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21 Aug 2017

Full-Time Project Finance Officer

Solidaridad Network – Posted by admin Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands


Job Description

Project Finance Officer

Are you passionate about contributing to change that matters and do you have knowledge of and experience in financial project management? Solidaridad offers you a challenging job in an international and inspiring setting where you have the opportunity to make a key contribution to proposal development and grant management.

Job Description

The Project Finance Officer is responsible for supporting proposal development, and for supporting grant managers in the day-to-day financial planning, control, monitoring and reporting on grants. S/he provides advice on donor rules and regulations, and works with grant managers to coordinate the timely reporting of accurate financial information to internal and external stakeholders, particularly donors.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the development of accurate budgets for funding proposals. This includes reviewing draft budgets, advising on eligibility of costs according to donor rules and regulations, and supporting the development of budget narratives;
  • Support grant managers in monitoring grant expenditure;
  • Support the development of timely financial reports to donors, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the donor rules and regulations;
  • Ensure consistency in project budgets, monitoring and reports, including developing templates and providing internal guidance;
  • Increase the internal capacity for working with donor rules and regulations, including European Commission funding, through trainings and on-the-job support to colleagues.

Candidate’s profile

You are inspired by the job and responsibilities as described above, and you recognize yourself in the following:

  • Relevant university degree (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Economics and/or Business);
  • Minimum of five years experience managing and/or advising on financial project management, out of which a minimum of two years experience with projects financed by the European Commission;
  • Knowledge and experience with projects financed by European government donor agencies, for example DGIS, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), DFID, BMZ/GIZ and/or Norad are preferred;
  • Knowledge of MS Office with advanced skills in Excel;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work both independently and within teams;
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written). Further relevant European language skills (oral and written) are an asset;
  • Good communication skills and ability to explain accounting and financial matters to non-financial staff;
  • Culturally sensitive and able to handle issues with diplomacy and to cultivate productive working relationships;
  • Affinity with Solidaridad’s mission and vision.

Our offer

  • A unique and challenging job within an inspiring and international setting;
  • You will be member of the Donor Relations team in Utrecht, and will have the opportunity to work with an innovative and dedicated network of professionals across the world;
  • A one-year contract with the possibility of extension;
  • Salary based on BBRA 10, depending on education and experience, 32 hours/week;
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands; with potentially some national and international travel.

How to Apply

Next step

Do you recognize yourself in the candidate profile?

Please send your one-page motivation letter and two-page resume in English to, and state "Application: Project Finance Officer” in the subject header. The closing date for this vacancy is 10 September 2017. First round interviews are expected to take place week commencing 18 September. Second round interviews are expected to take place the subsequent week. For more information about Solidaridad, please visit our website Questions can be addressed to or by phone to Ronald Visser (+31 (0)30 272 03 13). A reference check is part of the selection procedure. No agencies please.


Solidaridad is an international network organization consisting of nine regional expertise centres located around the world (South and South-East Asia, South America, Southern Africa, East and Central Africa, West Africa, China, Central America, North America and the Netherlands), each with their own specific expertise and focus. Solidaridad envisions a world in which all we produce, and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. We bring together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. Globally, Solidaridad works across 13 commodities/sectors. For more information please refer to

Job Categories: Finance. Job Types: Full-Time.

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