The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) works to promote peaceful, just and inclusive politics worldwide. To that end, we work with the entire political sector in a country, from aspiring politicians to political leaders, and from national to local level. Currently, we run programmes in roughly 20 countries in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, the MENA region and the Eastern European Neighbourhood. Our approach across all these programmes is unique and characterized by dialogue: we bring actors from across the political spectrum together. We work on their knowledge and competences, and empower them to cooperate in a constructive manner on issues that affect them, their country and the broader region.
This position is located in the political heart of the Netherlands in The Hague. Here, we have an experienced and committed international staff of around 30 colleagues who support to global programming. Our working culture is informal and open, and encourages initiative, professionalism and interaction.
As of 2021 the office in The Hague will consists of four teams: Programmes & Knowledge; Grants Management; Finance, Control & Support; and Positioning. Due to a capacity need at the beginning of the new programme cycle, we are currently looking to fill the following position within our Grants Management team for one year:
Finance & Contracting Specialist
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Finance & Contracting Specialist is responsible for ensuring NIMD fulfils its financial accountability requirements towards donors, and overseeing spending of these funds by NIMD’s local partners or country offices. The specific tasks include:
• Supporting the Grants Coordination team from a financial perspective
• Preparing fundraising budgets and finance proposals in collaboration with the Fundraising Officer, Programme & Knowledge Advisor, partner organizations, country offices, co-applicants and the Fundraising & Strategic Relations Advisor.
• Preparing contracts and conducting financial transfers in consultation with the Financial Controller and Grant Coordinators
• Translating donor requirements to other parties and ensuring financial reporting towards donors.
• Overseeing the finance and control cycle of the country programmes in relation to the grant.
• Identifying financial risks and bottlenecks within programmes, and intervening as soon as any risks are no longer manageable, in close collaboration with the Financial Controller.
• Preparing and controlling the budgets, financial reports and audits for the country programmes in a specific region.
• Delivering financial contract agreements and financial information to the Grants Coordinators.
• Contributing to the internal financial policies of the NIMD country offices and the implementation of these policies – along with instruments, procedures and processes -together with the Financial Controller.
• Ensuring that the financial administration of the country offices complies with NIMD’s internal financial policies.
• Integrating the latest information, rules and demands of donors in the budgets.
You are a dynamic and experienced financial professional with an understanding of development issues and the financial needs of key stakeholders, such as bilateral and multilateral donors, democracy assistance organizations and NGOs. You feel comfortable working with people from different cultures and have concrete experience with project management and financial administration in an international context.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
• A minimum of five years of experience in financial administration and financial project management in an international context.
• Experience with setting up financial administration processes and financial reporting to donors.
• Experience with EU-funded projects.
• Experience in the field of financial control.
• Experience in the field of fundraising and managing donor funds.
• Experience in the development and implementation of financial policies.
• Fluent in English, and preferably Spanish or Arabic.
• Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, intercultural communication and teamwork skills.
• Affinity with politics and political parties.
• Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
• Bachelor’s degree in the field of financial management, business administration, or accounting.
• Willing to travel to different countries for assignments.
Applicants must have a valid work permit for the European Union.
We offer a position of 24-38 hours at our office in The Hague for one year. You will work in the Grants Coordination team under the guidance of the Head of Programmes & Knowledge, and in close collaboration with the colleagues from the Finance, Control & Support team
NIMD offers a competitive remuneration package. The salary corresponds to the Dutch Government salary framework (RIJK), scale 10 (EUR 2.750 – EUR 4.430 gross a month based on 38 hours). In addition, NIMD also offers a flexible and fun work environment with good secondary benefits, including a personal training budget.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications and a résumé in English to firstname.lastname@example.org before 29 October 2021. Interviews will be held in the first week of November 2021. Given the composition of the team, we invite women to apply
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Mr. Wouter Dol (Head of Programmes & Knowledge), via email@example.com , Mr. Harrie Dijkstra (Head of Finance, Control & Support), via firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Marjolein Baljon (HR Advisor), via email@example.com or 0031 (0)70-3115464
Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated