BA DISTRITO PROJECT
TITLE: Accountant (national position)
REPORTS TO: Finance & Operations Manager
DATE DUE: July 22, 2016 but will close earlier if a suitable candidate is identified
START DATE: As soon as possible. 12 month contract, renewable dependent on funding
Counterpart International is implementing the four-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Ba Distrito project through to September 2017. The goal of the project is to improve local government’s ability to address community needs and increase its capacity to deliver services more effectively, efficiently and sustainably. The Ba Distrito project is partnering with the Government of Timor-Leste in support of its efforts to improve services at the local level by strengthening the ability of institutions such as suco councils and justice sector agencies to engage with and represent the interests of citizens at the grassroots level. The goals of the Ba Distrito program are to 1) build the capacity of suco councils to strengthen citizen participation and representation in local governance; 2) improve communication and linkages between suco councils, administrative posts and municipal administrations; local GOTL line ministries and other providers of basic public services at the sub-national level; 3) improve the delivery of justice sector services by strengthening legal aid services and improving district court functionality; and 4) promote inclusive and fair suco elections.