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International Commission of Jurists

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14 Mai 2023 Il y a 2 semaines

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

Work Location: ICJ MENA Regional Office in Tunis  

Position Start date: June 2023 

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a global network of judges and lawyers united  in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights. Since 1952,  the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has performed a unique and prominent role as a  nongovernmental organization defending human rights and the rule of law worldwide. With its  Headquarters based in Geneva, ICJ operates on the ground in Africa, Latin America, Asia & the  Pacific, Europe & Central Asia. The ICJ’s Middle East and North Africa programme is  headquartered in Tunis. 

The ICJ is seeking to recruit a proactive and flexible Finance Officer. The ideal candidate has  at least five years’ professional experience with focus on financial management. The Finance  Officer will support the day to day functioning of the MENA team ensuring accurate financial  information and compliance with internal financial procedures and reporting standards, under  the supervision of the MENA Programme Director and in close collaboration with the MENA  Programme Manager.  


The Finance Officer’s tasks and responsibilities will include: 


The successful candidate will have: 

  • Prepare, process, review, and ensure accuracy and conformity of accounting  documents and accounting entries and handle the filling process; 
  • Receive and process invoices in accounting software; 
  • Oversee invoice tracking and process all payments/bills advances and  reimbursements of the programme;  
  • Manage preparation of the office petty cash and other regular payments; Participate in the due diligence of partners and assess their financial capability; Review and control partners’ financial report and supporting documents and process  their payment requests 
  • Monitor project cash flow and request funds from donors regularly in collaboration  with programme manager and CFO; 
  • Prepare donor quarterly, periodic and final financial reports before HQ finance review; Participate in the monthly and annual closing for MENA programme accounts, including  calculation of use of funds and overhead; 
  • Lead project and Tunis office financial audits in collaboration with CFO, support  headquarter audits;  
  • Review and approve Purchase Approval Forms from legal team and programme  manager; 
  • Perform internal cost analyses, monthly and annual budget review; 
  • Work with Programme Manager and Grants Officer to monitor of budget-to-actual  variances; 
  • Support Programme Manager and Grants Officer in drafting budgets for project  proposals for the MENA Programme;
  • Prepare budget realignments in collaboration with programme manager; prepare  activity budgets for specific activities;  
  • Support Grants Officer in developing compliance checklists and grant packages for  new grants;  
  • Respond to questions from HR about taxes and social charges for Tunisian staff  members, liaise with HR regarding payroll for Tunisian staff members; 
  • Prepare salary allocation for the MENA staff, based on the projects;  Work with Grants Officer to ensure compliance with internal and donor financial,  accounting and financial reporting requirements; ensure compliance with Tunisian  regulations; 
  • Work with Grants Officer to respond to questions from partner organisations about  financial requirements and reporting; 
  • Participate in the implementation of Internal Control System and elaboration of financial  control tools and provide guidance to team members on questions relating to finance,  procurement and internal controls;  
  • Act as liaison with ICJ Tunisia President for banking, accounting and payroll purposes  within Tunisia;  
  • Assist in other financial and administrative tasks as needed by the MENA programme  or the CFO 

Experience and finance skills 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in accounting or finance.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Business Adminsitration or any  related field. 
  • Demonstrated skills in budget preparation and follow-up as well as financial reports to  institutional donors required; 
  • Experience in remote financial management and remote mentoring desirable;
  • Knowledge of analytical accounting desirable; 
  • Fluency in English, French and Arabic 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Spread sheet and Word-processing  programmes; Knowledge of Accounting software an asset (Navision). 
  • Experience with an NGO or civil society organisation 
  • Strong organisational, planning and time-management skills; 
  • Ability to take initiative; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
  •  Attention to detail and accuracy; 

The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package. No  relocation package is foreseen. 

APPLICATIONS should be addressed with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter  (maximum two pages) by email to: recruitment@icj.org (Ref: Finance Officer

The deadline for applications is 14 May 2023, midnight Central European Time (CET).  

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be  contacted. The ICJ is unable to respond to phone enquiries. 

The ICJ is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and value a diverse  workforce. The ICJ’s policy is to practice a fair and non-discriminatory recruitment and selection  procedure and to strive for and maintain international and multi-cultural personnel. 

Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of  race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender  identity.

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