Project Controller

  • Added Date: Thursday, 08 July 2021
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021

Do you want to work as a financial professional in the humanitarian sector and want to transfer your knowledge to CARE offices in other countries and are you stress-proof? **

Then we are looking for you!

Who we are

We are CARE Nederland, part of CARE, an international development organization active in more than 90 countries. Originating from American food aid to Europe after the Second World War, we have been committed for 75 years to those who need it most. CARE strives for a world without poverty. We are committed to equal rights and fair distribution of wealth. We work in the most difficult places in the world. For the poorest, the most affected, the least heard. Together with local partners and communities, we save lives and ensure sustainable change. We do this by, among other things, providing emergency aid, facilitating female entrepreneurship and encouraging public participation in decision-making. We also make communities resilient against the effects of climate change and natural disasters. Our approach is pragmatic and tailor made. And that works.

The function

CARE Nederland works with Project Teams. Within the Project Teams, the Project Managers are responsible for the overall management of the projects. The Project Controllers (PC) are responsible for good financial management of the projects.

As a PC, you will be responsible for budgeting, contract management, donor compliance, monitoring and reporting of your own project portfolio (+/- 20 million euros). You know the story behind the figures and advise the Project Team on all budget issues. You signal and investigate changes proactively and work closely with Finance and Project Managers to manage the overall finances well. Of course, you will ensure that the financial procedures/donor rules are respected. You also formulate the financial policy frameworks for the CNL programs and projects and ensure the generation of financial management information.

The PC will act on the following areas:

1. Budget development (project proposal) and financial management (projects)

  1. In coordination with assigned Country Offices (CO) and in consultation with the Project/Program Manager from financial perspective be involved in the development of project proposals for donors.
  2. Carries out risk analyses of country offices and evaluates financial management and results for this purpose.
  3. Ultimately responsible for financial management of project budgets up to and including final reports for the assigned portfolio.
  4. Ensures proper preparation, guidance and settlement of external audits, executed in The Netherlands and overseas.
  5. Supervises budget and liquidity of own project portfolio. Carries out final checks on financial closures and prepares for administrative processing.
  6. Indicates consequences of (changed) donor rules for the entire project portfolio and ensures compliance. Provide training and share knowledge within CARE NL and local country offices if necessary.
  7. Coordinates with the Project/Program Managers and higher management of CARE NL and local country offices.

2. Financial Quality

  1. Develops knowledge in the field of donor rules (EU / ECHO / BUZA), ensures compliance with these donor rules and acts as a prompter for the organization.
  2. Responsible for capacity building and other support of country offices in such a way that the country offices themselves manage the programs financially and meet (donor) reporting requirements.
  3. Indicates, on the basis of identified need, support and training at country offices in the area of financial affairs and donor rules, agreements and procedures.
  4. Carries out project audits and takes care of follow-up. Provides systematic analysis and tracking of audit results with the aim of achieving quality improvement.

We are looking for a candidate that meets the following qualifications: **

ยท BA required, MA preferred in lieu of degree, 5+ years of relevant experience in a business or accounting direction.

ยท Comprehensive knowledge and experience of at least 3 years in the field of financial management, project management and financial systems.

ยท Comprehensive knowledge and experience of Office365 and especially Excel.

ยท Good knowledge of and experience with institutional donors (EC, ECHO, BUZA) and other donors (foundations, corporations, social enterprises).

ยท Excellent knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing; and preferably one or more other languages (French or Spanish).

ยท Intercultural sensitivity and communication skills.

ยท Ability to work independently.

ยท Hands-on, proactive and solution oriented attitude.

ยท Willing to further develop knowledge and expertise in this field.

ยท Knowledge of and experience with contract management.

ยท Willing to travel regularly.

ยท Affinity with our core competences: Respect, Reliability, Commitment and Quality.

CARE has zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, therefore, all reference checks include a written questionnaire regarding misconduct (sexual exploitation, sexual abuse or sexual harassment), the โ€œStatement of Conductโ€, that will be sent to past employers.

We offer:

ยท An interesting position where taking initiative is stimulated.

ยท 1 year contract with possible extension.

ยท A gross monthly salary based on BBRA scale 10 (EUR 2.909,91 โ€“ EUR 4.677,14), classification depends on relevant working experience.

ยท Informal organization.

ยท International work environment in which you work with colleagues from different backgrounds to achieve the goals of CARE Nederland.

ยท Open work culture characterized by an informal lunch group, weekly joint coffee moments and annual staff outings.

ยท Location in the bustling heart of The Hague and the possibility to partially work from home.

This vacancy is archived.

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