East Timor
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Finance Director

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Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Pact is recruiting a Finance Director for an upcoming USAID-funded Strengthening Local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Timor-Leste. The project will aim to strengthen the organizational, advocacy, research, networking, and financial capacity of selected NGOs in Timor-Leste, as well as to increase the demand for advocacy services, and ensure laws and policies enabling independent NGOs operations are in place to enable NGOs to provide sustainable advocacy on behalf of their constituents.

The Finance Director is responsible for all aspects of the project’s financial and accounting management and for providing support to all technical, program, and operations departments. The Finance Director will ensure that the program operates within the approved budget and is compliant with US Government cost principles under 2 CFR 200. This position is contingent upon award.

The Finance Director will report to the Chief of Party.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain project accounts in accordance with Pact policies and procedures.
  • Ensure project expenditures are in accordance with the approved budget, project contract, and USAID policies and cost principles.
  • Develop and manage project budget and pipeline to ensure project does not exceed approved obligation and budget ceiling.
  • Provide detailed analyses of costs, budgets, contracts, and funding requirements.
  • Monitor monthly financial performance.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as accounting, finance, or business administration.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing finances for US Government-funded programs, preferably USAID.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience with USAID rules and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations under 2 CFR 200.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English and either Portuguese or Tetum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field.

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Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow for millions of people worldwide. An international, nonprofit organization, they strive for a world where the poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future. They believe the only way to achieve this future is when it is based on a firm foundation of locally built, lasting solutions. For more than 40 years, Pact has partnered with thousands of regional, national and local institutions to tackle poverty through a unique brand of international development—one that approaches poverty from all angles.

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