Director of Administration and Finance – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Governance Institutions and Policy (WASH-GIP), Zambia

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
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Tetra Tech International Development Services

Director of Administration and Finance – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Governance Institutions and Policy (WASH-GIP), Zambia

Tetra Tech International Development Services ( headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Director of Administration and Finance (DAF) position on a USAID funded program in Zambia.

Position Description/Summary: The purpose of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Governance Institutions and Policy (WASH-GIP) Activity is to facilitate private sector-driven sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, strengthen the enabling environment through accountability and citizens engagement in underserved areas of Zambia (Northern, Western and Muchinga Provinces) for improved health and economic outcomes.


  • Provide guidance to all staff for complying with the budgetary regulations of Tetra Tech and USAID;
  • Oversee and manage administrative and financial staff;
  • Manage Financial Accounting System 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 Home Office for USAID, as needed;
  • Provide guidance and organize training, as necessary, for staff on relevant USAID, Tetra Tech and Government of Zambia rules and regulations;
  • Participate in project procurement process of goods and consulting services in assisting the procurement process in drafting requests, analyzing proposals, drafting contracts, negotiating contracts and prices, reviewing contractual deliverables for quality and preparing the required documentation;
  • Manage HR lifecycle process and HR records for each employee including employment contracts, employment evaluation forms and annual leave; responsible for compliance with local labor laws;
  • Manage confidential payment of monthly payroll and orders payments of income tax, pension health and unemployment benefits to government funds;
  • Manage project property and resources in compliance with USAID and Tetra Tech ARD Home Office guidelines and regulations, including submission of monthly and other periodic reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration, accounting, finance, or similar field is required;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in financial management and administration;
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience in senior supervisory role related to accounting, payroll procurement and logistical support services;
  • Experience providing contractual and financial oversight to donor and USAID funded projects between $10-$20 million;
  • Experience with procurement required;
  • Experience with grants preferred;
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to work effectively in fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Detail-oriented and ability to prioritize tasks and support program implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols;
  • Accounting/audit certifications preferred;
  • English language fluency (oral and written) is required;
  • Zambian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application explaining qualifications for position;
  • CV/Resume in reverse chronological format

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Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees – 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.  Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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