Job advert - Consultant to support Indonesian SME to improve and formalise its financial management arrangements (Palladium MFP4 Project)

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Consultant to support Indonesian SME to improve and formalise its financial management arrangements


MFP4 supports Indonesia to achieve its objectives regarding sustainable timber and community forestry. MFP4 builds on earlier programme phases to deliver an ambitious set of results on coverage of timber legality licences, export volumes of sustainably sourced timber, and the growth of community-based forest enterprises.

To deliver these results, the consortium members have established a joint technical assistance facility in Jakarta, which collaborates with Indonesian ministries to strengthen forest policy implementation and enable investments in community forests and sustainable land use. The MFP4 facility directly supports the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) to deliver two core workstreams:

  1. Growth in sustainable and legal timber production: Ensuring the effectiveness and sustainability of the national timber legality assurance system 'SVLK', which underpins FLEGT licensing, to further strengthen confidence amongst international buyers and domestic suppliers; and
  2. Growth in community-based forest businesses: Catalyse community forest business development to foster more sustainable use of forests, reduce forest degradation and deforestation, and improve prosperity by strengthening forest governance at the site level.

Scope of Work and Deliverables 

Under programme Workstream B, MFP4 is providing a grant to a small Indonesian social enterprise based in North Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara Timur that specialises in production and sale of Kenari Nuts.

As part of this partnership MFP4 is seeking a consultant to support this company to improve and formalise its financial management arrangements. The consultant(s) are required to deliver the following activities:

  • Conduct a rapid baseline assessment of the company’s financial management arrangements and identify specific areas for improvement in collaboration with the company’s management and MFP4.
  • Work with the company to operationalise and implement the improvements identified.
  • Draft and finalise a document outlining financial management procedures, including but not limited to: expense and payment management; expenditure authorisation authority; bank account management; procurement procedure; petty cash and cash disbursement management; asset and inventory management; salary and payroll management.
  • Provide training to relevant members of staff on key aspects of the standard operating procedures developed.
  • Support the company to identify, procure and set up appropriate financial accounting software

Given the current restrictions on transport and meetings due to COVID-19, we are looking for a consultant who can provide a strong proposition for how the above activities can be delivered at quality under remote working arrangements.

Qualifications and Experience

The Consultant(s) will need to demonstrate the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Demonstrable experience and qualifications in accounting and/or financial / business management 
  2. Demonstrable experience in providing training / support to small organisations and businesses in best practise financial management standards and procedures
  3. Experience in developing / drafting standard operating procedures or similar as well as relevant tools for use in implementing the procedures (e.g payment approval form)
  4. Professional working level Bahasa Indonesia and English (a mix of English and Bahasa Indonesia speakers is acceptable if a consultant team is proposed).
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Given the current operating environment, demonstrable experience in delivery of relevant training / support under remote working arrangements would be a distinct advantage.


We are looking for a consultant who can begin work as soon as possible, with completion of the activities in the terms of reference to be completed no later than 31st January 2022

Budget Allocation

Consultants may bid with a maximum cost allocation of IDR 80,000,000 for all professional fees associated with this work.

How to Apply

This study is open to either individual consultant, or teams of consultants. The applicants should explain their proposed approach to managing the workload and assigning responsibilities (for teams) within their methodology.  

To respond to this opportunity, please send the following documents and information to with the name of the position as your email subject.

1.                   Curriculum Vitae for each consultant, emphasizing the experience required for this study. 

2.                   A combined technical and financial proposal (no longer than 3 pages) based on these Terms of Reference, containing: 

·         Summary of proposed approach to delivery of activities under the scope of work 

·         Proposed daily fee rates and total budget based on number of days proposed to deliver the activities

3.                   Name of referees from at least two previous clients.

Closing date: 30th November 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Selection Process

A Committee will assess and select applications based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of CV(s) and demonstrable experience in subject area
  • Proposed approach to delivery of activities 
  • Total cost of proposal

For more information on our company, please review our website:

Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.