The Asia Foundation – Finance Manager – CD 23 de Novembro de 2015

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

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Title                                                       : Finance Manager

Location                                           : Dili, Timor-Leste      

The application deadline             : November 23rd 2015         



In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role.  Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region?


You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation.  Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century:  governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation.  We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms.  Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.


The Asia Foundation’s Timor-Leste Office in Dili is seeking a Finance Manager who is CURRENTLY based in Timor-Leste. Reporting to the Country Representative, the Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring accountable and transparent financial management functions in the Timor-Leste office, including development, implementation, and enforcement of required financial management policies and procedures.


A minimum of five years of experience in a senior financial management position and at least three years of supervisory responsibility. Experience with an international organization receiving USAID, other US Government and Australian DFAT funds required.


At least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Financial Management; professional accounting certifications preferred.


  • Ability to safeguard confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer and financial management software skills and competencies.
  • Comfort in working in a fast-paced and fluid operating environment in a country with evolving policy and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently on multi-faceted tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with international and local counterparts.


The Finance Manager monitors, controls, and ensures compliance of expenditures with the annual budget and donor-funded project budgets.  They are responsible for financial management and budget design and control related to program, operating, and donor budgets; annual budget and proposal budget preparation; local payroll and benefits; accounting / payment / banking systems and documentation; financial reporting to headquarters and donors; travel and other advances; and provision of necessary guidance to Foundation staff in financial management and budget control policies and procedures


Why work at The Asia Foundation in Timor-Leste?

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the country’s development and, more broadly, to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more constructive engagement between government and citizens and advance learning and awareness about the country.  You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues and local partners, and, in the process, improve your skills and expertise.



Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to with the subject line FINANCE MANGER POSITION. The application deadline is November 23, 2015 17:00 Timor-Leste time.

The Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience.  The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. 


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