Sep 162020


Country: Thailand
Organization: Internews Europe
Closing date: 24 Sep 2020

Location: Chiang mai or Bangkok, Thailand

LOE: 100% (Full-Time)

Type of contract: Fixed-term three months

Start Date: ASAP


Internews works to ensure access to trusted, quality news and information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure, and rewarding lives. We envision a world where everyone can communicate freely with anyone, anywhere, and exchange the news and information they need to shape their communities and the world.

For 35 years and in more than 100 countries, we have worked with our local partners to build hundreds of sustainable organizations, strengthened the capacity of thousands of media professionals, human rights activists, and information entrepreneurs, and reached millions of people with quality, local information, improving lives and building lasting change. On issues ranging from health and the environment to conflict and governance , Internews has developed approaches that harness the power of media and information to create positive change.

Internews is a charity operating internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, London, and Paris as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.


The Business Officer will work for the Asia Programme Management Unit (PMU) and will provide the highest standards of financial and administrative surge support to Asia Programmes. We are looking for a responsible and professional individual to perform a variety of financial and administrative tasks. Duties of the Business Officer will include the financial administration of current projects, oversight of project budgets and partner spending, facilitation of payment requests and other financial and administrative duties that may be required during this period.

The Business Officer will report to a staff member at the PMU and will work closely with London-based Programme Officer and Programme Finance Analyst to provide timely and quality support to programmes as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial administration of Internews’s projects as assigned: Reviewing project expenditure and ensuring correctness of coding; managing cash-flow to ensure the availability of project funds at various Internews’ offices; work with Programme Finance Analysts (PFAs) to prepare financial reports for donors, prepare notes for financial reports, and ensure that costs are reported in compliance with donor requirements;

  • Budget oversight: reviewing budget-versus-actuals and facilitating the forecasting in line with project activities; supporting partners with budget planning; aligning internal templates to donor formats for effective monitoring and reporting; monitoring HQ spend and working with PFAs to ensure adequate burn-rates;

  • Sub-grants: supporting Internews’ partners to prepare budgets under sub-grant agreements; reviewing financial reports from partners when required and coordinating required corrections;

  • Payments and administration: coordination of payment requests to London, including reviews, confirmations, and follow-ups; monitoring of donor income and preparation of requests for disbursements for donors; review and verification of bills to London HQ from suppliers and Internews’ accounting department in California;

  • Budgeting: supporting Programme Officer to develop highly accurate, cost-appropriate, and compliant budget proposals for donors.

  • Other tasks: other financial and administrative may be assigned as required, including the preparation of requests for Personal Service Contracts.


  • Qualification in Accounting.
  • At least five years of experience working in a similar capacity.
  • Proficiency in MS Office. Advanced proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken).
  • Creative and a good team player.
  • Excellent multitasking skills.
  • Good management skills and the ability to solve immediate problems.
  • Work locally in Chiang Mai or Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Work remotely from home, own computer and a high-speed internet required.

Recruitment Timeframe:

Closing date: 12pm BST on Thursday 24 September 2020

Applications for this vacancy will be reviewed as and when they arrive, the vacancy may therefore be closed earlier than the stated closing date.

How to apply:

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