Abt Associates Finance Assistant / Finance Officer - HFIP Ethiopia in Ethiopia

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.


The USAID-funded Health Financing Improvement Program seeks to strengthen the health financing functions and systems to support universal health coverage of quality primary health care (PHC) services for Ethiopian citizens. Project objectives include increasing domestic resource mobilization for enhanced provision of quality PHC services, streamlining pooling of risk-sharing/insurance mechanisms for wider access to PHC services with reduced financial barriers, facilitating strategic purchasing of health services from public and private health providers, and improving governance, management and evidence-generation for health financing reforms and health facilities.

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Finance Officer to support the HFIP project in Ethiopia. Under the supervision of the Finance and Operations Director, the Finance Officer is responsible for undertaking finance tasks including recording financial transactions, preparing periodic financial statements and reports, and keeping accounts books records up-to-date. The position is based in Program’s central office in Addis Ababa.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Record all expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the Abt site office’s financial tracking/recording program (currently Quicken) after review by the Finance Manager. Post transactions to the appropriate tasks
  • Prepare payment vouchers and corresponding checks/payments
  • Prepare periodic financial reports, as advised
  • Prepare monthly payroll and other regular payments with due consideration to deductions (for advances, loans, taxes, etc.)
  • Monitor petty cash use/payments
  • Follow-up and settle government taxes and related outstanding issues in a timely manner
  • Assist the Finance Manager in ensuring that the books of accounts are up-to-date and in order at all times, and readily available for reference and audit, when required
  • Establish a system to control office supplies usage and maintain a re-order level and a safety stack system
  • Assist with logistics and/or project events, as needed
  • Adhere to USAID regulations, Abt Associates policies and procedures, and Ethiopian laws for all of the above

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or other relevant field
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in program accounting and book-keeping
  • Computer literacy in MS Word and MS Excel, and knowledge of Quicken or similar accounting software is required (QuickBooks, Peachtree)
  • USAID experience and knowledge of FARs and AIDARs is highly desirable
  • Experience in logistics and/or event planning is desirable
  • A self-starter that is able to perform independently is preferred
  • Fluency in Amharic and English language proficiency is required

Minimum Qualifications

  • (2+) years of experience and bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm's values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.