Programme Finance Officer


The PFO is responsible for providing support to the implementation and monitoring of the financial management of the projects and to provide the appraisal and analysis of the necessary financial management of proposals and reports for back-donors. The PFO is directly managed by the Finance Manager (FM).

Functional links

  • The PFO relates directly with the Finance Manager regarding all finance management issues
  • The PFO relates with other programme finance staff and accountant regarding consolidation of accounts, budget development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • The PFO relates with programme managers and program staff regarding budget development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • The PFO relates with Oxfam development partners regarding to financial control and partners capacity building.

Overall Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Programme staff and partners, ensuring that project finance management is effective and efficient
  • Validate the day to day and ongoing disbursement of programme funds
  • Ensuring partners are informed and understand the financial requirement of Oxfam and donors
  • Ensuring partners are enhanced in their ability to manage funds in an effective and efficient way while ensuring compliance with donor requirements
  • Assist the FM in development of the finance strategy

Required qualifications

  • Experience in auditing, accounting and finance or Qualifications in Finance Management or other related field is highly regarded.
  • Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders (internally/externally) in management and control of finance policies and guidelines.
  • High analytical/negotiating/communication/inter-personal kills.
  • Ability to work under highly stressful conditions.
  • Sound understanding and compliance of safety and security issues relating to development and humanitarian work.
  • Supervisory responsibilities.
  • Good knowledge of English and Laos.
  • Good Accounting and Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word and Excel.


Personal Quality

  • Team player with ability to deal with a range of people from various cultures and different capacities.
  • Leadership and coordination skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently when needed.
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and Lao.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values.
  • Ability to show perseverance, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure. 
  • A strong focus on results – sets goals, plans and prioritises effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans, establishes high level of performance and sets an example to others.