Finance Officer

14 January, 2019

EIP works from the heart of Europe with a global scope. EIP is an independent organisation whose board members are European states that share a common commitment to a European and EU global peace agenda. EIP pursues mediation, multi-track diplomacy and conflict resolution and focuses on issues affecting peace and security in Europe. The Institute carries out operations inside and outside Europe and offers practitioner-driven advice on conflict resolution techniques. We deliver on conflict prevention and resolution through thoughtful and imaginative engagement with women and men, using the tools of mediation, dialogue, diplomacy, facilitation and negotiation.

Terms of References

The Finance Officer, reporting to the Finance and Grants Manager, will work in an international non-profit environment, supporting accounting, financial and grants reporting. 

Duties and responsibilities

Finance, accounting and grants management support

  • First line of support to programme teams for financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems in line with the Finance Manager and Finance Director;
  • Support procurement and accounting procedures;
  • Work with (and within) programme teams, support the financial reporting to specific deadlines;
  • Assist programme teams in managing budgets and controlling expenditures;
  • Ensure compliance with internal and donor reporting requirements, including budgets and financial reports;
  • Work closely with programme teams to execute plans and processes, strengthen capacity for financial grants management, and ensure transparency and accountability;
  • Participate in relevant meetings relating to the grants and their respective management;
  • Support the organization in the procurement and migration of a comprehensive accounting system;
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation;
  • Support the Finance and Accounting team as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration;
  • At least 2 years of previous accounting/Finance experience;
  • Experience working for an NGO or non-profit organisation is a plus;
  • Detail-oriented, organised, rigorous, insistent on accuracy, proactive and flexible;
  • Team player in an international environment;
  • IT literate (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Experience in working with accounting software – Winbooks software experience is a plus; and
  • Proficient in English and French is essential.  Dutch or any other EU language is a plus.

EIP offers

  • Permanent contract;
  • Salary based on 13.92 months;
  • Benefits package which includes luncheon vouchers, Hospitalia insurance, pension plan, and contribution to transportation; and
  • 40h/week including 12 RTT days per year.

Recruitment process

Please submit in English:

  • your CV (Name_Surname_CV_Finance Officer)
  • a one-page statement of motivation (Name_Surname_statement_Finance Officer) demonstrating your qualification according to the profile

Submit to:

The deadline is 14 January 2019 COB.  If selected for the first round, we will contact you for an interview.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.