Minggu, 23 November 2014


Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It  aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos provides financial support for local NGO's, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging
knowledge and expertise. For its Southeast Asia Regional Office in Jakarta,  Hivos seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title : Financial Tender Support and Compliance Officer

Duty Station : Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration : One year with possibility of extension

Report to : Finance Controller

Functional context

The Financial Tender Support and Compliance Officer provides financial and  accounting support to the Finance Controller and program teams in the development and execution of programmmes. The Financial Tender Support and Compliance Officer advises the Coordinator/Senior Business Development
Officer; Business Development Officer; Finance Controller and Finance  Officer on developing budgets and financial accounts and other records for projects in accordance with donor requirements.

The Financial Tender Support and Compliance Officer works with the Finance  Controller, who is in charge of the overall controls. S/he also interacts with the Finance Officer, who supports programme and project teams in both the resource mobilisation process and the result delivery process and the
financial project accounting. Contact with management is probable, as the  main task concern compliance with donor requirements in terms of budget and deployment of proposals and contracts (implementation).

Roles and responsibilities:

1. Budgeting and forecasting.

a. To learn all related donor's guidelines before budget preparation to ensure the capability of Hivos to comply with requirements.

b. To develop budget to be embedded in project proposal, together with programme teams, using Hivos' budget tools and to ensure that related parties are enabled to work according to guidelines.

c. To review budget with local partners on a regular basis, to regularly  monitor and document grant expenditures and grant funded activity to ensure effective grant management and advancement of programme implementation.

d. To review and communicate grant expiration dates, altered timeframes, milestones and major changes in budgets and to prepare adjustment as necessary (including extension of project, budget amendments, plan change, programme evaluation etc).

e. To monitor budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related  financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate and recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal
practices are followed.

f. To attend donor meetings and trainings as needed.

g. To participate in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of  conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

h. To serve as an institutional resource on grant compliance, participate in the review of new funding opportunities and provide critical feedback on institutional eligibility and risk.

2. Compliance.

a. To comply with donor and Hivos' requirements.

b. To ensure that contracts issued by Hivos to local partners comply with  donor and Hivos' requirements.

c. To establish policies and procedures to ensure compliance with donor and Hivos' requirements.

d. To ensure local partners' project budget and timeframe according tobudget and timeframe approved by donor.

3. Capacity building, in coordination with the Finance Officer.

a. To conduct internal compliance audit to local partners to ensure the  compliance with donor and Hivos' requirements.

b. To ensure that Hivos internal teams and its partners understand the  requirements of donor and Hivos.

c. To strengthen financial management capacities of partner organisations to ensure accuracy, transparency and accountability, this including developing, maintaining and training staff in the proper application of
time-keeping, data collection and management.

d. To conduct field visits as necessary.

4. Grant administration.

a. To ensure accurately and timely preparation of grant billings.

b. To create and maintain appropriate spreadsheets and documentation  required by donors, and by Hivos such as due dates, timesheets, etc.

c. To maintain a variety of manual and electronic fiscal information, files and records (i.e. accounts payable, accounts receivable, contracts, etc) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

. Minimum 5 year experience with multi donors (EU, AUSAID, USAID,  etc) budget development and monitoring.

. Proven track record in handling multi donors financial administration.

. Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.

. Knowledge of accounting sufficient to prepare detailed financial  and budgetary analysis or budgetary problems.

. Demonstrated analytical skills that allow for interpretation of budgetary, financial and related management information.

. Excellent writing skills in English.

. Strong organizational skills to work independently and to prioritize a heavy work load and excellent interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in the organization.

. Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

. Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, especially with  regards to sensitive or confidential personnel or organizational matters.

. Excellent computer skills and experience using spreadsheets, charting and other software tools, such as MS word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.

What do we offer?

An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the  possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to
application.id@hivos.org no later than Wednesday, 3 December 2014.

Please specify the position name you are applying for ('Financial Tender  Support and Compliance Officer') in the 'subject' line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Hivos, visit https://hivos.org/.

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