Friday, August 10, 2012

British Embassy

The British Embassy in Jakarta is part of a world-wide network of 230 Posts, representing British political, economic, security and consular interests overseas. Since 2000, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has been supporting Indonesia to strengthen governance in its forest sector through a programme known as the Multi-stakeholder Forestry Programme (MFP). A third phase of this programme (known as "MFP3") has been agreed between the Governments of Indonesia and the UK. This will support implementation of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) - a legally binding trade agreement that aims to ensure that timber products exported from Indonesia to the European Union have been legally harvested. DFID and the European Commission (EC) have agreed to provide up to £13.5 million of donor funding to support Indonesia implement the VPA. Part of this support will be provided through a joint cooperation and funding arrangement in which responsibility for management of EC funds will be delegated to DFID. Other donors may also contribute to this arrangement. DFID will engage a Service Provider to implement the Multi-stakeholder Forestry Programme activities. Its main activities will be to manage the disbursement of donor funds to a range of organisations that will contribute to achievement of the programme's goals. DFID will engage a Finance Officer to monitor management of the programme financial aspect. The Finance Officer will ensure that the processes for evaluation and awarding of grants by the service provider, the disbursement of funds and proper accounting and payments meet donor requirements. Main Duties · Review and approve dossiers for calls for grant proposals issued by the MFP Service Provider, with advice from the VPA Coordination Unit (Facilitator) and UKCCU's Governance Programme Manager; · Participate in the Project Approval Committee that evaluates grant proposals, in particular reviewing whether cost estimates represent fair value for money and endorse each successful proposal; · Countersign each grant agreement made with grantees by the MFP Service Provider; · In consultation with the VPA Coordination Unit, UKCCU's Governance Program Manager (based in the UK Climate Change Unit in Jakarta) and Senior Advisor, Forest Governance and Markets, DFID, London, check activities reported by grantees, in particular that the resulting payments made to them by the MFP Service Provider are allowable in terms of their grants; · Endorse invoices submitted by the MFP Service Provider before submitting them to DFID's Financial Officer and Account Office in the UK for payment; · Ensure that accurate and timely quarterly and annual reports Financial and Physical reports are submitted to DFID by the MFP Service Provider; · Keep programme records up to date and in a form accessible to DFID and European Commission auditors; and · Travel to grantees' office as part of monitoring on grantees' financial management and accountability. Requirements · Education to the degree level in business management, accountancy or equivalent; · A minimum of 3 years experience working with DFID or EU-funded initiatives, or an equivalent engagement in a donor-funded project; · Experience in working at a senior administrative level with responsibility for exercising budget control of amounts equivalent to several million pounds; · Ability to evaluate financial aspects of proposals (e.g., whether estimates represent likely costs) and invoices (i.e., whether claims are allowable in terms of grant conditions, and properly supported); · Ability to guide the Service Provider in preparing accurate and timely reports; · Excellent writing and speaking competence in English and Bahasa Indonesia; and · Excellent communication and presentation skills. The Finance Officer will commence on or about 1 September 2012 and will be engaged on a fixed term contract of 30 months. The appointee will be required to undergo training on use of DFID's corporate record and financial management systems, and DFID's and the European Commission's procurement processes. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. In relation to this, the successful candidate will need to arrange his/her own Police Certificate. The successful candidate must have the right to work in Indonesia in order to apply. To Apply Please send your CV and the completed Application Form [Word doc, 127KB, new window] by 17 August 2012, to Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:


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