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WHAT WE DO

In the following areas, finance and administration managers:

  • Accounting/Financial Controlling

Finance and administration managers are accountable for the integrity of accounting and financial reporting in the field. They participate in drawing up the annual budget and monitor its implementation, including regular forecasting and financial analysis. They advise on financial and economic matters and provide training and coaching to department coordinators as required. They identify potential risks and ensure control mechanisms are in place to mitigate their potential effects and prevent cases of fraud.

  • Facilites Management

Finance and administration managers ensure that the set-up of office, warehousing and living space is appropriate, meets safety and ergonomic standards and provides adequate comfort; they make certain that passive security measures for buildings are suited to the context and updated/implemented at all times; they oversee the welcome and travel desk, ensuring smooth handling of travel arrangements, visas and visitor accommodation.

  • Human Resources (where no HR manager/officer is deployed)

Finance and administration managers in field sub-structures, are in charge of HR questions for staff under resident contract, in close coordination with the country HR manager, and make sure that regular activities throughout the HR cycle are conducted in line with internal policies and local (labour) laws.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • University degree (or equivalent) in the fields of finance and accounting, financial control and analysis, or hospitality management with focus on financial management and/or real estate management; certification in fraud prevention is an asset
  • Experience working abroad, preferably in the humanitarian or comparable sector
  • Strong motivation for humanitarian work and a desire to contribute via the support services
  • Service and solution-orientation with the ability to ensure respect for procedures and guidelines
  • Experience in staff supervision with the ability to motivate and guide staff, and a desire to share knowledge and skills in order to build capacity locally
  • Ability to adapt to various contexts, respect local culture, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Readiness to work and live in difficult environments in terms of living conditions and security constraints, unaccompanied (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months of assignment
     

WHAT WE OFFER

By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really make a difference. 

You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness and innovation in order to achieve the best possible impact, often with limited resources.

You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times.

You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, in order to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.