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Director of Administration and Finance for Pacific Islands Climate Finance Activity

International Development
18800000947 Requisition #

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Director of Administration and Finance position on a USAID-funded program in the Pacific Islands.


The goal of the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Finance Activity to improve adaptation and mitigation ability for regional bodies and national governments in the 12 countries of the Pacific Islands where USAID works (i.e., the Federated States of Micronesia [FSM], Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands [RMI], Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) by a) mobilizing climate finance and b) improved climate finance management. The Director of Administration and Finance is responsible for the project’s administrative operations including finance, human resource management, contract/grants compliance, procurement and office administration while ensuring compliance with USAID, local laws, and Tetra Tech rules and regulations. The potential full-time position will be based in Suva, Fiji for the full life of project (anticipated five years).



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

* Financial management 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 Tetra Tech Home Office for USAID as needed;

* Provide guidance and leadership for project compliance efforts including audit preparations;

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

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

* Manage confidential payment of monthly payroll and orders payments of income tax, pension health and unemployment benefits to government funds.

* Participate in project grants-under-contract (GUC) processes as requested, including GUC design, award, implementation and closeout;

* Supervise project administration and finance team members.


* Bachelor’s degree or in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant discipline is required.

* At least seven (7) years of experience providing administrative leadership and oversight to all aspects of development project operations – grants management experience highly desirable.

* 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 ability to prioritize tasks and support program implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols. 

* Accounting/audit certifications highly preferred;

* Familiarity with grants-under-contract within a USAID project context is preferred;

* Advanced Excel skills and experience with Quickbooks required;

* Professional fluency (written, oral) in English required. 

* Candidates from the Pacific Islands are strongly encouraged to apply.



To be considered, please submit the following:

·         Cover Letter

·         CV in reverse chronological format


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.


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

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.


Key Words: Proposal and Tender opportunities, ARD 188, Environment and Natural Resource

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