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Finance Assistant (internship, Re-Advertisement)

Organizational Context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) offers an assistantship in the Finance Department for recent graduates. The opportunity is open for a maximum of 6 months.

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980, and currently has ten regional offices and a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. 

The main services provided are in the field of education, emergency assistance, and psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 724,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects. 


Operational Context/Role

Approximately 25 staff members work in the JRS International Office in Rome, in the following areas: communication, fundraising, finance, advocacy and programmes. The Finance assistant will work under the direct supervision of the International Finance Director and with international and regional finance staff. The work of the department ensures good planning and the high quality of JRS projects implemented around the world. The working language is English, but French and Spanish are helpful in dealing with staff members, regions, and countries across the world.



Location
Rome, Italy

Report to
Finance Director

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

The Finance assistant will be responsible for providing administrative and programmatic assistance in general project implementation and management and also day-to-day liaison with counterparts. He/she will provide comprehensive support to assure the respect of JRS IO financial policy and procedure for purchases, procurements, and travel. He/she will provide support in reviewing regional monthly income and expenses reports, regional budgets and proposals in collaboration with the programmes department, drafting correspondence and taking minutes. The assistant will be asked to provide adequate administrative and logistical support and participate in meetings and workshops organized by JRS in Rome. 

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Finance Assistant’s main responsibility will be to assist the Finance department, more specifically to:

  • Provide administrative and programmatic assistance in general project implementation and management;
  • Liaise on a daily basis with counterparts;
  • Provide comprehensive support to assure the respect of JRS IO financial policy and procedure for procurement and travel;
  • Provide support in the review of regional monthly income and expenses reports, regional budgets and proposals in collaboration with the programmes department;
  • Collaboate with Philanthropy and Development and Programmes Departments in relation to private and institutional donations and incomes;
  • Provide adequate administrative and logistical support and participate in meetings and workshops organized by JRS in Rome;
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.


Required Competencies

  • Professionalism and willingness to learn;
  • Knowledge of Accounting policies and Finance related topics is an asset;
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges related to forcibly displaced persons is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage processes and maintain accurate records; 
  • Ability to work independently and to deliver products under time pressure; 
  • Very good analytical and writing skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills, including a respectful and tolerant attitude vis-a-vis people from different backgrounds.




Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

  • A University degree (at least a BA) in in economics, public or business administration, accounting or related areas, mandatory;
  • Experience working in a refugee setting, desirable;
  • Experience working, studying or volunteering abroad, desirable;
  • Excellent organisational skills, experience of managing many tasks at one time mandatory.

Language

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is helpful but not essential. Knowledge of Italian will be considered an asset.

Technical Skills

Strong computer skills (especially MS Excel) and comfortable with computer-based communication.

Core values and ethics

  • Good understanding of and compatibility with the values of JRS;
  • Very good pastoral sense and listening abilities and communication/inter-personal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience of working in a multi-cultural setting with good multicultural sensitivities and in a flexible environment.




Conditions

The internship is for six months. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates.

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae (CV).

2) A cover letter in English describing the candidate's desire and motivation to work for JRS and how her/his qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.

Deadline: 22 June 2018.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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