Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with Equal Access.

Equal Access International (EAI), a non-governmental organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA empowers under-served communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, corporate and individual donors we implement innovative media and community outreach programs that inspire positive social change on issues such as women’s empowerment, human rights, global health issues, youth life skills & livelihoods, and civic participation & governance. EAI operates in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen and Cambodia and has over 175 staff worldwide and a twelve-year track record implementing media and social change projects in challenging locations. 

Current Openings

Billing Analyst

Program Manager – Africa

Finance and Accounting Analyst

Accounting Manager


Billing Analyst

Equal Access International (www.equalaccess.org) is a development communications NGO headquartered in San Francisco with country offices and programs in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan and Cameroon. A communications for social change organization which combines the power of media with grassroots community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world such as women and girls empowerment, youth life-skills and livelihoods, education, human rights, health, and democracy and governance. With over 190 staff worldwide and twelve years’ experience implementing innovative media and social change projects in challenging and remote locations, we seek a San Francisco-based Billing Analyst.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in ensuring that all the accounting information from the field offices are captured in the HQ books and that the supporting documents are appropriate to demonstrate evidence of the expenses
  • Assist in answering inquiries and addressing concerns from the donor and prime partners
  • Assist in the production of reports for tracking the budgets and obligated amounts of the Projects.
  • Assists Program Managers with their questions and concerns
  • Assist in establishing/maintaining current files for reporting, verify for accuracy when process is completed;
  • Assists in the production of reports for the auditors
  • Perform Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Knowledge of General accepted budgeting, accounting and auditing principles, computerized accounting reports, standards and procedures.
  • Record-keeping techniques
  • Technical aspects of budgeting
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite and computerized accounting

ABILITY TO:

  • Analyze and resolve problems and draw accurate conclusions
  • Maintain records; prepare clear and concise financial and accounting analysis reports.
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Manage numerous tasks and maintain organization
  • Work confidentially with discretion
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Read, interpret, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Reporting Relationship:

Billing Analyst reports to the Accountant I, and works closely with the Director of Finance and Accounting

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED Certificate; college level course work in accounting, finance, or business administration preferred; and three years increasingly responsible professional accounting experience.

Compensation:

Exempt position; salary commensurate with experience; health, dental, vision insurance; 401K; 4 weeks paid vacation.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with “Billing Analyst” in the subject line of the email.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by December 11, 2015. Applicants must have the right to work in the U.S. Equal Access does not provide sponsorship.

Equal Access International is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. Equal Access International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Program Manager – Africa

Equal Access International (www.equalaccess.org) seeks a San Francisco-based Program Manager for our growing Africa portfolio. The Program Manager is responsible for management of field programs in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, and/or Nigeria. Management of additional projects elsewhere in Africa may be added. He/she will ensure high quality program delivery and lead local staff in expansion and/or innovation around existing, planned, and new activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advance and develop Equal Access’s programming in West Africa, specifically in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria.
  • Support business development efforts in Africa, primarily Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, including both contributing to and leading new proposal development.
  • Design, plan and assess innovative behavior change media projects, managing activity delivery.
  • Supervise field-based Country Directors; advise and support their management of their country teams, including human resource administration in program countries.
  • Supervise junior HQ-based program staff.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID, State Department and other donor rules and regulations.
  • Develop work plans/GANTT charts, project frameworks and M&E plans; ensure that technical activities are implemented on time and within the allocated budget and scope of work.
  • Deliver high quality quarterly reports and other reporting/M&E requirements; ensure that M&E data is regularly collected and documented to a DQA standard.
  • Implement sustainable solutions to address program vulnerabilities and risks.

This position is an ideal fit for a hardworking, detail oriented and highly motivated candidate with a clear interest in media and/or international development. The ability to establish rapport and achieve goals with a range of internal and external parties is vital.

Professional Experience:
Required:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in international development. Ideally, such experience would include at least 1 year based in Africa and at least 2 years in an international NGO headquarters environment or similar program support role.
  • 2-3 years’ experience managing international development programs focused on Africa or supporting them from a headquarters or regional office.
  • Ability to commit to the mission and vision of Equal Access (available at www.equalaccess.org).
  • Financial, administrative, and strong budget management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree strongly preferred) in relevant technical competency area or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience with M&E, work planning, donor reporting and in administering sub-grants and other partner agreements within the international development sector.
  • Experience in managing USAID and State Department cooperative agreements and contracts and/or working for USAID/State Department.
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations, including the Code of Federal Regulations (22 CFR), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and USAID’s Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR).
  • Experience with non-USG donors, including the UN, DFID, the EU, SIDA, and others.

Preferred:

  • Fluency in French strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of other languages spoken in Africa a plus, particularly Hausa.
  • Experience in international development and community-based initiatives, particularly using local media (radio and TV).
  • Significant experience designing and managing media/communications for development programs.
  • Long-term interest in Africa, peacebuilding, media strengthening, coexistence, and/or countering violent extremism.
  • Education: Master’s degree in relevant discipline.

Ideal Technical Skills:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills; ability to break down complex problems.
  • Strong communicator, both written and oral. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills – experience in interfacing with major strategic partners, government ministries, key multilateral agencies, and local staff.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly motivated and ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work flexibly, outside of normal office hours and in difficult conditions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and email.

Position Details
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. The position will be based either in San Francisco, in Washington, D.C., or in Europe, according to the profile of the chosen candidate, with up to 35% international travel time, sometimes in demanding physical or security situations.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with Program Manager – Africa in the subject line of the email.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by February 15, 2016. This is an exempt full time position. Please note that interviews may begin and a candidate may be chosen prior to this date. Applicants must have the right to work either in the U.S. or in Europe. Equal Access does not provide sponsorship.

About Equal Access International (EAI):
EAI a non-governmental organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA empowers under-served communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, corporate and individual donors we implement innovative media and community outreach programs that inspire positive social change on issues such as women’s empowerment, human rights, global health issues, youth life skills & livelihoods, and civic participation & governance. EAI operates in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen and Cambodia and has over 175 staff worldwide and a twelve-year track record implementing media and social change projects in challenging locations.

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Finance and Accounting Analyst

Equal Access International (www.equalaccess.org) is a development communications NGO headquartered in San Francisco with country offices and programs in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen. A communications for social change organization which combines the power of media with grassroots community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world such as women and girls empowerment, youth life-skills and livelihoods, education, human rights, health, and democracy and governance. With over 190 staff worldwide and twelve years’ experience implementing innovative media and social change projects in challenging and remote locations, we seek a San Francisco-based Deputy Director of Finance and Accounting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assis in ensuring that all the accounting information from the field offices are captured in the HQ books and that the supporting documents are appropriate to demonstrate evidence of the expenses.
  • Assist in preparing invoices, internal and external reports by Project.
  • Assist in the reconciliation of all bank accounts in the field, intercompany accounts between Head Quarters and the field and other necessary reconciliations to ensure that the books at Head Quarters represents the correct financial position of the Company.
  • Assists Program Managers with their questions and concerns.
  • Assist in the production of reports for tracking the budgets and obligated amounts of the Projects.
  • Assist in establishing/maintaining current files for reporting, verify for accuracy when process is completed;
  • Help in the implementation of additional accounting processes required by the Company.
  • Assists in the production of reports for the auditors
  • Perform Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Knowledge of General accepted budgeting, accounting and auditing principles, computerized accounting reports, standards and procedures.
  • Record-keeping techniques
  • Technical aspects of budgeting.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite and computerized accounting

ABILITY TO:

  • Analyze and resolve problems and draw accurate conclusions
  • Maintain records; prepare clear and concise financial and accounting analysis reports.
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Plan and organize work
  • Work confidentially with discretion
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Read, interpret, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Reporting Relationship:

Finance and Accounting Analyst reports to the Accountant I, and works closely with the Director of Finance and Accounting and COO

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED Certificate; college level course work in accounting, finance, or business administration preferred; and three years increasingly responsible professional accounting experience.

Compensation:

Exempt position; salary commensurate with experience; health, dental, vision insurance; 401K; 4 weeks paid vacation.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with “Finance and Accounting Analyst” in the subject line of the email.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by September 13, 2015. Applicants must have the right to work in the U.S. Equal Access does not provide sponsorship.

Equal Access International is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. Equal Access International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Accounting Manager

Equal Access International (www.equalaccess.org) is a development communications NGO headquartered in San Francisco with country offices and programs in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen. A communications for social change organization which combines the power of media with grassroots community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world such as women and girls empowerment, youth life-skills and livelihoods, education, human rights, health, and democracy and governance. With over 190 staff worldwide and twelve years’ experience implementing innovative media and social change projects in challenging and remote locations, we seek a San Francisco-based Deputy Director of Finance and Accounting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and review permanently the accounting to make sure the financial statements represents accurately the financial position of the Organization.
  • Coordinate the necessary adjustments and provide training to colleagues in finance and accounting.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements; calculate NICRA and recognized revenue, prepare reports to manage the operations of the Organization.
  • Supervise / provide training to the Accountants; resolve issues as brought up by accounting staff, provide coaching and mentoring, maintain an awareness of the regulatory environment in which the organization is functioning, and providing information to management as necessary on issues that may affect operations.
  • Special assignments; provide support to users of the accounting software.
  • Assist external and internal auditors in their tasks.
  • Supervise Maintenance of chart of accounts, vendor and donor lists and any other general recordkeeping functions related to financial operations.
  • Oversee and some execution of the daily accounting function of the organization, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash flow management, deposits and expenditures.
  • General interface with the Programs Department on financial matters as required.
  • Keep up to date the registrations of the Organization with donors, State and Federal Government.
  • Work with Accountant and auditors to prepare 990 and 1099 reports.
  • Consolidate the accounting of the Organization with the subsidiaries.

Essential skills:

  • Commitment to the mission of Equal Access;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, conflict management skills, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues;
  • Goal-oriented and creative team player;
  • Outstanding skills in accounting, financial and operational analysis and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the federal grants and contracts in compliance with USAID and US State Department policies, procedures, reporting requirements is mandatory.  Additionally, an understanding of UN, World Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral agencies policies, procedures and reporting requirements is desirable;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and a thorough understanding of automated non-profit financial software and their applications (e.g., QuickBooks, NetSuite or similar) is required;
  • Ability to work closely via email and phone with local country office financial accounting staff located in Nepal, Cambodia, Pakistan, Yemen, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Afghanistan, plus new countries as the Organization expands;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Reporting Relationship:

Accounting Manager reports to the Director of Finance and Accounting, and works closely with the COO and Programs Department

Qualifications:

BA Accounting, Business or Non-Profit Management, and C.P.A, or progressive experience in positions of financial and operational responsibility that demonstrate technical knowledge of position requirements in lieu of qualifications.

Minimum Experience: At least five years of direct, hands-on accounting and financial management experience (including financial management of federal funds), three to five years of staff supervisory experience and three years of international NGO operations management experience.

Compensation:

Exempt position; salary commensurate with experience; health, dental, vision insurance; 401K; 4 weeks paid vacation.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with “Accounting Manager” in the subject line of the email.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Please apply by September 25, 2015. Applicants must have the right to work in the U.S.  Equal Access does not provide sponsorship.

Equal Access International is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. Equal Access International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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