Finance and Operations Officer - Democracy International

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Finance and Operations Officer - Democracy International

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Democracy International (DI) is seeking to hire a Finance and Operations Officer for the five-year Performance Accountability Activity in Ghana funded by USAID. This activity focuses on strengthening civil society oversight of and feedback into government performance in public service delivery and supporting the government, especially at the local level, and public service providers to be more responsive to citizen demand in delivering quality essential services.

This is based on the premise that citizen action and engagement are critical for ensuring that the government delivers quality services with increased accountability. This will be a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana. This position is only open to Ghanaian citizens.

The Finance and Operations Officer will help support and assist in the management of all finance and administration for the project. The officer will also ensure all financial transactions are properly documented and performed in full compliance with DI and USAID accounting regulations, US federal procurement regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.



They will report to the Finance and Operations Manager. The successful candidate must be a development professional and have demonstrated expertise in managing finance and administration for US Government-funded programming.

Essential Job Duties

The Finance & Operations Officer will work with the DI team to assist all finance and administration of the Activity’s operations in Ghana. Under the supervision of the Finance & Operations Manager and the Chief of Party (COP) the Finance and Operations Officer will:

  • Record financial transactions and perform book-keeping and archiving activities, including reconciliations;
  • Perform financial transaction records, audit and integrity checks in a timely manner;
  • Assist Finance and Operations  Department in all aspects of operations and financial records, including bank transactions, tax reporting, accounts reconciliations and audit and bill processing and vendor payments;
  • Work with supervisors to ensure program compliance with relevant USAID regulations and mission orders;
  • Contribute to timely report writing and editing;
  • Support tracking of project finances and deliverable timelines;
  • Maintain sound financial and operations relationships with USAID and the Activity’s partners to ensure teams are adequately supported;
  • Other similar responsibilities DI and/or the COP might reasonably request.


This position reports to Finance & Operations Manager.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, accounting, business management or other related field preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably within a U.S. Government/USAID project environment;
  • Sound knowledge of Ghana VAT and Income Tax regulations;
  • Excellent command of English, verbal and writing;



  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including advanced expertise in Excel;
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks or a demonstrated ability to quickly become a competent Quickbooks user;
  • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision;
  • Good interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities;
  • Well-organized, strong filing and archiving skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and a strong commitment to meeting deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics, transparency, and accountability in program implementation;
  • Proven integrity and thorough attention to details are inherent to this position.
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