Budget Officer

Budget Officer

The Organization:

IFDC is an independent non-profit organization that combines innovative research, market systems development, and strategic partnerships to identify and scale sustainable soil solutions for improved food security and livelihoods around the world.


Job Description

This an entry to mid-level position is assigned to the Finance Department under the Budget Unit and will report directly to the Deputy CFO and Budget Officer.


This position involves preparing budgets and cost proposals of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). Duties may include:

  • Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of the IFDC Operating Budget using the IFDC accounting system (assisting with the coordination and development of divisional/unit budgets; assembling inputs and formatting the information in a concise budget)
  • Assisting in the development of financial cost proposals for donor consideration and in the preparation of project budgets and supporting budgetary notes (preparing budget tables, supporting schedules including manpower requirements, fixed fee rate schedules, travel, per diem tables, and certifications)
  • Assisting in the maintenance of IFDC Project Codes (numbering distribution, and entering of project numbers in the IFDC accounting system)
  • Assisting with the numbering and distribution of contracts (verifying budget amounts and assigning project codes)
  • Assisting with the maintenance of IFDC Budget Unit records and cost schedules
  • Performing a variety of other related minor duties as required

Required Skills

This position requires an understanding of accounting, finance, business, and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform this position's duties. This job may involve the following:

  • Knowledge of accounting and finance standards, principles, practices, and certifications in order to assist in the development and maintenance of budgets, proposals, and other cost elements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) to prepare budgets, cost proposals, and maintain databases
  • Knowledge of Oracle based accounting software desirable
  • Ability to apply basic knowledge of foreign currency translation principles to maintain budgeting records
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally (to work with international staff in the preparation and maintenance of project budgets, to communicate with potential donors in the preparation of cost proposals)

Required Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Preferred 3 – 5 years’ experience in related field