Vacancy: Finance Officer - Robert Carr Fund

Vacancy: Finance Officer - Robert Carr Fund

Aidsfonds - STI AIDS Netherlands works as one organisation towards a world where no one dies of AIDS anymore and where people are sexually healthy so that everyone can love freely and without fear. We do this together with the people who are hit hardest by STIs and HIV because of discrimination and exclusion. We strengthen their voice and support them with information, knowledge and funding. For all that is love. We work on this in the Netherlands and in 15 countries worldwide.

To make our dream a reality, we are, among other things,  Fund Management Agent of the Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks. The membership of the Fund’s Program Advisory Panel (PAP) consists of experts from civil society. To strengthen the Fund’s Secretariat we are looking for experienced financial accountability. Could you help us with that?

Finance Officer (24 hours)

What you will do

The finance officer will primarily support the implementation of the Exceptional Opportunity Fund (EOF), a $10mln grant-making program designed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the HIV program for Inadequately Served Populations (ISPs) supported by PEPFAR in partnership with UNAIDS.
 

Main tasks & responsibilities

The finance officer will be responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the Exceptional Opportunity Fund, including grants management and monitoring, maintaining grantee relationships, liaising with financial officers, and prepare reporting for the ISC and donors. The finance officer will report to the RCF Fund Director.


Grants Management

  • Review and assess EOF grantees’ financial reports and audits;
  • Review payment requests and liquidity forecasts from  the grantees and prepare/process grant disbursements and payments in collaboration with the EOF project officer;
  • Review documentation and provide financial oversight for the closure of grants
  • Monitor for risks of corruption, fraud, and mismanagement (CFM) and engage with the ISC accountability committee, Aidsfonds CFO and Project Controller, and the Fund Director, to prevent and manage CFM cases;
  • Collaborate with the EOF project officer to monitor grantees’ compliance with financial and audit requirements per contractual agreements;
  • Develop and adjust financial reporting templates,;
  • Develop and communicate clear financial planning and reporting guidelines, procedures, and audit requirements to the grantees;
  • Perform monitoring visits (possibly virtual) to the grantees in collaboration with EOF project officer.
     

Capacity Building

  • Conduct regular teleconferences to provide support as needed to grantees with reallocations, financial reporting and audits.
     

Overall Financial Management

  • Ensure compliance of RCF financial management policies, procedures, and standards with those of the Aidsfonds and Dutch regulations with guidance from RCF Project Controller;
  • Support the preparation of relevant financial information on the RCF Aidsfonds annual audits with guidance from RCF Project Controller;
  • Review financial data for publishing through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
  • Support the development of financial data processing for the development of financial data visualization
     

Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks

Robert Carr Fund (Fund), launched in July 2012, is an innovative pooled funding mechanism designed to support global and regional civil society networks worldwide in their response to HIV and to address the needs of the populations inadequately served in HIV response. Men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers, and transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV and experience systematic human rights violations due to discrimination, exclusion, and criminalization. The Fund aims to strengthen HIV civil society to ensure access of marginalized groups to health, justice, and funding.

The contributing donors to the Fund are the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO); Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad); the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The donors and civil society organizations designed the Fund in partnership, which is embodied in the Fund’s governance structures i.e. International Steering Committee consisting of both members of civil society and representatives of funders.
 

Your way of working

  • Inclusive and collaborative
  • Cooperative
  • Result-oriented
  • Analytical
  • Accurate
  • Optimistic
     

What we offer
First of all, we offer you an ambitious organisation in which we cooperate and deliver quality in an approachable, open, and friendly way on the basis of appealing goals and clear roles. In this way, we can all contribute to a world without AIDS and a drastic reduction in the number of STIs. It does not matter who you are, who you love, or what you believe. We are curious about your talents and your social drive to work with us on our mission. You will look at issues from different perspectives and connect with the communities we work with: people living with HIV, LGBTQ+, sex workers, and drug users, either because you can draw on your own experience or because you have been in close contact with members of these communities.

In addition, we offer:

  • An exciting position in a dynamic organisation
  • An employment contract for one year, with the prospect of permanent employment
  • A salary based on the function Project officer, scale 10 between € 2.774 and € 4.482 gross per month (for 36 hours), depending on your experience
  • 8% statutory holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • Favourable and flexible terms of employment
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Work from home opportunities and flexible working hours
  • 100% reimbursement of your commuting expenses by public transport
     

What we are looking for

  • A completed university degree in finance/economics/business;
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in the field of development/non-for-profit  working with international projects;
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of the financial planning and control cycle;
  • Organisational skills, good at negotiating, independently acting with authority at various levels;
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills;
  • Excellent Excel skills;
  • Data visualizations skills would be a plus.

Want to apply?

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English should be submitted before  Monday 9th January 2022 Interviews will be held in the week of 17th January 2022.

If interested, please address your motivation letter and CV to Maria Phelan and submit via this link:

Seeking more information? On our website www.aidsfonds.nl or www.robertcarrfund.org

You can also contact Maria Phelan, RCF Fund Director at mphelan@robertcarrfund.org  (Please use this e-mail address only for questions and more information. If you would like to apply, please use the link above).

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