Type of position:
Full Time (40 hours per week)
Director of Management and Operations
The successful candidate should at least have the following:
- University degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field.
- A minimum of 1 year of experience coordinating travel.
- Knowledge of MS Office computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.
- Proficiency in oral and written English.
The mission of Peace Corps worldwide is to promote peace and friendship. Peace Corps was invited to Sierra Leone in 1961. Hundreds of Peace Corps Volunteers have worked as teachers and health workers in Sierra Leone since then. The work of a Peace Corps Contractor does not limit itself to the role: active support of the Peace Corps mission is paramount to the job because contractors are representatives of Peace Corps in Sierra Leone.
The Travel Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Peace Corps Sierra Leone local and international travel. The Coordinator will abide by all policies and procedures when creating and clearing all Travel Authorizations. This position is also responsible for voucher examination and the Inherently Governmental Function of Receiving Officer. The Receiving Officer and Voucher Examiner is responsible for ensuring that all purchases and deliveries match receipts. This is a multi-function position requiring a high degree of organization and ethics.
Tasks & Deliverables
Travel Coordinator Duties:
- Preparation of Travel Authorizations
- Review and process Travel vouchers for PC staff, Volunteers, Trainees, and visitors
- Dissemination of policies related to travel such as allowable travel expenses, reimbursement procedures, travel Regulations, Per Diem rates, and others.
- Coordinate with Travel Agents to ensure that travel related permissions / formalities are adhered to and also that tickets are issued in a timely manner.
- Coordinates with relevant staff to ensure that PC staff travel requirements are appropriately met
- For staff on official travel, coordinate with hosting Posts to ensure that all travel requirements are met in a timely manner e.g. sending TAs, passport information, VISA information, etc.
- Follow up on travel related invoices and payments such as those for tickets, airport transfers, visas etc
- Assists in making hotel and other travel-related reservations for official Peace Corps travelers and visitors; work with Travel Card Holder when required to use card.
- Uses Forpost (computer software) to create travel obligations and request liquidations.
- Communicates with Peace Corps Headquarters to ensure proper obligation and payment.
- Ensures that travel requests are approved in accordance with PC Cash Management Policy and the established standard operating procedures.
- Deobligates travel obligations once cleared.
Receiving Officer and Voucher Examiner Duties for travel and other purchases:
- Examines, analyzes, and ensures eligibility of all receipts against purchased goods and services.
- Recommends vouchers for payment in Forpost.
- Makes independent judgment as to the accuracy and eligibility of the voucher claim presented for payment and ensures that it conforms to the payment provisions set forth in the obligation.
- Rejects incomplete or invalid voucher claims and returns the documents to vendors.
- Scrutinizes vouchers and works to resolve discrepancies at the lowest level
- Informs supervisor of unresolved issues.
- Assist with photocopying / collating of non-cashier vouchers.
- Coordinate and track all DHL/FedEx shipment to Peace Corps HQ/GAP.
- Serve as back up for administrative staff as assigned by DMO.
- Ensure complete confidentiality regarding all information related to PC staff, volunteers and operations.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the DMO.
- Provide training about travel to staff and Peace Corps Volunteers as requested.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
- Occasional Money Handler may be required to courier cash and /or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be required to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
- The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters or perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned. Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor. The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.
- Safety and Security
Every individual with any involvement in the operations of Peace Corps Sierra Leone, whether U.S. Direct Hire, U.S. Personal Services Contractor, Foreign Service National, Foreign Service Personal Services Contractor or Volunteer / Trainee has duties and responsibilities directly and/or indirectly associated with Safety and Security. These duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Awareness and understanding of all directives of Peace Corps regarding Safety and Security.
- Awareness and understanding of emergency procedures at both home and office.
- Awareness and understanding of duties associated with the Peace Corps Sierra Leone Emergency Action Plan.
- Availability, at both home and office, of staff and Volunteer contact phone numbers and/or email addresses in case the stated individual is directed to establish emergency contact and provide emergency information.
- Maintains current knowledge of the Peace Corps evacuation Plan, the PC Emergency Action Plan and how to use fire extinguisher in order to ensure adequate level of safety and support for Peace Corps/Sierra Leone Volunteers.
- Ensure complete confidentiality regarding all information related to Peace Corps staff, Volunteers and Peace Corps/Sierra Leone operations.
- Any Inherently Governmental Functions (IGFs) such as Supervisor or Receiving Officer
- Any other duties as assigned by Director of Management & Operations or Country Director.
Logistics & Level of Effort
Performs duties during a 40 hour work week. Events may require occasional work in the evenings and on weekends and holidays. Occasional travel up country.
In order to be considered you must Submit the following; Letter of Interest, CV, 3 professional references, a copy of a Government-issued identification card, and copies of all certificates related to the qualifications for the position to the Director of Management and Operations ; US Peace Corps, 34 Old Railway Line, Signal Hill, Freetown, Sierra Leone
The position is located at the Peace Corps Sierra Leone office on Signal Hill in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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