Embassy Accra recruits 01 USAID Voucher Examiner
Announcement Number : Accra-2021-022Hiring Agency : Embassy AccraPosition Title : USAID Voucher Examiner ([72062421R100013 ] All Interested Candidates)Open Period : – 08/31/2021Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone : GMTSeries/Grade : LE – 0420 8Salary : GHS ¢66,613 – GHS ¢99,912Work Schedule : Full-time -Promotion Potential : LE-8Duty Location(s) : 1 in Accra, GHTelework Eligible : No
For More Info : HR Section000-000-0000AccraHR@state.gov
OverviewHiring Path :• Open to the publicWho May Apply/Clarification From the Agency :
All interested candidates eligible to work in Ghana. Cooperating Country National (CCN) is defined as an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.
Security Clearance Required :Moderate Risk Public TrustAppointment TypeTemporaryAppointment Type Details :The period of performance is five (5) years, estimated to start November 2021.Marketing Statement :USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.
For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov
Summary :The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.
Supervisory Position : NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed : NoDutiesThe position is located in the Regional Financial Management Office (RFMO), Payment Section in USAID West Africa Mission. The position is responsible for performing a full range of examining, analysis and processing payments for a variety of complex vouchers. The primary purpose of this position is to examine and process vouchers and invoices from multi-million dollar, long-term technical assistance contractors and grantees, both direct and host country, for USAID project and non-project activities and administrative operations, recommending for payment or indicating required clarification or justification; and to control and monitor payment requests and disbursements for USAID project and non-project activities and administrative operations to which assigned.
Qualifications and EvaluationsRequirements:Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
Post Entry Training: On-the-job training with the Regional Financial Management Office in the Phoenix Accounting System. A training plan will be developed for the employee.
Education Requirements:Completion of Secondary Schooling, and an additional two years of post-secondary study in Business Administration Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Management is required.
Evaluations:Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
The evaluation and selection criteria of the selected candidate will be based on a review of his/her qualifications, work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, and level of language required. The applicants who obtain the highest score based on the criteria defined will be interviewed and may also be required to pass a written test (depending on the TEC Chairperson’s decision). The security clearance and medical clearance is required for the top-ranking candidate, after conducting and receiving the positive reference checks.
Prior work experience (40%)
Job Knowledge (20%)
Skills and Abilities (40%)
Total Possible Points : 100 points.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Qualifications:Experience: At least three to five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, financial management or a closely related field is required.
Job Knowledge: Good general knowledge of accounting office operations is required.
Skills: Must have the ability to analyze numerous accounting records and determine the need for various types of entries and adjustments; to reconcile and balance accounts and to relate the purpose and objectives of projects to their costs and fiscal requirements. Ability to utilize data processing techniques and strong interpersonal skills are also required.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Language proficiency may be tested.
Benefits and Other InfoBenefits:Agency Benefits:As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a CCNPSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:
Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
Annual and Sick leave
Annual Bonus Salary Advance (0% interest)
Social Security Contributions
Local and American Holidays
Social Security Contribution
ALLOWANCES (as applicable):
The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Ghanaian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Ghanaian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.
In accordance with Mission policy and local labor laws.
USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms
Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs
Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations
How to ApplyHow to Apply:
Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Local Time (LT) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this vacancy announcement. An alternative application method will be provided upon approval of the hardship notification. After this time, requests to apply via alternative methods will not be granted.
The evaluation & selection criteria of the selected candidate will be based on the following;
Prior work experience (40%): At least three to five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, financial management or a closely related field is required.
Job Knowledge (20%): Expert knowledge of basic accounting and financial principles and office operations are required.
Skills and Abilities (40%): Must have the ability to analyze numerous accounting records and determine the need for various types of entries and adjustments; to reconcile and balance accounts and to relate the purpose and objectives of projects to their costs and fiscal requirements. Ability to utilize data processing techniques and strong interpersonal skills are also required.
Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online or alternative methods, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.
To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must create an account in ERA in order to apply for this position.
Applicants must attach (1) signed cover letter (2) current resume with at least three references (3) relevant educational certificates, (4) a supplementary document addressing the evaluation factors and (5) a signed Form AID 309-2 Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracting (PSC) available on the internet.
Required Documents :In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
Signed cover letter
Current resume with at least three references
Relevant educational certificates
A supplementary document addressing the evaluation factors
A signed Form AID 309-2 Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracting (PSC) available on the internet.
Next Steps :After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be scored.
A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate.The Agency retains the right to cancel or amend the solicitation and associated actions at any stage of the recruitment process.Reference checks will be conducted by Human Resources only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application Letter.Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARDThe Contracting Officer (CO) will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award:1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)2. Security Clearance3. Finger Print Card (FD-258)
For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana.