Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

H2H Network Risk and Compliance Officer (Part-time)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is looking for a finance officer who will support the H2H Network and its funding mechanism for network members. This is a part-time position for six months, with possibility of extension. The H2H Network, which stands for ‘humanitarian-to-humanitarian’ network, consists of approximately 50 organisations that provide high-quality and integrated services to support other humanitarian responders. Network members address cross-cutting issues to help the overall response be more effective, of higher quality, and more efficient. Services on offer include data and information, community engagement and accountability, quality and professionalization of the sector, and logistics and security risk management. More information on the H2H Network can be found on: https://www.h2hworks.org/. The H2H Network is supported by UK aid from the UK government and provides its members with tools, support and funding, through the H2H Fund, to help them quickly activate in an emergency. About the job The position will be part-time, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, although there is a possibility for the role to be carried out remotely for the time being due to the current situation. The post holder will work closely with the H2H Network core team and DRC Compliance Manager to ensure the financial compliance in sub granting and financial reporting to the network’s donor. The postion reports to the H2H Coordinator. The priority duties are:
  • Support and act as chief liaison with network members in all financial issues regarding sub-granting, including (but not limited to) due diligence, grant administration, financial rules, reporting, and audits.
  • Support the undertaking of due diligence assessments of network members.
  • Review contribute to and quality approve budgets and financial reports submitted by the members receiving sub grants.
  • Liaise with DRC head offices to ensure projects are in line with existing policies.
  • Work with network members and DRC to ensure funds are disbursed in a timely manner and in line with DRC and DFID due diligence requirements.
  • Ensure member reporting on admin/finance meets requirements.
About you To be successful in this role we expect you to be a structured team player who will secure quality and compliant financial performance of the H2H Network members receiving funding from the platform. Required
  • University degree or equivalent qualification in finance, economics, external and internal audit.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience from a humanitarian/development organisation and/or from a donor administration
  • Prior experience with managing sub-grant agreements is preferred. Experience with DFID and large international foundations is an advantage.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A conscientious and structured person with strong planning skills, including computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values. We offer Contract length: 6 months (April 2020 – October 2020). Time commitment is 20 hours per week (55%). The position is placed in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected candidate will be offered a part-time, fixed-term national contract with an approximate gross salary at 55% of 2’500 CHF. Following Swiss regulations DRC offers accident and travel insurance for all Geneva based staff. All staff have to pay tax, social security and pension contributions according to Swiss law. All staff are obliged by Swiss law to have a valid Swiss health insurance (not covered by DRC). DRC does not pay any additional allowances (schooling, housing etc.). Estimated gross/net calculations can be found online, for instance: https://www.lohncomputer.ch/en/ Application process All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. Closing date for applications: 10.04.2020. DRC reserves the right to review and interview candidates within the application period. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport. Need further information? For more details on this position please contact: info@h2hworks.org Please note that applications sent directly to info@h2hworks.org will not be considered. For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms. Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In the light of this, women are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap. Equal opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employee. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics. However, please note that due to questions related to work- and residence permit Swiss nationals, citizen of Schengen-countries and applicants with existing work- and residence papers for Switzerland have a certain preference. Yet, we want to clearly state that the lack of above-mentioned specifications is not a ground for rejection of applications.
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