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Accountant/Bookkeeper, Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Contract

Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Islamabad
Last Date: September 11, 2011
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Accountant/Bookkeeper, Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Contract, Islamabad

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. In 2008, MSI joined Coffey International, Ltd., becoming part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.
For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary:
In June 2011, MSI was awarded the Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Contract (IMEC). On IMEC, MSI will provide verification, monitoring and evaluation, reporting throughout Pakistan, and across all projects that USAID is supporting. The goal is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism.

Position Summary:
The Accountant/Bookkeeper for the IMEC project office is responsible for the payment and tracking of all costs incurred under the project in Pakistan. Costs need not only to be described and kept accountable by the maintenance of receipts, but also allocated to the correct place in the project’s budget. This position requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks, as well as a familiarity with Pakistani business practices.

** Please note that this is a local position. Only local citizens are eligible to apply.**

• Report to Senior Office Manager;
• Confirm allocability of all costs incurred under IMEC project;
• Payment of bills to local vendors;
• Maintain receipts for all payments made to local vendors;
• Review monthly accounting reports to headquarters;
• Record petty cash balance; and
• Other responsibilities as assigned by Chief of Party and Senior Office Manager

• CPA/degree in Accounting required;
• Must have significant experience using Excel and Quickbooks;
• Fluency in English and Urdu; fluency in other regional languages desired;
• Knowledge of FAR, ADS, and USAID procurement regulations desired;
• Exhibit the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (writing and speaking);
• Highly organized work habits, attention to detail;
• Willing to travel to field offices, as needed; and
• Experience working with the US Agency for International Development and other international donors desired.

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

To apply, please visit our website:


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