Budget Specialist

  ARD Inc. KCI Project
  Afghanistan Unspecified 793
Date Posted:Nov 8, 2010
Closing Date:Nov 13, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About ARD Inc. KCI Project:


Tetra Tech ARD a US-based international development firm is implementing a USAID funded project; Kabul City Initiative Project (KCI) in Kabul-Afghanistan. The objectives of this project will be to create effective, responsive, democratic, transparent, accountable, municipal governance in Kabul City. KCI is supporting Kabul Municipality, which consists of a central administration and 22 administrative districts. Tetra Tech ARD will support Kabul City to increase institutional capacity, provide resources that allow Kabul City to deliver visible services, improve infrastructure, and increase city revenues.

Job Summary:


The Budget Specialist to provide planning and implementing activities; obligating fiscal year funds and interpreting pipeline analyses; and ensuring that all program activities are in compliance with USAID policies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Principle Duties and Tasks

On the basis of thorough knowledge of USAID programming policies, practices and procedures, the budget specialist will plan, negotiate and manage KCI program budget by aligning strategic objectives activities.

Provide budget analyses for new project designs, pipeline and ongoing activities including managing to ensure budget accuracy by activity/ account

Formulate and recommend conceptual and strategic approaches to long range plans

Assist all technical team leaders to complete properly budgeting aspects of their planned events/activities

Carry out specific reporting responsibilities on progress toward achieving project activities and objectives of KCI

Job Requirement:


Education: B.A. or equivalent collegiate degree in relevant subject area (e.g., finance, accounting, economics, or public administration

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in a development-related organization and two years of responsible experience in accounting, finance, economics, etc;

Language Excellent Language proficiency in spoken and written Dari, Pashto and English is a requirement

Communication Listen to others, interpreting correctly messages and responding appropriately; pose questions for clarification, and exhibit interest in having two-way communication.

Other Skills Identification, organization, and execution of priority activities and assignments with minimal direct supervision, adjusting priorities as required

Allocation of appropriate amount of time and resources for the completion of assigned tasks

Ability to work collaborative with colleagues at all levels to achieve project goals

Tactfulness, Enthusiasm to the job. Good Human Relation skills, integrity and ability to work under pressure.

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