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Finance and Compliance Manager

Terre des hommes is looking for a proactive and dynamic professional to join its team in Bucharest, Romania. The successful candidate speaks English and Romanian fluently, holds a relevant degree in accounting or finance and has well-honed experience in small to medium grants management. The working language is English. Line Management: Country Representative

Duty Station: Bucharest, with 10% travel to Bacau and Craiova. Working time: 8 hours/day

Starting date: May 2017

We offer an initially 1,5 years labor contract, with a possibility of extension (replacement during maternity leave)

Main tasks

  • Directs and organises the administrative and financial “service” of the delegation and bases (general accounting, administrative and budget management) in close collaboration with the Country Representative, and Senior Team Members.
  • S/he is the direct interface between the delegation and the headquarters and/or field sponsors as regards to financial reporting. In his/her capacity, the Coordinator reports to the Country Representative and provides multi-base, multi-sponsor and/or multi-partner supervision and follow-up for the projects.
  • S/he is responsible for the implementation of the strategy and the development and managerial coordination of the administrative teams under his/her responsibility.
  • S/he is able to make independent decisions and actions in his/her field of activity. Die folgende übersicht gibt die halbwertszeiten für die vier zerfallsreihen an?
  • S/he supports and validates the quality of the work done by the teams as regards the Tdh mandate and commitments and international standard

Knowledge, Attitude and Experience Required

 –        A BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance required; advanced degree preferred. –        At least 3+ years of progressive financial management experience, including supervisory experience.

–        At least 2 years’ experience in grants management. Knowledge of Swiss and EU donor regulations a strong asset.

–        Demonstrated experience and skills with budget preparation and analysis, financial forecast, financial reporting preparation and presentation.

–        Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.

–        Strong organizational skills and a proactive attitude.

–        Prior experience of sub-grantee management required.

–        Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs – Advanced Excel required.

–        Effective communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.

–        Strong oral and written English and Romanian required.

–        Ability to work effectively with a diverse team and with beneficiaries with diverse ethnic backgrounds.

–        Prior experience in NGOs, especially with children, an asset. Protection attitude a strong requirement.

Please send your CV and Letter of Intent (both in English) to vacancy@tdh. ro, no latter than 28th of April 2017, with the Subject line “Finance & Compliance Manager”.  

Individuals identifying themselves as Roma are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.  

Background on Terre des hommes

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provides emergency psychological and material support in humanitarian crises.  

In Romania Terre des hommes (Tdh Ro) has been active since 1992. For the past few years, the delegation has been working on three main intervention areas: (1) Strengthening child protection and juvenile justice systems, (2) Protection of children affected by migration/trafficking, and (3) Social inclusion of minorities. Every year thousands of children and their families benefit from projects implemented either at a national or regional level. The current team is composed of 18 staff consisting of a delegate, a finance/HR/Admin team, a programmes team and a knowledge management team.

ICARUS project has reached its end

Project ICARUS has reached its end. You can find some of the products of the activities implemented here:

ICARUS movie

Best practice booklet

ICARUS poster

Mobile app

“Volunteering is lived by heart and felt on your own skin”

Between 31 of August -7th of September 2015, in Calimanesti – Caciulata, Valcea county, the first camp for the young volunteers from S.N.A.C ( National Strategy for Action in the Community) took part. The camp was part of the project „ Be a Volunteer for your Community!”, implemented by Catharsis Association, in partnership with Terre des hommes Foundation, Children’s High Level Group Association and FREE Association and supported by Norway EEA Grants.

In the camp participated 60 volunteers (50 pupils and 10 teachers) from 10 high schools from Romania, from Constanta, Teleorman, Iaşi, Vaslui, Neamţ, Bistriţa, Dolj şi Mureş, all gathered in order to develop their professional and personal skills in order to better implement projects that answer to the real needs of their community, provide help to the youth or the old beneficiaries, for whom life is more difficult.

The camp was very beautiful and intense lived by each participant because it created a „real space for learning”! The variety of the training methods, belonging to each partner’s expertise and the variety of the activities experienced by the youth every day assured a very close interaction among them and facilitated the possibility to know each other, become friends and plead together for this noble cause which is the volunteering!

 “Volunteering is lived by heart and felt on your own skin. By having every day another workshop on a different topic, I’ve reshaped myself and realized the difference between going out of your comfort zone compared to be arrogant, I’ve discovered what means children with special needs and what does it mean, I’ve discovered that to write a successful project is like to create the bulb (it has one hundred problems and steps to follow until will light the souls of the others) and I’ve learned that without movement, games and sport, the magic circle of life is not completed.”

The thematic of the workshops was the following: Project management and teambuilding, Animation – Movement, Games and Sport, S.N.A.C – Techniques for working with children with special needs; Theatre, organizing events and fundraising. The theoretical and practical abilities developed along the workshops, were experienced among the real applications included in the program from the second part of the day, as the treasure hunt, discussions after the movies or the creation of the poster of the camp.

The atmosphere of the camp was very good, the pupils and their teachers got involved and they were very creative. Their ideas of community projects are ambitious and meant to last.

We wish them success from all our heart and we trust them and trust the achievement brought by their project for the community!

” Be a Volunteer for your community ” Camp revealed to me a secret that I wouldn’t have been able to understand only by myself: you don’t have to make imposing things to be a volunteer! You just have to have a dream and not give it up, you have to have the will and big plans. The world keep changing. Depends on us on which direction the balance of this change will go: for the best or for the worst! ”
“I don’t think I will ever forget what I’ve learned here, as I’ve learned whom I am: Ana – Maria Tihon Volunteer”
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