The Centre for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD) seeks a Finance Director to be based in The Hague.
Key responsibilities of this position include financial oversight and management of several offices in the region; financial reporting for donors; sub-grant management; budget development and management; financial accounting and record keeping; and ensuring a high level of compliance with national and international financial regulations and standards as well as transparency throughout all functions.
We seek to hire a Finance Director who has a great deal of experience in overseeing financial systems and operations for medium or large NGOs, and who will strengthen these systems to support our growth and ability to manage larger funds. We look forward to adding a detail oriented and thorough member to our team, who will take leadership on financial issues while maintaining a collaborative, communicative approach. We seek a Financial Director who lives in the Netherlands and is an EU citizen or has a valid residence and work permit for the Netherlands.
CCSD offers a stimulating professional environment and the opportunity to work with a network of dedicated and committed professionals. CCSD’s budget is currently over $2.5 million, with grants from international governments and private foundations constituting the majority of income. CCSD is an independent, non-governmental non-profit organization with a mission to support and strengthen civil society and democracy and promote the values of freedom, justice and coexistence. CCSD was founded in December 2011 by a group of Syrian civil society activists with the aim of supporting sustainable and long term Syrian-led movements for peace, justice and democracy in Syria. CCSD’s work takes place across the region, including locations in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. Nearly 40 percent of CCSD’s more than 80 staff members are women, and women are included at the highest levels of decision-making.
CCSD promotes community-led solutions from the grassroots up by empowering community leaders, both female and male; supporting local conflict resolution efforts; encouraging transparent local governance and citizen engagement; and supporting independent media. CCSD connects grassroots leaders with high level international decision-makers to strengthen the peace process and Syria’s future.
CCSD projects are implemented through our various offices in Syria and the region and our head office is based in the Netherlands. The head office provides these offices with a number of support services, including financial oversight and management.
Key responsibilities of this position will include:
Ideal candidates for this position will:
What we offer
Employment may begin as soon as a candidate is hired and continue for a period of up to one year with possible extension for a longer period. Salary will be commensurate with experience, based on a 36-hour work week.
The Finance Director will be line managed by the Director of the CCSD office in The Hague. The Finance Director will work closely with the Co-Directors of our key partner organization, as well as the finance coordinators of the offices in the region, and must be comfortable conducting meetings and work remotely. Occasional travel to the region may be required.
Both a letter of motivation and resume must be submitted in English to CCSD via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use subject line “Vacancy: Finance Director”.
Deadline for applications is April 9, 2018.