Financial officer – Work: No Child’s Business

Region: Global
Office: Global office, The Hague - Netherlands
Hours: 32
Application deadline: December 15, 2022

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Job description

Hivos is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Financial Officer for the Work: No Child’s Business (WNCB) program. The officer is responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the program and reports to the program manager. He/she/they maintains oversight of financial and contractual compliance of the grant and provides technical assistance so that the grant is properly managed to enable successful implementation of the program.

Job context

Work: No Child’s Business is an Alliance consisting of UNICEF Netherlands, Save the Children Netherlands and the Stop Child Labor coalition. We work with country offices and partner organizations in six countries. Hivos is the lead organization and hosting the program management unit (PMU). The program is supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and runs from July 2019 – June 2024.

WNCB aims to achieve that children and youth are free from child labor and enjoy their rights to quality education and (future) decent work. We work in six countries: Cote d’Ivoire, India, Jordan, Mali, Uganda and Vietnam. In these countries we identified sectors with a high incidence of child labour and link to the EU market. The Alliance joins forces with communities, schools, governments, civil society organizations, trade unions and private actors, bringing sustainable solutions for children and their families.

Your responsibilities

You will work under the supervision of the Program Finance Manager, and will be responsible for:

  • Day-to-day financial management of WNCB, including the implementation of sound financial controls, budgeting, monitoring and forecasting processes.
  • Cooperation with the various budget holders, both within PMU as well as Alliance partners.
  • Annual financial planning and reporting, preparing consolidated reports, both internally from partners to Hivos and from Hivos to the donor.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal procedures. This means, amongst others, monitoring that payments are processed timely and correctly; providing support in monthly closures and supporting drafting the annual budget.
  • Close cooperation with Uganda country lead and finance staff in Hivos Hub East Africa, and ensuring alignment with the overall finance program management.
  • Supporting/facilitating audit and financial administration.
  • Supporting financial management of projects in the project department on an adhoc basis/when needed.

Your profile

  • HBO bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics or similar relevant disciplines
  • Minimum of three years’ experience
  • Proficiency in financial management accounting including budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting.
  • Experience in working with broader Alliances and cooperation with different partners
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and consolidate financial information.
  • Proven ability to implement and monitor financial controls
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated high integrity

What we offer

We offer a stimulating work environment in a professional international organization with very dedicated staff. Employment is offered as soon as possible with good working conditions for the period of one year; with possible 6 months extension. Travel costs are compensated in accordance with Hivos regulations. We offer participation in the pension fund.

How to apply

If interested please submit a recent CV by using the below “Apply here” button by no later than December 15, 2022. Both a letter of motivation and resume need to be submitted in English.

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