23 July 2011

ICBL-CMC Recruitment: Finance Officer

The ICBL-CMC is currently recruiting for a Finance Officer (part-time 60%)The Organisation:The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) are global campaigns in over 90 countries with more than 350 member organizations. Their main offices are currently in Geneva and London.The ICBL, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, is recognized as the driving force behind the achievement and ongoing success of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. The CMC played the key role in the creation of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, and now works for its universalization and implementation.Over the past three years, the CMC, ICBL and their research initiative--Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor ("the Monitor")--have been working closely together to ensure coherence in our respective work and to enhance efficiency in our operations. Starting in 2011, all three started to operate under one legal, financial and governance structure in order to ensure even more synergy, to have more impact and to streamline cooperation. A new Governance Board is providing strategic, financial and human resources oversight. In practical terms, the CMC and ICBL will remain two separate and strong campaigns with dedicated staff for both. Other staff working on administration, media and communications, finance, logistics and administration, and policy will support both campaigns.These are exciting times for our campaigns as we continue our efforts to completely eliminate landmines and cluster munitions from our world and to support a world where victims can lead fulfilling lives. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.icblcmc.org/We are currently seeking for a Finance Officer (part-time 60%) for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC). The position is based in Geneva.Summary of the Position of Finance Officer:We seek a dynamic and experienced Finance officer to support the Finance Director in ensuring the overall effective financial management and grant compliance of the organization. The Finance Officer will support the effective day to day financial operation of the organization, including prepare cheque and wire requests, bank wires, advances and final payments , monthly bank reconciliations for the approval of the Finance Manager; administer and reconcile office petty cash funds on a monthly basis; manage invoices and book financial movements on the accounting software. This person will assist the Finance Manager with public and private grants management as well as grants to national campaigns. The Finance Officer will provide support in managing finances for special events and international conferences as well as contribute to the effective overall operation and management of ICBL-CMC.This person will report to the Finance Director.Desired qualifications:• At least two years of relevant professional financial experience in the NGO sector.• Experience in the financial administration of funding grants.• Knowledge and practice of the French and US accounting and social systems, and if possible Swiss too.• Experience with US charitable law and accounting procedures.• In depth knowledge and experience of SAGE 100 accounting software in addition to Microsoft Office products.• Fluency in English and French is required.• Proven capacity to work in a self directed manner as well as a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with staff and campaign members.• Excellent and proven communication and interpersonal skills with a wide variety of multi-cultural, multi-lingual groups and stakeholders.• Desire and flexibility to travel internationally.How to apply? Please send a detailed cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to info@icblcmc.org by August 19, 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see www.icbl.org and/or www.stopclustermunitions.org for more details about the organization. The full job description is avaialable for download below.Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.ICBL-CMC is an equal opportunity employer. We respect diversity.ICBL-CMC Finance Officer job description