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U.S. Embassy - Addis Abeba

U.S. Embassy - Addis Abeba


Position: Budget Analyst/Accountant - All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Salary: USD $14,089 /Per Year
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Budget Analyst/Accountant.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable time period (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


Under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Financial Assistant, the incumbent performs all aspects of allotment accounting, establishes obligations, issues fiscal data for verifying fund availability under USG Appropriations Law, provides monthly (or more frequent) Status of Funds reports for multiple agencies and formulates budgets for Serviced Agencies. Serves as backup to fellow Budget Analysts/Accountants.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of work experience in the areas of accounting, budgeting, auditing, or accounts payable is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your work experience under 'other document.'

Education Requirements:

Education: A University Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management is required.

Note: Please upload all education copies under "University Degree".


LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested)

                      Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)

(You are required to pass the English Placement Test (EPT) that is conducted by the Human Resources Office).


Must be able to work independently and follow through on analytical work to minimize the need for detailed work by their supervisors. Must be able to effectively grasp, conceptualize, articulate, and communicate complex data and information orally and in writing to personnel at all levels throughout the Mission. Must exercise a good level of interpersonal skills to facilitate the exchange of information at the working level. Must be a self-starter and able to visualize complex concepts. Must have basic knowledge of computers and software and be able to increase skills in that area through training. Must possess a high level of skill in articulating complex issues and relationships between functions/programs/projects and funding options. Must be knowledgeable with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. Must have numerical skills to analyze and summarize financial reports. (These may be tested)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on the letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date, and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

Required Documents:

  • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
  • Degree (required)
  • Work Experience copy (required)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (if available)
  • Passport Copy (if applicable)
  • Any documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed (e.g. work experience documents, transcripts, certificates, etc).

Note: Please upload all copies of your work experience under 'other document'


  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • Diploma/Degree (not transcript)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)