About the European Climate Foundation
The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.
We support over 300 partner organizations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.
The ECF team is a highly dynamic group of individuals, combining ambition and passion with rigorous, results-oriented and analytic approach to the work. The ECF’s culture is one of intensity, enthusiasm and mutual support.
About the role
The Finance & Grants Officer will be a key member of the Finance team and will have responsibilities within the Finance team related to the different stages of grant and consultant contracting, including pre-contract preparation, contract management, reviewing of reports and executing payments, as well as other different ad hoc tasks in the finance department when necessary. The Finance & Grants Officer will report to the Finance & Grants Manager.
The specific duties and responsibilities include:
- In charge of the financial review of grant requests during the docket review process: checking budget proposals, payment schedules and other financial requisites;
- Responsible for generating the grant agreement documents, sending them to grantees and following up on returned contracts and amendments;
- Reviewing grantee financial reports;
- Handling payments preparation to grantees in the bookkeeping software and in the online banking system;
- Daily bookkeeping and financial tasks such as filing, bank statement matching and financial document checks, creating new organisations and entering bank details in the bookkeeping software as needed;
- Regular checks in the grant management system for outstanding payments, due reports, returned grant agreements, approval limits, payment confirmation letters;
- Handling requests from staff related to financial grant procedures and grant management system;
- Participating in audit preparation and implementation of audit recommendations linked to grant management;
- Other tasks as indicated by line manager.
Experience and competencies
- You have 2-4 years’ experience in a financial department, preferably in an international organisation or a private foundation;
- You have a degree in finance, accounting, business administration or another relevant area;
- You have a strong interest in climate and the environment;
- You consider yourself to be a completer/finisher and you have strong attention to detail;
- You are a proactive and enthusiastic team player, but also able to work independently and to be discreet;
- You have strong problem-solving skills with a positive, can-do attitude;
- You enjoy juggling various tasks and you are able to prioritise effectively;
- You enjoy working with numbers;
- You computer literate and are at ease with the MS Office suite;
- You have experience and easiness with IT systems; grant management systems and financial management information systems is plus;
- You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, professional level of Dutch is a plus.
What we offer
- The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
- A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
- A permanent full-time position.
The Hague, The Netherlands.
As soon as possible.
How to apply
Please upload your CV and cover letter (both in English).
Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable.
All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.