Jozef Setyawan was a student at IALF Surabaya in 2004 and was really impressed with the people who worked there. They were very friendly and it seemed like they really enjoyed working at IALF. That’s when he realized that he would like to work in that sort of work environment one day and work with people just like them.
A few years later Jozef saw a job offer from IALF Bali in a local newspaper. They were looking for
Finance Department staff. Jozef felt full of confidence and with is accounting qualifications, he submitted his application for the position. To his great surprise he got the job. He left his previous job, moved to Bali and started working with IALF in Denpasar.
During his time at IALF, Jozef has been involved in the Kang Guru, ELTIS and KELP projects and beginning in 2011 and up until now, he is working with the ELTA and ETELP projects for IALF. Jozef has learnt from all of these new experiences. His work involves preparing budgets, supervising the expenses of IALF staff for activities such as travel and conferences, and preparing regular financial reports.
Jozef travels regularly to Timor-Leste with the ETELP team visiting the ETELP office in Dili in order to make sure that financial aspects of the ETELP project are working well. It gives Jozef the added opportunity to meet and chat with the local people there and learn a little bit of their language. It is a completely different environment in Timor-Leste and Jozef is very happy that this work in Dili and surrounding areas is just one of the many interesting tasks that he has been given by IALF since he started work with them.
Listen to Jozef talk about his work at IALF: