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Director of Administration and Finance for El Salvador Local Governance Activity

International Development
18800001043 Requisition #

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Director of Administration and Finance position on an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in El Salvador.


Position Description/Summary:
The goal of this project is to support targeted Salvadoran municipalities to improve service delivery and achieve financial sustainability. El Salvador’s ongoing consolidation of municipalities will present opportunities to strengthen effectiveness, accountability, and citizen-responsiveness, including in the areas of climate change, planning for equitable growth, private sector engagement, public participation and social inclusion.


Working under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the Director of Administration and Finance will be experienced in, and responsible for, the project’s administrative operations including finance, human resource management, contract compliance, procurement and office administration while ensuring compliance with USAID, local laws, and Tetra Tech rules and regulations. This would be a full-time position based in San Salvador for the full life of project (anticipated five years).



* Support the DCOP to provide guidance to all staff for complying with the budgetary regulations of Tetra Tech and USAID;

* Manage Financial Accounting System including managing cash flow, tracking expenditures and preparing monthly financial reports in compliance with USAID and Tetra Tech requirements and regulations;

* Provide financial and budgetary information to the Home Office and to USAID as needed;

* Provide guidance and organize training, as necessary, for staff on relevant USAID, Tetra Tech and Government of El Salvador rules and regulations;

* Provide support to compliance efforts including audit preparations;

* Participate in project procurement processes for goods and consulting services, including drafting requests, analyzing proposals, drafting contracts, negotiating contracts and prices, reviewing contractual deliverables for quality and preparing the required documentation;

* Manage HR records for each employee including employment contracts, employment evaluation forms and annual leave;

* Manage confidential payment of monthly payroll and oversees payments of income tax, pension health and unemployment benefits to government funds;
* Supervise project administration and finance team members.


* University degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, and/or some other relevant discipline is required;

* Minimum seven (7) years’ experience providing administrative leadership and oversight to all aspects of development project operations; grants management experience highly desirable;

* Minimum of three (3) years working experience in a supervisory role related to accounting, payroll, procurement and logistical support services;
* Work experience providing contractual and financial oversight to USAID-funded projects of similar size and complexity;
* Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment;
* Detail oriented and able to prioritize tasks and support program implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols;
* Accounting/audit certifications highly preferred;
* Advanced Excel skills and experience with Quickbooks required;
* Professional fluency in Spanish is required; English skills preferred;

* El Salvador nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV


Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.


Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.



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