Finance and Contracts Assistant

Tetra Tech Internaational Development
Vientiane, Laos PDR
Full time Staff
  • Initially up to December 2021, with a possible extension
  • Based in the MoES in Vientiane Capital

The Program

BEQUAL supports education priorities of the Government of Laos described in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) Education Sector Development Plan and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy. BEQUAL is designed to be implemented over a total of 10 years. Phase 1 has been extended until June 2022 which will be followed by Phase 2. BEQUAL continues to support MoES with the primary curriculum reform with a focus on primary curriculum development, teacher professional development and integration of inclusive education principles.

The Position

Reserved for Citizens of Lao PDR 

The Finance and Contracts Assistant is a member of the BEQUAL Operations Team and is responsible for day-to-day support of BEQUAL’s financial operations including the preparation of payment vouchers, data processing within banking and accounting software, preparation of financial reports and disbursement of petty cash. Periodic travel outside of Vientiane to participate in event financial management activities is required.

The Person

The preferred candidate has a relevant tertiary qualification in accounting or business administration and two years of relevant experience in a similar position, plus in-depth understanding of financial management systems for a complex business operation. The preferred candidate will have prior experience in the preparation of payment vouchers, financial reports, expense forecasts and activity budgets, as well as custodian responsibility for office petty cash and recordkeeping in an online accounting software.

Along with effective interpersonal and communication skills, you will display self-motivation and the ability to work effectively as an individual or as part of a flexible, dynamic and culturally diverse team. Together with your good English proficiency (written and spoken) and your ability to maintain high ethical standards in your work, you will display strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail. 

This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Laos PDR.

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/careers and search for job number 498934. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at IDEV.HRServices@tetratech.com and quote the job reference number 498934

Applications close: 8:00am (Laos time) 12 May 2021.

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
12th May 2021