SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,300 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with highly decentralized management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff), where this position will be based, backstops our teams around the world. For more information on SNV, visit our website: http://www.snv.org
SNV as part of a consortium will implement a global fund that will provide finance and Technical Assistance (TA) to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation and mobilize external private sector funding at scale.
The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) allows for investments in projects aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. SNV, as part of the Origination Facility, will identify and develop, together with local companies and stakeholders, bankable business case/projects which can subsequently be picked up by the Finance Facilities (Water and Land-use) for further development, match-making and investment. The DFCD presents an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Finance and Grants Project Administrator will be part of our “Country Finance team Netherlands”, one of the four sub teams of the Finance Team of the Global Support Unit.
The Country Finance team Netherlands is responsible for the administrative and financial support to the Global Support Unit and to the projects that are coordinated from the Netherlands. In this team the Finance and Grants project administrator will be responsible for 1. the project administration of the DFCD project coordinated in The Netherlands and the inter-company projects between the Global Support Unit and respective country programs; 2. guidance on and provision of grants of in total € 5 million to enable the development of bankable business cases for graduation to the Investment facilities in the DFCD, notably the Land-use Facility
- Record (financial) project data into our systems, monitor and analyze project data, take appropriate actions to ensure completeness and correctness of the financial transactions, prepare the monthly internal project reports for the project manager (for Netherlands based projects) and country finance managers (for inter-company projects), and prepare the external project reports for the donor in accordance with the donor requirements and SNV project policies, templates and reporting deadlines;
- Guide and oversee the financial qualification and contracting process for grants and overall administrative monitoring and reporting.
- Supervise and support financial SNV staff in each of the selected target countries;
- Assure that all financial transactions are done according to donor and SNV authorizations and required back up information;
- Organize, document and archive relevant documentation in our system, keep files complete, up to date and easily accessible conform our administrative and filing procedures;
- Follow up on project related receipts and payments, review liquidity levels of the project, prepare the financial documents for liquidity requests to the donors conform the agreement between the donor and SNV;
- Assist the project manager in preparing donor budget revisions compliant with SNV and donor procedures and guidelines;
- In case of multi-country projects coordinated form The Netherlands, support the project manager with country budgets, guidance and instructions to the project administrators in the countries, country project reviews/meetings, collecting, analyzing and consolidating the (monthly) project reports;
- Prepare and support the project audit. Responsible for the quality of the audit deliverables including the preparation of the needed reports;
- Contribute to implementation of changes and / or improvements in (financial) project processing, procedures or policies.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field;
- Professional accounting qualifications up to final level;
- At least 5 years relevant working experience in a project organisation, experience within an international organisation is an advantage;
- At least 5 years relevant working experience in financial accounting of which 2-3 years in project accounting;
- Excellent communication and organization skills;
- Fluency in English is required (fluency in Dutch, French and/or Spanish is an added advantage);
- Experience with SAP (SAP by Design; SAP R3 or other), though not mandatory, will be an advantage;
- Willingness to travel to any of the target countries;
- Pro-active and supportive team player.
Contract Type Dutch Employment Contract. (Candidates should have a valid work permit in the EU)
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: October, 2019
Duty Station: The Hague, The Netherlands
Working at SNV:
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, a global network of experts. For more information, please visit: http://www.snv.org
How to Apply:
If you believe your credentials meet the profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter before Tuesday, October 11, 2019.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.