ChildFund-TL- Assurance Officer – CD 25 de Setembro de 2016



ChildFund Timor Leste

Job Description for Assurance Officer

(Timorese national)

For over 20 years, ChildFund International has been serving Timor-Leste’s children and youth, and their families and communities. ChildFund is looking for a motivated, trustworthy, and experienced person to fill a key vacancy in the organization.

Title: Assurance Officer

Department: Office of the National Director

Location: Dili, with travel to program and project areas

Reporting Relationship: National Director


Responsible for coordination of activities required to meet organizational quality standards, procedural policy requirements, statutory obligations, and internal control requirements


–          Responsible for implementation and monitoring the Enterprise Risk Management framework for the national office; ensure capacity building on control systems and processes, provide advice in the design and improvement of control systems, perform review of management’s internal controls and evaluation of effectiveness of risk management strategies; conduct investigative reviews involving whistleblower policy, as required

–          Evaluation/determination that national office staff are aware of and compliant with organizational policies, procedures and statutory regulations; ensure systems are developed for local compliance requirements; provide reviews/evaluations for identification of areas for continuous improvement; in collaboration with Regional Office and Global Assurance to ensure communication and dissemination of assurance-related information

–          Review the operations of the national office and implementing partners to ensure full compliance with the Letter of Agreement, Law, policies and procedures, donor agreements, and best business practices, and recommend improvements as required

–          Development and delivery of capacity-building for partner staffs on finance, HR, and program implementation, policies and procedures, and standards

–          Responsible for coordination and review of the partner organization, national office, and grants audits; follow up and monitoring of issues arising from internal audits, external audits, national office reviews, and ensuring that open issues are closed in audit records management system

–          Conduct and evaluate business processes, assess the effectiveness of the associated internal controls, and identify areas for improvement

–          Review the reliability and integrity of the financial and operational information, and the systems and processes used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information


–          3-5 years progressive work experience in financial or accounting audit functions

–          Prior experience in an organization with UN/EU/USG Grants Standard Provisions and Financial Requirements preferable

–          Experience and proficiency on financial software and reporting systems

–          Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook

–          Self-guided, trustworthy, strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to work independently or in a group, as well as under pressure

–          Strong interpersonal communicative skills; experience in team leadership and participatory management

–          Willing to travel to program and project areas in the municipalities

–          Proven decision-making skills

–          Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Tetun, with ability to write narrative and progress reports in English

–          Conflict management and ability to pragmatically solve problems, plan a course of action using analytical and strategic thinking to achieve an effective resolution


Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field. Equivalent relevant work experience will also be considered.

Method of application

ChildFund welcomes applications from qualified Timorese candidates, and hopes that the successful candidate can start by October 2016. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter in English describing their suitability following the above required qualifications and experiences. The candidate should include a recent CV, most recent education certificate, and names of three traceable referees with their contact details. All applications should be addressed to Human Resources Officer, National Office, ChildFund Timor-Leste, Rua Governador Lacerda de Maia, Vila Verde, Dili. All applications must be received by ChildFund not later than 25 September 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview, which will be conducted in English.

To submit application, go to ChildFund Careers:

For additional information regarding ChildFund International and our programs to help children in need around the world, please visit our website at This electronic mail message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. This message, together with any attachment, may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, print, retention, copy disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please immediately advise the sender by reply email message and delete all copies of this message. Thank you. ChildFund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294-3725 USA


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