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Job Opportunity: Senior Finance Coordinator

The Tautua Program wish to invite interested qualified applicants for the abovementioned role. A brief background for the Tautua Program is provided below.

About Tautua

The Tautua Human Development for All Program prioritizes five interconnected pillars of human development: Education, Health, Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), and Social Protection. Guided by the Government of Samoa, Tautua provides opportunity to create transformative change in human development by addressing complex development needs though multi-sectoral, innovative approaches that identify and focus on the underlying issues. Simultaneously, Tautua intends to be able to respond to emergency, short-term needs, build capacity and through research, monitoring and evaluation apply lessons learned and evidence-based decision making to continuously improve delivery.

Scope of Services

The Senior Finance Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all financial management services for a high-quality, results-oriented approach for the Tautua program. Required tasks include (but is not restricted to) the following activities:

  • Manage the finance and accounting components of the program in Samoa
  • Monitor and prepare regular expenditure and forecast reporting.
  • Review monthly transaction listings for accuracy and recoding.
  • Support program tendering and procurement activities in country.
  • Develop and manage payroll processes and systems.
  • Approve and administer payments of local salaries for locally engaged staff and National Advisers, including managing the tax withholding requirements.
  • Contribute actively to a dynamic and collaborative team culture in line with organizational and team values.


Qualifications and Experience 

a. Degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

b. A minimum of 5 years’ progressive financial management and grants management experience on international development projects.


c. Demonstrated experience working in similar roles on international donor-funded projects.

d. Demonstrated experience in the development of financial management procedures and systems.

A Full Terms of Reference (TOR) can be provided on request. 

Please contact Ropati Mualia at for a copy.

Thank you for your interest. Kindly note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications (Expression of Interest including response in addressing the selection criteria outlined in TOR and CV) must be submitted to Ropati Mualia (Tautua Operations Manager) by 5PM, SUNDAY, 9 TH JULY 2023.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or indigenous status.