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Senior Advisor, Senior Finance

Job Summary

Train, Advise and Assist the MoD and MoI procurement entities to establish enduring capacity in the procurement process with transparency, accountability, and oversight.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Advise and mentor ANDSF (defined as MOD/MOI) Finance personnel on budget formulation and execution; and proper use of automated management reports.
  • Advise and mentor on financial management accounting and payroll processes to support the ANDSF Finance.
  • Advise and mentor the ANDSF Finance on payroll administration, contract administration and voucher payments.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Finance on Non-Fiduciary management of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA).
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF on how to build and effectively use sustainable financial management procedures that follow Afghan law, MoF and/or ANDSF policies and regulations
  • Assist ANDSF senior leadership and teammates as necessary on duties outside of main TAA role when needed.
  • Provide training, advise, and mentoring to ANDSF Finance personnel in order to enable ANDSF officials to achieve a self-sustaining ANDSF Finance capable of fiscal transparency and accountability of funds belonging to the GIRoA.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Finance on the oversight and use of GIRoA funds received by direct contributions and ensure funds are utilized in accordance with all applicable GIRoA laws and regulations.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Finance personnel using the Ministry of Finance Accounting manual, budget manual and have knowledge of Afghan procurement law.
  • Attend and participate in meetings, social engagements, formal and informal gatherings. Some meetings may be outside the Green Zone.
  • Dress attire will be appropriate to the standards of the workplace environment. Business suits/ties, business casual.
  • Facilitate reports to include, but not limited to, weekly and monthly status reports, miscoding reports, quarterly and end of year reconciliation, trip reports and information papers as requested by the requiring activity.
  • Have a working knowledge on both USG and GIRoA standard financial systems and budget processes.
  • Advise the ANDSF Finance to facilitate in the planning and execution of the Joint Commission Afghanistan/NATO Implementation Commission per the 2015 Bilateral Security Agreement article 25 and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) article 23.
  • Facilitate congressional inquiries, assist with congressional delegations, and other legislative affairs support as needed.
  • Ensure leave schedules do not overlap with other team members to ensure continuity of mission in the office.
  • Submit reports IAW Para. 1.36.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • At least 6 months experience providing security assistance to Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Interpersonal communication, influence, and interaction skills that are effective in a complex strategic environment.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with harmony and tact in a cramped, austere, combat environment.
  • Automated data processing knowledge: possesses working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (i.e., Power Point, Word, and Excel).

Experience & Education

  • Master’s degree required in international relations/affairs/studies, economics, finance, business, management, accounting, or acquisition management/procurement from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience at a major governmental institution (armed service, ministry, large department, or civilian equivalent).
  • Must have a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must pass all medical and fitness requirements directed by US Central Command (CENTCOM) in order to deploy.
  • Must be able to operate in harsh and austere conditions of Afghanistan


  • Must be capable of daily travel in and around Kabul as well as to locations throughout Afghanistan.
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