Chemonics International Inc.
Ukraine ARDS Program
Scope of Work
Accountant Assistant


The Agriculture and Rural Development Support Project, hereafter ARDS or the ARDS project, is implemented through a four-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion type task order funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). ARDS builds on USAID’s previous projects in Ukraine and lessons learned by USAID/Ukraine, Ukrainian partners, and other donors. ARDS is implemented by Chemonics International, Inc. and began on September 7, 2016.

The project exists to help create a better governed agriculture sector that provides attractive livelihoods in rural areas of Ukraine. The two areas of focus for ARDS are the enabling environment and market development, with a focus on selected rural areas. The project works both at the national and oblast level, with a special focus on rural development in southern and eastern Ukraine. The project embraces the collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) framework promoted by USAID and incorporated into ADS 201. Across all tasks of the contract, ARDS works with government institutions, private sector entities, and other partners in planning, monitoring, and mapping outcomes, and thereafter scaling up what works and/or adapting by redesigning strategies and tactics employed to implement tasks.

Purpose of Assignment

The Accountant Assistant will provide professional support to the ARDS project accounting department.
The Accountant Assistant will work under direct supervision of, and report to, the Finance and Administrative Director (FAD). The post of assignment is the ARDS Kyiv office. The term of assignment, subject to review and satisfactory performance, is short term through December 31, 2017.

• Assist in maintaining comprehensive audit-proof accounting files. Collect missing (if any) related supporting documents: original vendors’ and service providers’ invoices, contracts, GDNs, acts of acceptance.
• Keep and monitor maintenance of a system for filing and archiving of all relevant financial, contractual, and personnel documentation, including scanning files.
• Collect all staff timesheets and leave requests for submitting to COP / DCOP.
• Enter timesheet data into Time Calculation file. Ensure all Payroll sheets are signed by staff and filed properly to salary transactions.
• Assist chief accountant and project staff in performance of day-to-day Field Office activities, including preparing financial and personnel documents.
• Provide cost reimbursements during events, if any (collect supporting documents, prepare and check financial documents and reimbursement procedures).
• When accountant is on leave, perform her functions.
• Minimum one (1) year administrative experience, preferably on USAID or other donor-funded projects in a similar position in terms of the job tasks and responsibilities outlined above.
• Record of success achieved in dynamic, demanding, and structured environments.
• At least under-graduate degree in finance, economics, business, law or related field.
• English fluency is a preference.
• Word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), e-mail (Microsoft Outlook).
• Proven ability to work professionally, constructively and collaboratively as part of a team, meet deadlines, communicate effectively in a challenging environment.
• Ability to manage daily activities and achieve expected results with or without direct oversight.

Application Instructions.
Send electronic submissions to by August 14, 2017. Please submit your CV and cover letter with “Accountant Assistant [+ your Family Name and First Name]” in the subject line; please also do not forget to additionally indicate your name in the subject line of your e-mail. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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