John Snow Job Vacancy: Finance and Administration Manager - Dili, Timor Leste

The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) is a full-time position and will be based in Dili, Timor-Leste reporting to the Project Director. The FAM will be responsible for the management of all of the project’s financial and administrative operations. S/he will work closely with the Project Director in the oversight of program functions, support, and guidelines. S/he will ensure that the financial systems and internal controls are in place and comply with the standard US Government rules and regulations, and JSI/HQ policy and procedures. S/he will serve as the focal person for all budget and disbursement processes of the JSI field office. S/he will coordinate and liaise with JSI/HQ in Boston, USA on all financial and administrative matters as necessary.

  • Collaborate with the Project Director and other key personnel to ensure coherence between programmatic activities and financial provisions;
  • Supervise all administrative and financial staff;
  • Direct the preparation and negotiation of project budgets and modifications, and coordinate with JSI/Boston as appropriate;
  • Assist Project Director in addressing cooperative agreement-related issues and ensure that the Project’s financial controls and systems comply with US Government practices and meet all required rules and regulations and follow all JSI policies;
  • Supervise all central- and municipality-based financial and administrative staff and serve as the point person for JSI-related financial queries, coordinating all correspondence from the central office regarding wiring of cash, payments, and other financial matters;
  • Manage, monitor, and update project budget and obligated funds; review and analyze variations and share with JSI/Boston;
  • Manage subawards in collaboration with technical team and JSI/Boston;
  • Oversee procurement of equipment and services; and
  • Ensure compliance with US government rules and regulations and JSI policies and procedures in implementation of all program activities.
  • Master of Business or Finance degree and CPA or a relevant degree from a recognized University or equivalent preferred;
  • At least 10 years of experience managing finances for large NGO programs with direct experience managing the finances and administration of USAID-funded projects;
  • Experience of USAID business practices and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures;
  • Extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as financial reporting;
  • Experience managing and supervising program staff;
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Experience working in Timor-Leste required.
  • Timorese candidates are encouraged to apply.
This position doesn’t anticipate any expatriate or relocation allowances

This position is contingent upon project funding approval and open only to candidates already based/living in Timor-Leste.

How to apply:
If you are interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter by December 31, 2016 at Please, state your salary expectations in the cover letter.