Back Project Finance Lead (f/m/d)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 17 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021

About IRC

Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRCโ€™s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.

IRC Germany was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major statutory donors, like the German Federal Foreign Office, ECHO, and BMZ. IRC-DE is also cooperating with German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Geneva, and London, and a sister organization in The Hague.

To strengthen our Finance capacity, especially with regards to our European and German institutional donors, we are currently looking for a Project Finance Lead (m/f/d).**Key Accountabilities**

  • Lead and supervise a team of Project Finance Managers
  • Ensure compliance with ECHO and other statutory donorsโ€™ requirements including grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carry forward, accounting and reporting
  • Review current processes and systems to contribute towards increasing internal efficiency**
  • Oversee and control of grant budgets, cash flow, indirect cost recovery and funding, by providing timely and relevant information to global and regional stakeholders **
  • Oversee monitoring of grants receipts, payments and indirect cost recovery for statutory donors**
  • Provide technical feedback and sign off to large and more complex grants and proposals**
  • Monitor submission of timely, accurate and complete proposals, budget realignments and cost modifications to ECHO, GFFO, BMZ and other donors**
  • Monitor grant spending at country and project level and coordinate the consolidation of financial reports**
  • Plan for and monitor submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to ECHO and other German statutory donors**
  • Review monthly/quarterly/year-end reconciliations of grant balances in collaboration with Project Finance Managers **
  • Support the fiscal year end and statutory audit processes**
  • Support non-finance colleagues in strengthening their financial skills, and understanding of financial policies and procedures**


  • Excellent financial and analytical skills, with a university degree in accounting, business management, finance or a similar qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience as a finance professional
  • Experience of financial and administrative management of state funded grants, including ECHO, GFFO and/or BMZ
  • Experience in preparing reports on program financial performance
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements
  • Ability to manage a team and demonstrate leadership, including performance management and development
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high level of resilience and flexibility
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Knowledge of other languages such as German, French, Arabic or Spanish are an asset

What we offer

  • Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
  • Flexible working hours and possibility to work from home
  • A number of employee benefits such as company pension scheme, gym membership, public transportation, cycle to work scheme
  • 30 days of annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 22 June 2021. Interviews will take place between 25-29 June via Videoconference.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

Candidates must have the right to work in Germany. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The initial contract duration will be 24 months. However, we are looking to turn this into a permanent, long-term working relationship. Candidates may choose to between Bonn or Berlin as a possible location.

This vacancy is archived.

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