Thank you for your interest in working with Equal Access.
Equal Access International, a non‐profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, empowers underserved communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi‐laterals, multilaterals, 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 & education, and civic participation & governance. Operating in Nepal, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Yemen and Burkina Faso, with over 150 staff worldwide and a ten‐year plus track record implementing media and social change projects in challenging locations, Equal Access seeks a skilled auditor for our international field operations. Equal Access’ culture is dynamic, hard‐working and collegial. With consistent annual growth, Equal Access is poised to extend its impact globally.
- Mobile Technology Fellow
- Internal Auditor/ Accountant
- Program Manager
Mobile Technology Fellow (pdf)
We seek a Fellow in Mobile Technology to help solidify and grow Equal Access’ expertise in the use of mobile technology for behavior change throughout all of our country programs. Areas of focus will be in research, design, and capacity building. Mobile technology refers to the tools and applications that promote beneficiary engagement in project activities, such as through mobile phones or tablets. This is a one-year paid Fellowship based in San Francisco.
- Lead the development of a mobile technology and social media strategy as part of Equal Access’ strategic planning process, including resources needed to build our expertise and increase our reach and impact
- Research predominant uses of mobile technology and new media for development in developing country contexts to inform a range of tools and options most relevant to Equal Access programs including developing strategic partnerships with relevant groups
- Assess and evaluate Equal Access’ current use of mobile technology and social media in existing field programs and advise on methods to increase usability, scale and effectiveness
- Work with program implementation teams at HQ and in the field to identify best practices that can be adopted across and within country programs
- Identify skill gaps and develop and implement a plan to improve the capacity of local staff on use of mobile technology and social media tools in existing programs
- Contribute to the use of mobile technology for Monitoring and Evaluation as well as developing indicators of impact
- Contribute to new business development and new strategies for integrating mobile technology and social media into existing programs
- Travel to country offices required up to 15%
Required Experience/ Skills:
- Master’s degree in Technology, Business, International Affairs, International Development, Economics, or other field related to international/human development
- Minimum five years professional full-time relevant work experience
- Experience working in a developing country settings
- English fluency (written and spoken)
- Proficient at formulating long-term strategies that are consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization
- Demonstrated staff development and capacity building experience
- Able to lead innovation and drive opportunities
- Able to work with cross functional teams in a demanding multi-tasking environment
Applicants must have the right to work in the United States as unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.
To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mobile Technology Fellow” in the Subject Line of the email.
The first review date for the Fellowship is March 7, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.
We seek a motivated professional accountant and auditor with experience in monitoring, auditing and training field finance staff. The ideal candidate has experience with international operations and familiarity with government contract requirements, USAID regulations and grant reporting. The Internal Auditor will report to the Controller and will collaborate closely with the field office finance teams. The Internal Auditor will be based at the headquarters office in San Francisco and will be expected to travel to each field office at least annually for monitoring, auditing and training.
- Oversight of all field office financial operations through detailed review of all financial reports sent to headquarters.
- Audits financial transactions, conducted from headquarters or at the field office levels. Compliance testing to ensure that operations are within Equal Access policies and procedures as well as meeting Donor requirements.
- Provide training and mentoring to field office staff.
- Assist with annual external audit.
- Communicate audit-related issues, including audit status, findings, conclusions and significant problems to management as the audit fieldwork progresses.
- Examine Equal Access International accounting records, procedures, systems of internal control to determine compliances with Donor and Organization requirement that records, distributions, revenues, and disbursements are accurate and documented.
- Make recommendations and comments to Controller in improve accounting controls, efficiency and safeguard of Company assets.
- Perform follow-up reviews as necessary to assure corrective actions have been implemented.
- General accounting duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance.
- A minimum of 5 years experience with at least 3 years of professional-level audit experience in internal auditing, public accounting, government or private industry.
- Knowledge of fundamental principles of accounting and auditing.
- Basic understanding of GAAP and non-profit accounting standards with an emphasis on international financial reporting.
- Fluency in English required, with fluency in French highly desired.
*Special Requirements: This job will require a criminal background check.
- Ability to work independently, efficiently and accurately.
- Excellent organizational skills and capacity to coordinate diverse tasks.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff from diverse cultures.
- Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management.
- Ability to travel on short notice, and for periods up to 4 weeks.
We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the chance to join an innovative and dedicated international team passionate about our mission. Applicants must have the right to work in the United States, and we do not provide sponsorship.
To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your interest, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com with “Internal Auditor” in the Subject Line of the email.
The Program Manager is responsible for management of field programs primarily in West Africa, including in Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger. Management of additional projects elsewhere in Africa may be added. The Program Manager will supervise field-based Country Directors and a HQ-based Program Associate. S/he is responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID and other donor rules and regulations; managing activity delivery; monitoring project budgets and overall spending; travel, procurement and compliance documentation; delivery of high quality quarterly reports and other reporting/M&E requirements; information management; and to support human resource administration in program countries. He/she will ensure high quality program delivery and lead local staff in expansion and/or innovation around existing activities.
Manage activities to approved workplan and ensure high quality reporting submitted on time and that M&E data is regularly collected and documented to a DQA standard.
- Review and approve monthly advance requests and financial reports and reporting against budget and manage project expenditures accordingly.
- Review and approve monthly field vouchers and invoices to client.
- Ensure HR matters are dealt with appropriately in line with local laws, EA policy and good practice.
- Manage Sahel Country Directors and support their management of the country teams.
- Lead local staff to design effective technical activities. Review and approve technical activity descriptions, vendor/partner selection and implementation plans.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with partners and donors.
- Ensure that field staff receive prompt and detailed responses to requests. Proactively direct resources to emerging problems or when workload is becoming difficult.
- Implement sustainable solutions to address program vulnerabilities or risks.
- Participate in (and in some cases lead) new country and project start up.
The Program Manager will also expected to contribute to new proposal development, including drafting technical approaches and budgeting, and to produce communications about project activities.
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 7 years experience in international development, including at least 2 years based in Francophone Africa and 2-3 years in an international NGO headquarters environment.
- 3 years experience managing international development programs, involving operating an in-country office of at least 10 staff, or supporting them from a headquarters or regional office.
- Strong cross-cultural experience; Prior international participatory program design & management essential.
- Knowledge of/language proficiency/experience in Africa (West Africa preferred).
- Fluency in French required.
- Knowledge and or experience working in radio or with Communications for Development or Education projects beneficial.
- Ability to commit to the mission and vision of Equal Access (available at www.equalaccess.org)
- Financial management training and strong budget management experience preferred.
- Education: Masters degree in relevant discipline required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
- 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.
- Capable of interfacing with key leadership in multilaterals, bilateral and government agencies.
- Personal flexibility in cross-cultural situations necessary. Good facilitator of external multi-sectoral and cross-cultural partnerships.
- Fluency in written and spoken French and English required. Knowledge of other languages spoken in Africa a plus.
- Experience in international development and community-based initiatives, particularly with local media (radio and TV), in Africa.
- Ability to work flexibly, outside of normal office hours and in difficult conditions.
- Experience with M&E, work planning, donor reporting and marking and branding.
- Experience administering sub-grants and other partner agreements.
- Experience in formal reporting or evaluation of development projects.
- Experience in managing USAID and State Department cooperative agreements or contracts.
- Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations, including the Code of Federal Regulations (22 CFR), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and USAID’s Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and email.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. The position is based in San Francisco, CA with travel 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: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Program Manager” in the subject line of the email.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by February 15, 2014. This is an exempt full time position. Applicants must have the right to work in the U.S. Equal Access does not provide sponsorship.