Job Announcement

Job Posting: National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization, which works around the world to strengthen and expand democracy.   NDI has been working in Cambodia since 1992 providing technical assistance to both civic and political organizations.

NDI is currently seeking applicants for two positions:

Senior Subgrants Officer

NDI seeks a qualified Senior Subgrants Officer with experience working in the democracy and governance sector to implement activities under a four-year, USAID-funded Cambodia Democratic Reforms program. The Senior Subgrants Officer will work in close collaboration with NDI local partner organizations to implement financial and organizational capacity strengthening activities.

Senior Subgrants Officer is responsible for:
• Designing and overseeing all organizational development capacity activities including assessments, trainings and post-training monitoring and support, including evaluation;
• Assessing financial management capacity of sub-recipients and developing an action plan to close identified gaps in financial management practices;
• Developing and implementing training curriculum and strategies tailored to the Cambodian context for the sub-recipients’ finance, accounting and program staff;
• Assisting partners with strategic planning, annual budget preparation, and utilization of budget monitoring tools;
• Ensuring continuous support is provided to the financial managers of sub-recipient organizations;
• Coordinating the adaption of automated accounting systems by partners, and leading trainings;
• Monitoring sub-recipients to ensure the accuracy of financial information and safeguard against fraud. This entails routinely monitoring financial reports for unusual activities or transactions, and investigating anomalies or unusual transactions;
• Overseeing follow-up of USAID required audit reports to ensure that any inconsistencies are resolved;
• Coordinating with the Chief of Party and other program staff to ensure cohesion and communication across all program activities;
• Managing relevant program staff and consultants;
• Providing annual progress reports to the Chief of Party.

• Fluency in English (written and spoken);
• Bachelor’s degree in public administration and/or financial management (Master’s degree preferred);
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in financial management and/or accounting (elections experience a plus);
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in advising/implementing/developing strategic and operational plans and budgets for civil society organizations;
• Demonstrated experience in assessing local partners’ institutional capacity; developing training modules, materials and tools in operational and financial management; delivering trainings; and mentoring/coaching of national trainers;
• Demonstrated experience supporting financial management systems of host country institutions to promote sustainability and qualify for direct donor assistance;
• Demonstrated experience working with civil society and supporting democracy and governance initiatives in developing countries, preferably in Asia;
• Knowledge of USAID and U.S. government rules and regulations;
• Knowledge of the automated accounting systems (Quicken) a plus.

Subgrants Project Assistant
NDI has an immediate opening for a Subgrants Project Assistant in its Accounting Department. We request a commitment of 40 hours per week.   The Subgrants Project Assistant will work under the Senior Subgrants Officer to implement activities under a four-year, USAID-funded Cambodia Democratic Reforms program.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following:
• Performing the initial review of subgrantee financial reports by verifying receipts, allowable and unallowable costs as per USAID’s rules;
• Updating subgrantees’ tracking spreadsheets;
• Performing administrative duties such as filing documents, scanning, and sending facsimiles;
• Communicating with subgrantees to clarify budgetary questions and troubleshoot reporting issues;
• Other tasks that arise based on the needs of the department.

Education and/or experience:
• A degree in Accounting or Finance from a four-year university;
• Two years of relevant work experience or completed Master’s degree –  in Accounting, Finance, or related field – preferred;
• Knowledge of automated accounting systems (Quicken) a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities:
• Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and Excel spreadsheets;
• Fluency in English;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Strong affinity for numbers and figures;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Ability to receive direction and constructive feedback;
• Ability to work well in a team.

This position is intended for a Khmer national with English language skills.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their application and CV highlighting relevant experience to Chhay Kong at [email protected]   Applicants for the Senior Subgrants Officer position should also include contact information for three references.   All application materials should be submitted in English.   Please indicate “Senior Subgrants Officer application,” or “Subgrants Project Assistant application” in the email subject line.

Closing Date: March 18, 2016

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be notified for an interview.   No telephone inquiries please.   CV and writing samples are not returnable.