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Finance and Grants Manager, Judicial Reform Project

Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Sri Lanka
Last Date: September 20, 2011
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Finance and Grants Manager, Judicial Reform Project, Sri Lanka

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. MSI is 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/Proposal Summary:
USAID’s Sri Lanka Increased Accountability in the Legal System (IALS) Program is a three year project that will promote stabilization in post-conflict Sri Lanka by supporting the institutional capacity development of the Ministry of Justice, the Judges Training Institute, and the Legal Aid Commission. It will aim to improve the management and efficacy of the Sri Lanka legal system and access to justice in conflict-affected and marginalized communities.

Position Summary:
The Finance and Grants Manager will be responsible for managing the award of grants and ensure that the project and grant finances comply with all USAID/Sri Lankan financial requirements, regulations, and processes. S/he will report to the Chief of Party.

**Please note: This is a local position. Candidates must have Sri Lankan citizenship. **

• Establish and manage a financial system and a set of protocols that enable transparency, accountability and accuracy;
• Support the senior management in meeting USAID administrative requirements (budget preparation and tracking, financial management, agreement management);
• Advise and assist in the design, development, and implementation of grants to local partners;
• Draft monthly and quarterly financial reports which discloses burn-rate to USAID COTR;
• Present financial progress reports at quarterly meetings;
• Train, as necessary, staff and partners in aspects related to financial systems, protocols, or policies;
• Work closely with home office finance staff; and
• Supervise local finance staff.

• An undergraduate degree in management or a related field or a professional qualification in accountancy;
• A minimum of three years’ experience in the management of programs funded by the US government, including experience managing finance for USAID funded projects Demonstrated leadership skills;
• In depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations;
• Fluency in English.

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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