Program Finance Associate

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; and international relations. Drawing on more than 50 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : May 04, 2022

Job Description


The Program Finance Associate will assist in managing grants/contracts under the Department of Foreign  Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Strategic Partnership between The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) and DFAT on Subnational Governance Program (SNGP)in Nepal. S/he will assist in ensuring full  compliance of all grants/contracts with the DFAT rules and regulations; assist in monitoring and financial  reporting of partners; oversee grant/contract payments; assist in training and capacity building to partners;  and coordinate with programs, grants, finance, and administration staff.  



Regular communication with Senior Program Finance Officer and Finance & Grants Manager.  Regular contact with relevant Foundation staff as needed.  


Regular communication with local partners and vendors. 



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or other relevant fields. 


Minimum three years of experience in managing a grants/contracts’ portfolio, monitoring, and  reviewing financial reports of local implementing partners. Experience in auditing and managing  donor-funded projects is preferred. 


Knowledge of Labor Law, Labor Act, and other legal aspects concerned with taxation. Excellent  communication skills, prioritization skills; willingness to take initiative; ability to critically analyze  information. Fully conversant with using the Microsoft Office suite of programs, particularly MS  Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; strong interpersonal skills; and ability to work effectively and  harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds; willingness to  undertake duty travel to districts.


Program Finance duties and responsibilities 

  • Draft Letters of Grant, Letters of Contract, amendments, and other documentation necessary  for program development and implementation 
  • Update Subaward Management System (SMS) and Procurement Management System  (PROMS) in a timely manner and review grant files for complete documentation. Conduct  PIMS and EPLS check on grantees and vendors  
  • Assist in the development of project budgets, partner budgets, and spending projections Assist in due diligence in coordination with Senior Program Finance Officer and Program  staff 
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with grant management and financial policies and practices of  the Foundation and its donors 
  • Assist in reviews of financial reports from local implementing partners; and coordinate  implementation and information sharing with other program staff 
  • Prepare monthly requests for payment (RFP) for grantees 
  • Undertakes field visits, as necessary, to monitor project implementation and meet partner  organizations 
  • Assist in reviewing and monitoring spending projections for assigned projects. Contributes to financial monitoring discussion during the monthly program review and  spending projections meetings 
  • Assist in training of financial management practices, spending projections and other  identified financial support needs to local implementing partner 
  • Assist in preparing donor financial report  

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support to other ongoing programs and activities of the Foundation as and when  required. 
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Supervisor. 

Required Qualification & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or other relevant fields.


  • Minimum three years of experience in managing a grants/contracts’ portfolio, monitoring, and reviewing financial reports of local implementing partners. Experience in auditing and managing donor-funded projects is preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to Click Here to read through the Job Descriptions. Job shall be applied either through email by sending a Curricular Vitae (CV) along with a cover letter describing suitability for the position to referencing respective “Job Position” in the subject line or through an online  Job Application form by May 16, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone calls will not be entertained.

The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive office environment. Women and people from economically and socially excluded groups are encouraged to apply.