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U.S. Peace Corps / Burkina Faso

01 BP 6031, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso

e-mail: [email protected]


 The United States Peace Corps Burkina Faso is recruiting a Senior Financial Assistant (SFA) for a full time contract position based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Fluent French and a high level of spoken and written English are required. Final salary will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications and salary history in similar positions.



 The Senior Financial Assistant (SFA) is a PSC, Personal Services Contractor. The SFA, working under the direct supervision of the Director of Management & Operations (DMO), is responsible for the accounting, reconciliation and documentation of all Peace Corps Burkina Faso financial transactions, including contracts and directly oversees the Voucher Examiner. This is a multi-function position requiring a great degree of planning, flexibility, organization, and ethics. The SFA deals directly with the Office of International Financial Operations (IFO)/Washington, local banks and vendors, staff, lessors, and Volunteers.  In performance of these duties, the incumbent reads, becomes expert on, and carries out all duties in accordance with relevant administrative management matters contained in applicable Peace Corps Manual sections and the Overseas Financial Management Handbook (OFMH). Tasks may include, but not be limited to, complex and specialized functions of allotment, accounting, voucher examining, payrolling, budgeting, and financial procedures; conducting in-service training; and overseeing staff and projects in the absence of the DMO.  Acts as senior adviser to the DMO in implementation of Peace Corps policies and procedures, particularly in relation to local law.  Routine work will be performed with minimum guidance.  As a professional position, it is anticipated that at times the duties and deadlines of this position may require the incumbent to work beyond normal working hours.


 Education: University degree, in Business Administration or Finance or in Accounting.

Work Experience: At least five years of related work experience in accounting or finance required.  Ten or more years of related work experience preferred

Language Proficiency: Proficiency in oral and written communication in both English and French; ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex transactions, policies, procedures, issues and inquiries in both languages

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the Peace Corps Manual Section 760, Peace Corps Overseas Financial Management Handbook, 4 FAM, and other applicable United State Government rules and regulations pertaining to financial operations preferred

Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to manage accounting records and analyze financial transactions, records, and reports. Demonstrated ability to develop and follow complex budgets.  Ability to meet deadlines, meticulous work habits, attention to detail, and the highest level of integrity and honesty required. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, word processing, and spreadsheet software required;

Candidates should send a CV (in English) with the name and telephone number and/or email address of three references,  and letter of motivation (in English) addressing all of the minimum qualifications to:

Director of Management and Operation (DMO)

Corps de la Paix

01 B.P. 6031 Ouagadougou 01

 Complete Scope of Work can be consulted at the Peace Corps Office.


Please do not apply to this position without first having read the complete Statement of Work for the position, which details the required qualifications and is available from our office or email at [email protected]) to request the full scope of work if interested.

 Email is the preferred form of application. Please create an application packet which should include your C.V., accompanied by a thoughtful cover letter (both in English), outlining how your skills and experience demonstrate the required qualifications.

 Please use the following conventions:

  • Subject line of email: Position Title (fill in the title of the position you are applying for)
  • File name of your Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_Cover_Letter.doc
  • File name of your CV: yourfirstname_yourlastname_CV.doc

 In your cover letter, please detail the earliest date you would be available if accepted for the position, and your current/most recent salary. Application packets for this position should be sent by email to [email protected] or may be delivered by hand to the Peace Corps office located in sector 13 behind the Red Cross. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Only qualified candidates accepted for an interview will be contacted.

 All Applications must be received no later than 12h00 on March 10, 2017.


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