Financial Management Adviser – PNDS Support Program
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International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets
Australasia; Timor-Leste; Dili
The Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS), or National Program for Village Development, is a new, nation-wide community development program of the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL). Launched in June 2012 and valued at $300 million over eight years from 2014, it will contribute to rural development by funding the ‘missing link’ to services – basic village infrastructure – and provide jobs and training.
The Government is providing each village with an annual grant of around US$50,000 to plan, construct and manage their own small scale infrastructure projects.
An Inter-Ministerial Committee and a Technical Working Group, representing key ministries (Finance, State Administration, Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Works and the National Development Agency), have been established to oversee the implementation of PNDS. The PNDS Secretariat within the Ministry of State Administration supports these bodies and is responsible for the implementation of PNDS.
The Australian Government is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to implement PNDS through the PNDS Support Program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.
The PNDS Support Program currently has a requirement for a Financial Management Adviser. The position will have responsibilities to develop capacity across finance, budget, fraud, audit, procurement and asset management functions.
The position will be co-located with the PNDS Secretariat in the Ministry of State Administration.
The key responsibilities of the Financial Management Adviser will be to
- Advise and support the Administrative Department to:
o Develop policies, systems and procedures for financial, procurement and asset management and ensure compliance with GoTL laws, policies and guidelines.
o Implement improved systems of financial management, including budgeting, costing, expenditure control and accountability.
o Develop comprehensive financial reports as required by PNDS Secretariat management, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Parliament and other stakeholders.
o Formulate, implement, monitor and report the PNDS Secretariat annual budget.
o Manage the processing of community grant applications and disbursement into and out of the national office.
o Develop policies and procedures for fraud control and internal audit.
o Strengthen the internal compliance and audit function to better manage fiduciary risk.
o Detect, investigate and address cases of fraud.
o Liaise, coordinate and interact with MoF, National Central Bank of Timor-Leste and relevant units within the Ministry of State Administration particularly the Inspectorate General and procurement and assets departments.
- Ensure close collaboration, communication and team work with other corporate management advisers and with other financial advisers regarding financial planning, budgeting, and reporting and associated systems development.
- Provide high quality advice and support to the Chief of Administrative Departmentin day-to-day leadership and management of the department.
- Work closely with senior advisers and counterparts to improve decision-making within the PNDS Secretariat as a result of managers using better financial information.
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To be contracted for 12 months with possibility of extension
Discipline Group A, Job Level 3, Long Term Adviser (LTA)
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Closing date 10 July 2014, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.