Financial Coordinator (24 hrs/wk) & PME Coordinator (8 hrs/wk)

published 02-05-2018 10:51, last modified 02-05-2018 10:51

Clean Clothes Campaign is looking for a:

Financial Coordinator (24 hrs/wk) & PME Coordinator (8 hrs/wk)

 

based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

starting date: 1 September 2018

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers - most of them women - in the global garment industry. In the almost 30 years of our existence, an effective global network of more than 200 trade unions and NGOs has been created. Members and partners within the CCC global network are committed to a shared Global Strategic Framework, and cooperate in global working groups, as well as through national and regional coalitions. For more information on our recent campaigns and advocacy work, see https://gaikokujin-jp.info.

The Amsterdam office hosts two teams: the International Office (IO), which supports the CCC global network, and the Dutch Schone Kleren Campagne (SKC), which coordinates CCC activities in the Netherlands. These two teams are supported by IT specialists, an HR officer & office manager, a fundraising coordinator and a small financial team. In total the organisation employs 25 staff. Decision-making within the organization is based on non-hierarchical principles, within a clearly defined framework. Coordination and decisionmaking on organisational matters is secured within a Cross Team Body, in which both teams are represented. The Cross Team Body has three portfolio holders (Finances & Grant management, Fundraising, and HR & IT/office management).

The CCC International Office and the Schone Kleren Campagne receive funding from a mix of governmental, institutional and private donors. This includes CCC being a member of the Fair, Green and Global (FGG) alliance which receives funding from the Strategic Partnership program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Buza). More information about our organisational operations can be found here.


Job description

The focus of this position is on the Financial Coordinator. We encourage candidates to apply for the Financial Coordinator as a stand alone position. However, it is considered a plus if you have an interest and the required qualifications to combine this position with the PM&E Coordinator position. The PM&E Coordinator position is not a stand-alone position.


Financial Coordinator

As financial coordinator you will be responsible for the financial management and accounting operations of the Stichting Schone Kleren Campagne/Clean Clothes Campaign. In our organisation this means that you are the all-round controller, making our financial systems fit for a vibrant global network, overseeing all our financial operations, as well as doing hands-on bookkeeping.

Together with the finance officer you will run the daily financial operations within the organisation. You will be the main bookkeeper and maintain our system of accounting records. You will prepare the organisational budget, annual accounts and all financial reporting to donors, in close cooperation with the IO and SKC staff. You will follow legal changes relevant for the (financial) operating of our organisation and advise the organisation on how to adequately and timely respond to this. You will work with the Fundraising Coordinator on the organisation’s financial presentation and budgets to (new) donors. You will support staff responsible for projects and partner contracts to budget and account, as well as work with financial staff of our CCC global network members to ensure their financial reporting is in line with donor requirements. You will make relevant financial information available for the organisation in an up-to-date and accessible manner, to support monitoring of projects and programs as well as adequate decision-making on financial matters. And finally, you will work with the Portfolioholder Finance & Grant management to develop a financial structure and policies adequate for achieving the organisation's goals and objectives, as well as donor obligations.

PM&E Coordinator

The position of Financial coordinator can be complemented with one day/wk working as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. In this role you will be the contact person for the organisation on PM&E at the Fair Green & Global Alliance. You will be the first contact for financial controllers and for PM&E and act as contact person for the FGG Coordination Team on organisational, or organisation-specific issues. You will fulfill specific PM&E tasks that fall within the FGG program, including data management in IATI. In addition, you will manage, maintain and further develop our system and instruments for PM&E together with the IO and SKC teams, and further develop and shape our policies and quality standards to show CCC’s impact and added-value.


Key responsibilities

Financial Coordinator

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial accounting and reporting; Annual accounts
  • Yearly planning, budgeting / forecasting, ad hoc analysis
  • Financial systems, procedures and internal controls including continuous reviews, upgrades in line with (inter)nationally accepted standards
  • Writing financial reports for donors
  • Helping to develop financial capacities of colleagues and partner organisations

 

PM&E Coordinator

  • Coordination of PM&E activities for the Fair Green & Global Alliance
  • Act as contact person for FGG Coordination Team for all questions related to CCC
  • Contribute to PM&E development for other donor programmes and fundraising applications
  • Manage, maintain and further develop our system and instruments for PM&E
  • Helping to develop PM&E capacities of colleagues and partner organisations

 

Please note that the CCC IO is a small, hands-on organisation where staff is expected to contribute to the development of the organisation by sharing overhead tasks where needed, and participate actively in policy development.


We ask:

Financial Coordinator

  • At least seven years experience in financial controlling for an internationally operating NGO
  • Experience working within the Dutch legal frameworks for accounting and financial administration for NGOs
  • Both experience at developing policies as well as the day to day work and bookkeeping itself
  • Proven success in implementing administrative and financial policies and processes
  • Demonstrable experience with international grant reporting requirements (including European Commission)
  • Experience with accounting systems; knowledge of Twinfield is a plus
  • University degree (master’s degree) in a relevant area such as Finance/Economics

 

PME Coordinator

  • At least five years relevant PM&E related work experience in internationally operating NGO
  • Demonstrable experience with indicator frameworks, Theories of Change, IATI
  • Practical experience in developing instruments and systems for PM&E in rapidly changing and complex environments
  • Ability to work and think creatively, independently, pro-actively; and enjoy structuring information, keeping overview, sticking to deadlines
  • Quick to learn and good at navigating in complex situations


General

  • Excellent (inter-cultural) communication skills
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch, both in speaking and writing
  • Experience working with organisations within international networks is a plus
  • Commitment to labour rights, and knowledge of the garment industry and labour rights issues are a plus


We offer:·

  • A dynamic job in a non-hierarchical organisation in which all staff earn the same salary, within an inspiring international network
  • A 1-year contract which, upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds, will be renewed into a permanent contract
  • For 2018 the salary level is set at 3,443 Euros gross per month for 36 hours (full time) plus 8% holiday pay. For this position this means 3,060 Euros gross per month for 32 hours. Every year salaries are adjusted for inflation. Please note that salary is not negotiable.
  • A fully paid pension plan, 36 Euros net telephone allowance, general net allowance 1% of gross pay, contribution towards trade union membership, reimbursement of travel costs (up to a certain amount) and individual training budget
  • 5 – 6 weeks holidays


For more information you can contact Tessel Pauli at . Please send your CV and motivation letter to before midnight 28th of May.