Organization: Mekong Economics Co., Ltd.Position: PMU Accountant Duration: 54 Months Location: Naypyitaw, MyanmarPost: 2 (Male/Female) Mekong Economics Co., Ltd. Mekong Economics Ltd. (MKE) is a leading economic and socio-economic development and commercial consulting firm active in the Greater Mekong sub-region and Asia-Pacific region. Detailed information about Mekong Economics can be found at mekongeconomics.com. Project DescriptionThe Project Management Unit (PMU) will be engaged to provide administrative, financial and technical support to the Project Director within the Executing Agency (EA), the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), during the implementation of the Project. The Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP), a sector project, will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's Central Dry Zone (CDZ). Job Description PMU Accountant Assistant is responsible to work under the direct supervision of the PMU Accountant; specific duties are:(i) Assist the PMU Accountant/s in the implementation of a sound financial management system;(ii) Assist the PMU Accountant/s in preparing financial reports, including monthly funds reconciliation, and monthly expenditure statements;(iii) Assist the Accountant/s to prepare transaction vouchers, and input all transactions into the project management accounting system before submission to the Accountant/s for approval;(iv) Assist the Accountant/s to process all payments, ensuring that PMU procedures are strictly adhered to;(v) Assist the Accountant/s to process monthly payroll, payment of salaries to staff and Project contributions;(vi) Assist the Finance Manager and Accountant/s in the preparation of withdrawal applications and cash flow forecasts; (vii) Assist in reviewing and monitoring financial returns from implementing partners, including monthly visits to their offices;(viii) Assist in the preparation and monitoring of annual operational budgets;(ix) Collate data received from colleagues into the system; (x) Maintain a well-organized and up-to-date filing system for accounting and financial records;(xi) Maintain a consolidated contract register of all contracts agreed by implementing departments;(xii) Provide assistance to the external auditors as required;(xiii) Collect and review financial reports from implementing partners at district level; and(xiv) Undertake any other activities assigned by PMU management.
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting (Prefer ACCA or LCCI);• Minimum 1.5-2 years’ experience and extensive knowledge in relevant fields in Myanmar;• Experience in working with international consultants, government institutions, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);• Preferably above-average communication skills in written and spoken English; • Ability to work with team and eager to work in Government Projects; and • A working knowledge of ADB’s safeguards, good governance, and anti-corruption policies.
- Accommodation - Ferry - Field Trip Allowances - Leave Allowances
• MKE encourages early submission of application as candidates can be hired prior to the deadline.
- Gain ADB project experience. - Obtain experience working with Government.
Mekong Economics (MKE) has a broad base of experience in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, providing specialised services to international development agencies and corporate clients. MKE has conducted numerous development projects for numerous donor agencies including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations, Australian Aid, Finnish Aid, Irish Aid, and with Government Ministries. Projects conducted under MKE cover wide arrays of topic such as health, nutrition, agriculture, education, gender, international trade policy, and infrastructure. MKE services include Economic Research, Commercial Services, Surveys, Baselines, Impact Evaluation and M&E and other services.