Palladium Job Vacancy: Financial Advisor - Jakarta, Indonesian

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events
Palladium is seeking a short-term Financial Advisor to support the development of the Indonesian Science Fund, based on Jakarta.  The initial assignment for this position is for six months, with a possibility for an extension for an additional six months.
The Indonesian Science Fund, Dana Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (DIPI) was officially launched on March 30, 2016.  This new organization has been established under the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia--AIPI), as an independent mechanism to directly fund scientists and engineers to produce world –class research.  It establishes a procedure to fund multi-year grants on a variety of scientific topics, which will be awarded based on merit-based procedures and a system of peer review.
The establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund has been supported by the Governments of Indonesia, United States, Australia and Great Britain.  USAID/Indonesia is supporting the establishment of this new fund with technical advisers to help create long-term sustainable procedures to ensure the stability and sustainability of this new organization. 
The Financial Adviser will support the Indonesian Science Fund, which was newly-established in February 2016. Under the direction of the Executive Director of The Indonesian Science Fund, the Advisor will help to develop a sound foundation of financial management policies and procedures for this fledgling organization.

  • Master’s degree required – Accounting, Business or related subject, or demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial operations.
  • Fluency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. 
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Oversee planning and budgeting, internal controls, and financial reporting systems; implement policies, procedures and systems that reflect current best financial practices; and set the tone for integrity in financial management. 
  • Plan, direct, and control the organization’s overall financial plans and policies, accounting practices, and relationships with lending institutions and the financial community. 
  • Oversee the full accounting and budgeting cycles, ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations and policies and the maintenance of appropriate internal controls. 
  • Provide strategic consultation and representation to leadership on financial issues including financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue and expense analysis. 
  • Establish and maintain financial records systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, government cost principles, and regulations. 
  • Develop, implement, interpret, and coordinate the application of Financial Accountability Guidelines, finance, accounting, billing, and audit procedures. 
  • Assist in the development of financial information system which is integrated with the grant management system. 
  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports; presents recommendations for programmatic and fiscal changes to management and leadership. 
  • Serve as respected and trusted adviser to the Executive Director
SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with experience and salary history

OPEN PERIOD:  June 20 – 30, 2016

POSITION INFORMATION:  An initial 6-month contract to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, with a possibility of an additional 6-month extension.

HOW TO APPLY: To respond to this position, please send your resume (no longer than 6 pages) and cover letter to, with the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

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Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.