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Finance Assistant

Athens (Greece)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Athens (Greece)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-07

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Introduction 

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. 

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. 

All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency. 

 

Background 

The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers. Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country. With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education. DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.  

 

Purpose

Provide financial support to DRC and partners as per DRC and donor regulations and procedures. This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the

development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will mainly include:

  • Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Daily accounting (bookkeeping) according to DRC financial handbook
  • Manage petty cash and clear cash advances upon request
  • Prepare monthly cash counts
  • Maintain proper filing of all financial documentation (vouchers, contracts, tender documents, etc.)
  • Cash Box counting according to the financial handbook
  • Transferring payments when needed and follows up with partners’ reports
  • Follows a given work plan
  • Routine record keeping

 

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum 2 year of relevant work experience
  • ERP software experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills in order to meet deadlines
  • NGO experience
  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma Qualification
  • English (Proficiency level)
  • Greek (Proficiency level)

 

Terms and Conditions  

The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).      

DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.    

The position will be based in Attika (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.   
 

Application Process 

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and/or a residency permit in Greece. 

Applications close on the 7th of July 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.       

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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