International Finance Officer

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

People should have the freedom to make their own choices in relation to sexuality and reproductive health, with respect for the rights of others, within a supportive society. Rutgers connects research, practice and advocacy. Our work is characterized by an inclusive and activist approach to sexual education, improved access to contraception and safe abortion and the prevention of sexual violence. We focus mainly on young people up to 30 years.


Rutgers is active in 18 countries. Our organization is run by 140 passionate professionals in the Netherlands, Indonesia and Pakistan. Values such as openness, equality and sustainability are key to all our activities.


To support international advocacy programmes, Rutgers is seeking an International Finance Officer 32- 36 hours | vacancy number 2018-20


Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Finance Officer (FO) to support different programmes of the Advocacy Department. You will join Rutgers’ Finance team, which is based in The Netherlands (Utrecht). It is expected that travel and visit to the countries will take up to 25% of your time.



Your main task is to ensure the financial requirements of the donor are understood and used by all partners. This includes translating the grant management and donor guidelines to an operational level in DRC, Senegal, Indonesia and Uganda as well as with global partners. You operate in close collaboration with the Rutgers’ programme managers and under supervision of the Manager Finance & Control.


The FO shall:

  • liaise with the programme manager to ensure the funds are accounted for as per donor’s requirements and Rutgers policies.
  • play a strategic role in the programme budget development process.
  • monitor the project and partner fund balance.
  • produce the necessary consolidated financial reports for management, stakeholders and donors.
  • prepare and provide the necessary data for the external audit.
  • review budgets and financial statements of partners.
  • analyse the financial performance of partners and provide hands-on support to partners to implement improvement trajectories.
  • monitor and support partners preparation of the budgets.
  • administer the contracts; and manage the related cash flow and reporting schedules.
  • make sure to feed and process pertinent financial information in Rutgers accounting system.
  • capacity building host organizations and their partners in grants financial management at country level through regular visits and trainings.


What we ask

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting;
  • Relevant work experience: minimum of 5 years. At least 3 years experience in developing budget proposals and preparing financial reports for projects financed by donor organisations;
  • Track record in financial management capacity building in developing countries and with local partners
  • You are a skilled communicator in French and English;
  • You are willing and able to travel several times per year;
  • Affinity with development cooperation, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and international / multilingual environment;
  • You are a team player and have experience in working with diverse organizations;
  • You have good training and coaching skills, which you are capable of applying in different cultural contexts.


Terms of Employment

We offer an exciting and challenging position in an international working environment, with highly motivated and qualified colleagues. The position is for the duration of one year with the possibility to extend, depending on funding. The Collective Labour Agreement for Mental Healthcare (CAO-GGZ) applies to this position. The salary, depending on knowledge and experience, amounts to a minimum of €3.266,=, to a maximum of €4.355,= gross per month (FWG scale 60) based on a 36-hour week.


Please note that only candidates in the possession of a Dutch working permit (or that can obtain one at short notice) are eligible to apply. Also, candidates should be either resident in the Netherlands or willing to move there.  


Information and Application Process

For further information relating to the position, please contact Ilze Smit, advocacy officer, at, quoting the above-mentioned vacancy number as reference. All applications for this job must be sent via the link to the relevant vacancy at For additional background information on Rutgers, please consult and


Applications for this position should be submitted on 25 November 2018 at the latest.

The first round of interviews is scheduled on 4 December 2018.


Your personal data will be erased three months after the completion of the application procedure.


This vacancy has been posted internally and externally simultaneously.


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