Chief Financial and Operations Officer


Wildlife Justice Commission
Geplaatst op 01-08-2017 Plaats: Den Haag Regio: Zuid-Holland Dienstverband: Tijdelijk Opleidingsniveau: HBO, WO Uren per week: > 32 Reageren voor 27-08-2017

The Wildlife Justice Commission is an innovative, young, mission-driven organisation leveraging the rule of law and the power of investigation.

Our mission is to disrupt transnational, organised wildlife crime by exposing criminal networks and the corruption that enables them to flourish by convincing- or if need be pressuring - governments to enforce the law.

Consisting of criminal justice, law enforcement and wildlife crime experts with a core, lean team of 15 people based in The Hague, The Netherlands, and others in the field.

Post Title: Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Reports to: Executive Director

Reporting: Three staff members

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Annual Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Role definition

The Chief Finance and Operations Officer is responsible for (further) developing, organising and supervising the financial, human resources and operational activities in the office. This includes the managing of staff, information, external consultants, operations and other resources. The Chief Finance and Operations Officer is part of the Management Team and will report to the Executive Director.


  • (Further) design and implementation of the financial, and operations strategies, plans and procedures, and integration into the organisation's overall strategy.
  • (Further) develop and implement human resources policies, protocols and procedures and ensure implementation in the organisation.
  • The financial administration (including project administration), payroll administration, monthly reporting, liquidity forecast including analyses in close collaboration with the external administration office.
  • The budgeting and financial reporting to institutional donors in close collaboration with the fundraising and communications team.
  • The development, coordination and implementation of the budgeting process.
  • The annual accounts, support the preparation of the annual report, and the contact with the auditors.
  • The implementation and monitoring of the financial control framework.
  • Further develop the implementation of programmes/systems such as Salesforce and SharePoint to further professionalise the organisation and ensure integration into the organisation.
  • Ad-hoc advice on compliance with reporting standards, strategic decision support (when needed), review and advice on allocation of indirect costs, support in application-process and reporting process for donations, liaison with stakeholder (donors, auditor, strategic partners and regulators) in financial matters.
  • Supervising three staff members.


  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role, preferably in a not-for-profit sector or in a project-based organisation.
  • Expert user in Exact and Excel.
  • Experience and comfort in working on a Management level (working closely with management or being a part of a Management Team).
  • Outstanding organisational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly analytical, precise and structured.
  • Excellent communicator and team player.
  • A hands-on and service related attitude.
  • Affinity with the mission statement of the organisation.
  • Cultural sensitivity in working with a cultural diverse, inter-disciplinary, multi-lingual, global team.


  • Solid financial education (HBO or WO finance/accountancy).
  • Fluent in Dutch, proficient in English required.

We offer you:

  • A contract for 32 hours per week for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension, at our office in The Hague.
  • An international environment (our team has over 10 nationalities), working in English.
  • A number of paid holiday hours.
  • A chance to make a difference.

Looking To Make A Difference By Activating Justice for Wildlife On A National And International Level?

Please e-mail your CV and Motivation Letter before 27 August 2017 to For questions about this position, please contact our Executive Assistant, Helen Retel Helmrich + 31 (0)70 205 10 53.