Project Finance Officer – EuroMed Rights, Brussels

Deadline : 30 Apr 2020

Position: Project Finance Officer

Starting: May 2020

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Remuneration: According to EuroMed Rights’ salary scale, based on years of experience

Application deadline: 12 April 2020, midnight CET

EuroMed Rights is looking for a dynamic, dedicated and experienced Project Finance Officer, who will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring financial records of Brussels based project.

Tasks and assignments

The Project Finance Officer will work under priorities set up by the Finance and Administration Director, will report to Project Finance Controller in Copenhagen and will collaborate on a regular basis with project staff; including implementing partners.

The Project Finance Officer will be responsible for:

  • (EU and other donor) project budgeting, monitoring, budget amending, and (consolidated) interim/final financial report preparation and submission – of both, EuroMed Rights project expenses, and partner expenses
  • Assist in calculation of units and unit cost in both budgeting and reporting phases
  • Being responsible for (a) project related cash advances to both partners and staff members, (b)per diem calculations, (c) (travel) reimbursement requests, (d) credit card reports, and (e) cash reconciliations
  • Assisting with raising invoices and contacting debtors
  • Checking/verifying accuracy and coding of invoices/payment requests
  • Drafting donor reports
  • Liaising with budget holders – proactively and upon request
  • Supporting/preparing files for project audits and assisting with general audits
  • Participating in Brussels based projects budget preparation and contributing to annual organisational budget process
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly expense monitoring reports
  • Assisting in monthly quarterly and year end reconciliations
  • Participation in updating the finance manual and proposals for improving financial procedures
  • Other duties assigned by the Finance and Administration Director

 Profile, skills and background

  • Minimum 2 years of professional accounting and finance experience working with donor-funded programs
  • Proven experience working with EU-Grant policies and procedures (including an understanding of units, unit cost – how to budget and report) is considered as an asset
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector (preferably at an international level)
  • Experienced user of Excel – Preferably including pivot tables and look up formulas.
  • Knowledge of accounting application (preferably Navision)
  • Proficient in oral and written French and English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as facilitation and technical skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  • Motivated, organised and a self-starter

How to apply

Applications should be sent to job.brussels@euromedrights.net by Sunday 12 April 2020, midnight. The application should include a CV and a cover letter of maximum 1 page.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  First round of interviews will be conducted between March 20 and April 24, 2020.

About EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights is a network of almost 80 civil society organizations working to promote human rights and democracy in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The network was founded in 1997 and contains organisations, institutions and individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure includes a General Assembly, an Executive Committee, and a Secretariat which implements and supports the network’s activities, projects and programs. EuroMed Rights works primarily by strengthen partnerships between civil society organization across the Mediterranean, and by conducting fact-finding missions, advocacy, and campaigning around themes and cases with specific relevance for the human rights situations and democracy promotion in the Euro-Mediterranean region. EuroMed Rights’ main office is located in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis and satellite initiatives in other parts of the Mediterranean region. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.