Finance Manager - East Timor


East Timor


Counterpart International

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 Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.

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Counterpart International is seeking a Finance Manager for an anticipated 3-year, $4.5 million Ba Distrito (To the Districts) Program in East Timor. The program aims to increase institutional and human capacity at local levels to deliver basic services effectively and in a manner that is responsive to citizen needs and expectations.  With the support and under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Finance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial project management as well as coordination of all financial activities. The manager should have a fluency and experience in the areas of: financial management, accountability, negotiations, auditing, as well as USAID rules and regulations governing all aspects of financial and administrative management and oversight of programs. 


  • Ensure that the financial aspects of this program meet all of USAID and the federal government’s requirements in funds accountability.
  • Design, implement and monitor all financial and accounting aspects of the program.
  • Monitor program expenditures and costs.
  • Oversee all financial transactions and reporting; calculate and pay employee salaries and taxes and other tax reporting.
  • Monitor procurement, purchase orders and payment requests to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as with USAID regulations. 
  • Manage all financial disbursements.
  • Ensure timely submission of all financial reports, records, files and cash requests to Counterpart headquarters.
  • Ensure that all financial and administrative decision-making is in compliance with U.S. government regulations and Counterpart policies.
  • Conduct financial research and analysis and/or make financial projections for the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance or related subject or be a certified accountant;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a finance manager;
  • Experience working in East Timor preferable;
  • Previous experience working with external donors, especially USAID;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with civil society organizations, USAID, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks accounting software; and
  • English fluency required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Tetun and/or Bahasa Indonesia is preferred.
  • Timorese strongly preferred.


Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on this project should visit: (supported by DevEx)

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  • Select the position
  • Click on “Apply”
  • Please include CV and a cover letter stating your availability and salary expectation.

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Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.