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Job Type: Full time | Company: AMEG | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 07-04-2016

Asia Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (AMEG) Project

Libya Public Financial Management Project

Scope of Work


TITLE:                        Bookkeeper (Tripoli, Libya)


ACTIVITY:                Libya Public Financial Management (LPFM) Activity


DURATION:              Long-term Assignment



The Libya Public Financial Management (LPFM) Activity is a USAID-funded pilot activity designed to deliver technical assistance to develop modern public financial management practices in Libya at the central and sub-national levels as well as to address reintegration concerns through workforce development capacity building to national and municipal-level counterparts.  The activities implemented under the LPFM activity will further USAID’s objective to build a new stability in the Middle East and North Africa through the stated strategy of promoting economic growth and job creation.




The Bookkeeper will support financial operations for the LPFM activities implemented in Libya.  The Bookkeeper will operate from an office in Tripoli, Libya. S/he will be responsible for ensuring project financial policies are carried out in the office and will enter all local transactions into the project financial management system.




The Bookkeeper will report directly to the Operations Manager.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities


  • Record expenditures in the project financial management systems (internal accounting system)
  • Prepare the cash/bank reconciliation at the end of each month to close the month’s books, and submit to the home office.
  • Track sub ledger balances, including receivable accounts for individual staff ensuring that outstanding travel advances are settled before issuing new advances. For vehicle mileage and personal telephone use, prepare invoices on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper financial data and financial files.
  • Assist the Operations Manager with the requests from Libya local accounting.
  • Process expense reports, complete bank reconciliation and financial projections.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.





Duration of Assignment and Location


The duration of the assignment is on/about May 3, 2016 until July 31, 2017. The Bookkeeper will be based in Tripoli, Libya.




At least two years of relevant bookkeeping, financial management and/or accounting experience in Libya is required.

  • Knowledge of basic accounting and accounting practices is required, as well as general best practices in Libya.
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, partner institutions including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, professional judgment that reflects positively on the image and communicates the established program message of the project.
  • Ability to effectively use computer software including financial management applications, word processing and the project activity database, a MS Access application.  Demonstrated high proficiency with Excel spreadsheet applications is also a requirement.



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