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MDF Pakistan Finance Officer

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Market Development Facility (MDF) is an Australian Government-funded initiative that utilises a market systems development approach to connect with private and public sectors players with the ability and leverage to trigger lasting systemic change and create broad-based, sustainable pro-poor growth. MDF can be scaled-up to support further market development activities in country and in additional countries as needed.
MDF is a multi-country facility, currently operating in five countries: Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Each country has its own country team on the ground, with a Core Leadership Team headed up by the Chief Executive Officer providing strategic, technical and managerial oversight across all MDF partner countries.

Support the Finance Manager in the management of project finances and financial accountability across the Facility.


  • Ensure that financial documents (weekly field vouchers, bi-monthly MDF country offices funds transfer requests etc) for all MDF country offices are correct and reconciled with financial transactions and bank statements.
  • Ensure appropriate cost coding and data entry in line with the chart of accounts into field vouchers, verification that invoices and payments are supported by the appropriate support documents and authorisations.
  • Ensure that all financial trackers (Partnership Activity Tracker, staff advance tracker, purchase order tracker, tax tracker & Staff Contribution Tracker) are accurately updated and are reported to the relevant managers.
  • Ensuring all payments made from MDF are in accordance with MDF, Palladium and DFAT policies and procedures, verifying the accuracy of all payment requisitions and other requests for payment before submission for authorisation.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in external and internal audits as required. Undertake periodic internal process and policy compliance audits.
  • Support the Finance Manager in the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Support the Finance Manager and the Palladium Project Manager in the development of six-monthly and annual financial reports and other reports as directed by the CLT.

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Essential requirements:
  • A Bachelor Degree, or its equivalent, in Accounting.
  • Experience in bookkeeping of large projects, preferably for international development donors or organisations.
  • Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks and MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Good command of verbal and written English
  • A high degree of personal initiative, enthusiasm for the work, high-level multi-tasking and time management skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to travel at short notice to other MDF countries, as and when needed
  • A police clearance certificate

Application Requirements:

Applications should include a response to the position requirements. Please submit your cover letter and CV as a single document.
Position open to Pakistani nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Pakistan. Rates of pay are based on local labour standards.