Finance and Administration Manager, For the Protection of Human Rights & Environmental Defenders and Journalists, Mexico City, Mexico

Finance and Administration Manager, For the Protection of Human Rights & Environmental Defenders and Journalists, Mexico City, Mexico

Company Profile:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

This USAID activity, Por la Protección de Defensores y Periodistas (PDP)/For the Protection of Human Rights & Environmental Defenders and Journalists, will seek to improve the capacity of the Government of Mexico and non-state organizations to prevent and to counter violence and threats against human rights advocates, environmental defenders, and journalists in Mexico. The project will support five target states in Mexico, along with indirect assistance to four additional states, as possible.

**Please note: Only Mexican citizens are eligible for this position

Position Summary:

The Finance and Administration Manager will serve as a member of PDP’s senior management team. They will provide operational oversight to PDP activities to ensure effective financial management. They will supervise the Sr. Accountant and the Procurement and Grants Officer in conducting transparent procurement, compliant grants management, and best practice accounting standards. They will also lead human resource management in the field office, supporting recruitment, hiring, and other project needs. This is a full-time, long-term technical assistance (LTTA) position.


  • Oversee the core financial functions, including but not limited to bank statement generation, preparing transfers between accounts, and managing cash withdrawals/deposits.
  • Monitor accounting and financial systems in accordance with U.S. government regulations, Tetra Tech, and MSI policies and regulations.
  • Oversee procurement and grants.
  • Supervise the preparation of monthly payroll sheets for field staff.
  • Coordinate payroll processes with home office staff.
  • Oversee human resources management in compliance with local laws and practices.
  • Support project recruitment, hiring, and personnel management in accordance with MSI policies, USAID regulations, local laws.
  • Prepare and maintain employee files and leave tracking.
  • Provides administrative support to field and home office staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least ten years of experience in financial administration and human resource management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. contract management and financial systems.
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects and familiarity with FAR and USAID regulations, particularly relating to recruitment.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English is required.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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