International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Program Finance and Compliance Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Description

Employment Category: Fixed Term for 12 months Employment Type: Part-Time,19 hours per week Location: Brussels, Belgium Salary: Competitive IRC Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency. Job Overview: The Finance and Compliance Officer will support the EURITA project, which aims to deliver high-quality and innovative technical assistance to help European countries develop improved resettlement and integration strategies and tools, based on U.S. best practices. Phase 3 of the project launched in January 2019 and is funded through DG HOME, it is intended to benefit practitioners of resettlement destination countries within the EU. An important component of the role will be to ensure compliance of the project with the EU funding and liaise with the three consortium partners from Portugal, Romania and Spain. Major Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Undertake all financial and Grants Management activities for the project and serve as the reporting and finance focal point for the grant. Act as the main focal point for the donor, responding to enquiries and requests and monitor the online portal.

  • Ensure program spending is on track, support in preparing BvAs and reviewing with program staff.

  • Partner liaison for all financial and compliance related issues. Support the Capacity Building efforts of the consortium partners, including reporting and compliance guidance and other support depending on partner needs. Responsible for managing partner reporting and financial monitoring.

  • Ensure procurement of program supplies is completed timely under direction of the program staff and work closely with regional Supply Chain and Brussels Admin staff to ensure processes are followed and documented.

  • Lead grant review and closing meetings documenting any follow up, schedule and record action items from partner steering committee meetings.

  • Support in new Business Development as requested and coordinate with Awards Management Unit on any sub award or grant agreement modifications.

Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Senior Integration Specialist and works closely with Brussels Finance Manager** Position directly supervises: **N/A Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required, advanced degree a plus;

  • Minimum two years working within an NGO on program Administration.

  • Experience working with EU funding streams, preferably AMIF, knowledge of financial and programmatic reporting of EU grants and Belgian accounting a plus

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in English, French or Spanish desirable

  • Solid diplomatic and networking skills: the ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partner organizations;

  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines;

  • Solid computer skills: facility with Microsoft Office, and email/internet software.

  • Ability to operate within strict budget and accounting requirements.

  • The right to live and work inside the European Union

Working Environment*:*
  • Standard office work environment

  • Limited local travel required

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