considerations and embrace gender equity across all offices and in
Required minimum qualification and experience
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science,
Community Development, Development Studies, Business, or other relevant field.
Minimum of 6 years of experience
working with the local governance energy projects in Ethiopia to strengthen and
develop mechanisms for engagement of civil society in advocacy and oversight
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Exceptional project management
Exceptional and demonstrated ability
to understand and communicate diverse perspectives across stakeholders;
Demonstrated understanding of the
energy sector in Ethiopia (preferably on-grid energy);
Demonstrated ability to identify
problems and propose meaningful solutions required; fluent understanding of
social and ethnic issues in Ethiopia is essential;
Excellent oral and written skills in
English is required; and
Excellent oral and written
communication skills in Amharic is preferred
How to Apply
candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae via the below link
1st January 2020 at 5.00 p.m.
shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Female candidates are highly
encouraged to apply
applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI
International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI
International. If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment,
please immediately email [email protected]