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Finance Officer, PAJ

International Development
21600001703 Requisition #

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.


Project Summary:

The Jordan Public Accountability and Justice Strengthening Activity (PAJ) is designed to strengthen accountability systems, procedures, and mechanisms within the Government of Jordan and judicial institutions and enhance their ability to serve and communicate effectively with the public. It also fosters awareness and pressure by civil society organizations, the public, and the private sector on the government’s adherence to the law and its international commitments to govern in an accountable manner that safeguards the rights of vulnerable populations.


**Please note: Only Jordanian citizens are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Finance Officer will serve as part of the operations team under the PAJ in Jordan and will carry out duties designed to meet the objectives of the project. The Finance Officer will perform under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration.



  • Maintain and update accounting and financial control systems in accordance with U.S government regulations (expenses are reasonable, allowable, and allocable)
  • Manage the preparation and submission of the MSI/PAJ monthly expenditure reports and ensure that they are accurate, complete, and submitted to Director of Operations in a timely manner, in coordination with the Finance Manager.
  • Support the preparation and submission of the monthly fund projections ensuring that they are accurate and complete.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Finance Manager and other senior MSI/Jordan staff for project budget and expense planning.
  • Ensure that transactions are appropriately recorded in a computerized accounting system and ensure MSI accounting and procurement standards, procedures, and policies are followed and implemented.
  • Support audits and financial reviews.
  • Support the Finance Manager in overseeing the project accounting cycle.
  • Prepare disbursement vouchers and cheques/online wire transfers.
  • Interact with vendors, banks, and other officials as needed.
  • Track payments to avoid double payments and analyze cost comparison and cost reasonableness.
  • Input entries to QuickBooks (QB) Accounting System including grants, consultants, petty cash, interns’ payments, etc.
  • Scan and file of monthly financial packages.
  • Update Income and Sales Tax Department (ISTD) tracker.
  • Perform other accounting, financial, and administrative tasks as assigned by the respective supervisor or the Chief of Party (COP).



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required.
  • Minimum one year of experience in accounting, financial management, or a related area required.
  • Experience on USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Fluency in Arabic and proficiency in English required.


MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.


We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.


Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is 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. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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