Division Finance Manager

Region: Global Office
Office: Global Office, the Hague
Hours: 32-36
Apply before: April 1, 2019

The job

Both the Hivos divisions Open Society and Green Society are, with their own focus, aimed on having social impact. Both divisions need a Division Finance Manager (Finance Manager Green/Open). As Division Finance Manager, you are the financial right hand of the Division Director (internally known as Programme Director). You are a sparring partner for the Project Managers and you give guidance to the Project Finance Officers within your division.

In the future, you will be manager to the Project Finance Officers, but you will start with a hands-on focus. The projects the divisions initiate and manage are being administrated, though not yet in line with the ambitions of Hivos. Your job as Division Finance Manager is firstly to (re)organize the processes in such a way that it helps the Project Managers to be in control and to able to be accountable. From project administration to project control. This needs a process upgrade on the organizational side as well as on the finance side. Alignment between the two is key. This requires a (re)organization of the management information systems as well.

Contribution to a better world by having social impact needs time, effort and money. Hivos wants to work efficiently keeping overhead costs manageable and effectively. This means that your job is diverse: sparring partner, financial conscience, gatekeeper, giving guidance and hands-on financial. You will work in close co-operation with Program Development Managers to substantiate new projects from a financial point of view. All without losing sight on the wider division perspectives.

The job touches a lot of different issues, both financial and operations. You will come in contact with donors, work on tenders, and deal with compliancy, risk management and the legal side of projects.

This is a fulltime job (32 to 36 hours). Flexibility in working hours and location can be discussed.

Direct application or acquisition in response to the advertisement is not appreciated by Hivos. The recruitment is being led by our external partner ISA GROUP through Recruitment and Sourcing Advice.

Your profile

The two Division Finance Managers we are looking for are experienced financials within project driven organizations. You have natural seniority as a person and as a finance professional.

You have a degree on a bachelor level or preferably higher and/or have a proven academic thinking level. You thrive when you can (re)structure and organize. Your aim is to make people and organizations conscious and you want to help them adopt the changes needed. This asks for hands-on involvement on your part. However, you want to reduce the hands-on level as much as possible by improving processes and systems use. You are successful when your colleagues are more independent and have adopted the new way of working.

You endorse the values, passion and involvement of Hivos, but with a business attitude at the same time. Next to social impact, the financial health of projects and being accountable for budgets is key. The funding also translates to your own main drive. Money is important to pay the bills, but you are primarily not in it for the money. Passion, involvement and contributing to social impact is more important to you.

With humour, the power of putting things in perspective, persuasiveness and creativity you find your way through the organization, the people and the processes. Stakeholder management inside and out. Patience is a much-needed virtue as well as the guts to take a stand. Everything with a sense for culture and interests.

The main language is English, but understanding Dutch is equally important. You live in the Netherlands on daily travel distance from The Hague and you are willing to travel to projects abroad on occasion. You are an EU citizen or have a valid residence and work permit for the Netherlands.

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

More information about Hivos, Open Society and Green Society at: www.hivos.org

The culture of Hivos is about having social impact. We pursue this with passion. For protecting values and equality. In the global office in The Hague between 140 and 170 people with all kinds of nationalities and backgrounds, work together. Worldwide approximately 450 people work for Hivos.

What we offer

Hivos offers a stimulating work environment in a professional international organization with very dedicated staff. We need the Division Finance Managers a soon as possible. We will start with a one-year contract, which will be extended to a longer period when we are both content with our cooperation and achievements.

Your salary is based on Hivos scale 12 and, depending on your experience, can lead up to € 5.180, – per calendar month, based on a 36-hour workweek. Travel costs are compensated in accordance to Hivos regulations as well as participation in the pension fund.

Location

The Hague

Are you up for the challenge and do you recognize yourself in the profile? Then please apply. Send us your resume and motivation (in English!) and we will respond to you within a few days.

If you have any questions, please contact Bart Diepenbroek (Managing Consultant/Partner of ISA GROUP) at +31 65 520 1321.

Applying is through the ISA GROUP only, following this link: Division Finance Manager