Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified finance officer who will support our work with hosting a newly established funding platform.
As a finance officer you will be part of the newly established team that will coordinate the work of the H2H (Humanitarian to Humanitarian) funding platform. H2H is a network of over 25 organisations, that was established in 2016, with a purpose of enabling the humanitarian sector to efficiently and effectively assist and protect people affected by disasters. The network members provide services within three broad categories:
Operational support (including information management and services such as data collection, analysis and mapping; AAP; surge capacity; logistics and security management)
Standard setting and guidance
A funding platform is being established for the H2H network that will enable its members access to funding for quick and quality provision of the above outlined services to the broader humanitarian community. More information on the H2H ca be accessed on: https://www.h2hworks.org/.
About the job
The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and you will be part of a dynamic team that will coordinate the work of the funding platform available for the H2H members. You are expected to provide technical financial support to the H2H members, prepare financial reports for projects funded through the H2H funding platform, and to monitor the financial activities as per DRC’s and donors’ requirements. The position will report to the H2H Network Coordinator, based in Geneva, Switzerland. H2H Network is in the process of establishing a Project Steering Group to which the project team for the H2H Funding Platform will be accountable too. This could mean changes would be introduced to the outline of the duties and responsibilities outlined below.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
Develop and update procedures related to financial and administrative issues for the H2H platform
Maintaining overall financial control and monitor expenditure and income for the H2H platform
Working with agencies to ensure funds are dispersed in a timely manner, in line with DRC and DFID due diligence requirements
Coordinating and consolidating H2H budgeting as required and ensure projects are established correctly in the DRC financial system
Producing financial reports and analysis (budget vs expenditure) on specific project codes, as requested by the H2H coordinator
Preparing monthly donor reports on a resource accounting basis, showing H2H expenditure, forecasts and accruals
Preparing for and follow up on audits of the H2H projects in coordination with DRC’s finance department
Developing and update procedures related to financial and administrative issues for the H2H platform
Supporting the H2H coordinator with the administration of the DFID grant. This will include assisting with drafting, coordinating and compiling financial information for proposals and reporting. Supporting the undertaking of Due Diligence Assessments of H2H grant recipients.
Review and quality approve budgets submitted by the H2H members
Ensure funds to H2H members are dispersed in a timely manner
Control H2H member budget and finance management performance
Ensure H2H member reporting on admin/finance meets requirements
To be successful in this role we expect you to be a dynamic team player who will secure quality and compliant financial performance of the H2H members receiving funding from the platform.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
Minimum 3 years of work experience from a humanitarian/development organisation and/or from a donor administration
Experience in administration, financial, budgetary and personnel management
Prior experience with managing DFID / donor grants. Experience with other donors and large international foundations is an advantage
Proven communication and interpersonal skills
University degree or equivalent qualification, preferably at master’s degree level in economics, management, social sciences, communication or international development
Knowledge of Project Cycle Management, especially of the logical framework approach
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
A conscientious and structured person with strong planning skills, including computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: open ended (pending funding)
Start date: as soon as possible
The position is placed in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected candidate will be offered an open ended national contract with a gross salary between 6'048 CHF and 6'272 CHF (as per DRC Geneva Salary Scale, Officer level) pending the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
Following Swiss regulations DRC offers accident, illness and travel insurance, while all national staff have to pay tax and social security according to Swiss law and have a Swiss health insurance.
DRC does not provide additional housing or schooling or any other allowances.