Oxfam International Job Vacancies: Finance Officer for Empower Youth for Work Program - Makassar, Indonesian

OXFAM is an International Non Governmental Organisation working across the world with a vision of just a world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.

This position is for Indonesian Nationals only, based in Makassar Office, Fixed Term Contract for one year (extension possible). And on D level.

Finance Officer for Empower Youth for Work Program

Oxfam would like to start the program ‘“Empower Youth For Work!”, starting June 1st (5 years) pending on funding.The program’s ambition is that young people in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Indonesia are empowered and have improved skills and jobs. This program focuses specifically on Small Medium Enterprise (SME) development; improved jobs; skills development for youth; climate change, and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). For this position you need to have the expertise on economic empowerment with a combination of passion for youth rights and skills. You need to be a creative thinker who enjoys innovating but at the same time is organized and can deliver a project with high standards. This will involve a great deal of coordination and problem solving therefore you need excellent cross cultural communication skills.

Despite their growing numbers - 1.2 billion of the world's population is now aged 15 to 24 - young people are often excluded from (decent and paid) work and decision making. Young people especially in the rural areas face similar challenges including lack of economic opportunities, worsened by the impact of climate change, drives them into already overcrowded and stressed urban centers. This threatens the future viability of rural areas, and food security.

This program addresses these problems holistically, with three key elements:

  • Agency, capacity & skills
  • Economic opportunities
  • Policy & norms
Youth will be co-creators and co-implementers. Through civil society partners, and close links with the private sector and government, we ensure that improved skills training is adopted within local structures and innovative social enterprises; unemployment is tackled through improved private sector practice, increased market access and new enterprise development; an enabling social environment is created through grassroots and mass media action. Climate change, resilience, gender and youth empowerment are mainstreamed. 70% of beneficiaries will be rural young women.

Oxfam in Indonesia will have the lead in implementing ‘Empower Youth for Work’. Pending on funding the project will be over five year from June 2016 in the following regions:
  • West Java
  • South Sulawesi
  • South East Sulawesi
Job Purpose:
PFO will be responsible for all aspects of project financial management, accounting, banking, budgeting and procurements including: analysis of spending, forecasts and all payment, cash flow projections, control and processing of budget realignments, preparation of donor and internal financial management reports, and monitoring of project spending. PFO will ensure all of project expenditures full compliance with rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, and implementation of the effective internal control framework.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Finance team from Project Partners with the financial management of the EJ Programme, which include the compliance to existing systems/software.
  • Contribute to the statement of expenditure against budget on all programmes on a regular basis and that will assist project planning and delivery. Assist with the transactional and reporting aspects of the financial management systems of the relief program.
  • Prepare financial reporting templates for internal (budget monitoring) and external stakeholders (donor report and partner financial report).
  • Manage the security of cash, namely cash forecasting, transfer, transportation and storage. This includes preparing cash forecast and submitting requests for top-ups.
  • Contribute to the implementation of financial systems and control.  This includes training and briefings for all staff on procedures and ensuring that financial systems are adhered to by all levels of personnel and comply with the International Division Finance and Indonesia Finance Procedures.
  • Contribute to partner financial system and control. This includes conducting partner financial assessment, monitoring and building capacity of partners to comply with both Oxfam and donor standard.
  • Contribute to the implementation of gender responsive financial management. This includes such as ensuring gender related activity is budgeted into the program/project planning, verification of supporting documents which requires segregation of gender, etc.
  • Identify the project risks and control them by taking action and close and regular monitoring;
Skills And Competence:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience working with a Local NGO or and INGO working with local NGO partners.
  • Education to university degree on any relevant studies be it Accounting, Management or Business Administration (any knowledge on non-profit accounting/financial management issues will be preferable).
  • Experience to work with non-government organizations and have sufficient knowledge on the dynamic of civil society group in Indonesia.  
  • Ability to prioritize own workload, to work independently and to work to deadlines.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Good written and spoken English is essential.  Have a good communication skills and adaptability to the diverse and difficult circumstances.
  • Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Share the common values with the aims and objectives of Oxfam to work with others overcoming poverty and suffering.
  • Commit to gender equality values and action and confidence to promote these values to wider stakeholders involved in humanitarian responses.
  • Commitment to child protection.
  • Good understanding of youth employability issues especially in Indonesia
  • Proven financial management skills
  • Proven people management skills, with experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams, supporting and coaching individuals
  • Have a results-oriented approach
  • Experience with financial management and administration
  • Willingness to travel regularly within the country and globally
  • Experience of working with partners and with establishing partnerships with national/local actors including private sector and financial institutions.
  • Experience working in Indonesia.
  • Familiarity with Youth and Community Development projects.
  • Previous working experience with Oxfam.
  • Mature and professional attitude and approach.
OTHER: Able to work with minimum supervision and provide solutions to problems as they arise.
Closing date for all applications is: August 16th, 2016

Send your complete application along with your CV to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk  and mention the position title (FO-EYWP) in the subject of the email.

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