Tetra Tech International Seeks Regional Finance Officer - USAID SEA Project

Tetra Tech International seeks applications Regional Finance Officer positions on the newly awarded USAID SEA -  project

Project overview
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project is a five-year contract that supports the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project will 1) enhance conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners that includes Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) and WWF-Indonesia (WWF). The SEA Project will run from March 2016 through March 2021.

The SEA Project is predicated on an ecosystem approach to fisheries and marine resources management, which implies that it will integrate across sectors and assist in the development of plans and implementation actions that address biophysical, governance and socio-economic concerns.  To accomplish this vision of ecosystem approach and integration, it will need to formulate a consistent level of baseline information for project areas so that actions and longer-term plans will truly address the underlying issues and threats to the geographic areas of focus.  Such an approach will also provide a model for other areas in Indonesia and a systematic means of scaling up coastal and marine resource management by local districts, provinces and the national government.

The SEA Project will implement activities in the three provinces —West Papua, North Maluku, and Maluku Provinces—that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Zone WWP-715. This zone was chosen to be the site of the SEA Project because of the area’s high marine biodiversity, status as a national priority area for fisheries, the presence of small island provinces/districts, high rates of extreme poverty and high vulnerability to climate change. The project will also operate at a national scale to support specific activities of the Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries

Positions available
Tetra Tech is currently seeking candidate to fill Regional Finance Officer long-term positions at Ambon on this exciting new project. If you are interested and qualified for the following please send a cover letter expressing your interest and main qualifications for the position and your latest CV to Jobs@SEA-Indonesia.org by August 25, 2016. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email. Note: position titles may be adjusted to reflect level of experience of selected candidates.

Regional Finance Officer
The Accounting Officer will assist the Finance Manager in preparing financial statement and annual accounts of the project and:
  • Compile and analyze financial information for the preparation of financial statement, monthly and annual accounts, which include but not limited to: 
    • Bank/account reconciliation
    • Journal entries and general ledger operations 
    • Monthly financial reports
    • Accurate and timely financial reports 
    • Financial data bases
    • Scanning of all financial documents and maintenance of quality for reporting purposes
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with USAID policies and procedures 
  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities.
  • Assist Finance Manager for preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Manage filing of financial and accounting records
  • Perform other related finance tasks as required
Minimum qualifications for Accounting Officer:
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Minimum 3 years of experience performing similar duties as an Accountant
Experience in project/accounting/financial management. Experience in project financed by USAID and in a financial audit process is an advantage. Experience working with accounting software Quickbooks is an advantage.