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The Fiscal Officer will support the Global Innovations, Development, Engagement, Assistance and Scholarship (Global IDEAS) Director and serves as the lead fiscal officer for the unit. The position will provide financial analysis, asset and resource allocation, financial reporting and financial oversight for the unit. Additionally, the Fiscal Officer will oversee pre-award budget and financial documentation development, provide financial oversight for post-award implementation, and may serve as a post-award fiscal officer. The Fiscal Officer will also assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure that Global IDEAS fiscal activities enhance and align with the strategic direction of the unit.
Innovating, creating, learning, anticipating the future: Global IDEAS presents a novel higher education model for international development programming and scholarship. Aligned with areas of MSU expertise - food and agriculture, environment/energy/water, health and nutrition, and education - Global IDEAS will serve as a nexus for interdisciplinary development expertise. Convening communities of practice on key development topics such as gender, scaling and entrepreneurship, human and institutional capacity development, resilience, and monitoring and evaluation, the platform will cultivate domestic and international partnerships and serve as a campus resource for the international development community. Global IDEAS will provide expertise and resources to facilitate access to funding from the U.S. government (especially USAID, State, and MCC), foundations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foreign governments, and non-profit and for-profit entities. Ultimately, linkages among Global IDEAS personnel, MSU faculty, collaborating partners, and the broader international development community will serve as a conduit for co-creation of high-quality programming, groundbreaking research, and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Unit Financial Administration (40%)
Pre- and Post-Award Research Administration (45%)
Unit Administration (15%)
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business administration, Finance, or a research-related field; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research administration including the area of pre or post award processes, or related field such as regulatory administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This job requires Essentials of Research Administration at MSU Certificate series or equivalent.