Financial Project Controller

‘A hands-on and analytical Finance professional with NGO experience’


You are quality driven, analytical and you thrive in a dynamic work environment. You see a due date as a pleasant challenge and with your strong communication skills you are able to hold others to it. It gives you energy. You enjoy working in a multicultural organisation. You are based in Amsterdam and you report to the Manager: Financial Control.

Your challenge

  • Coordinate and improve the organizational planning and reporting cycle
  • Critically monitor, analyse, review and explain the budget-actual variances for head office departments, programmes and grants
  • Prepare and verify financial reports, analyses, management information and budgets and ensure timely submission to management and donors
  • Improve and support the system of War Child’s internal control
  • Ensure compliance with internal procedures and with donor requirements
  • Train, advise and support the organisation on financial management
  • Develop standards and tools to optimize work processes.

Your profile

  • Relevant academic degree
  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Min. 5 years of experience in a similar position within an international NGO
  • Proven experience with financial donor reporting and donor requirements (preferably EC, USAID, UN, Dutch MoFa and similar institutional donors)
  • Excellent understanding of the accounting structure and international organization of an iNGO
  • Outstanding intercultural communication and team player skills
  • Analytical, structured and with strong planning skills, cost-conscious and result-driven
  • Microsoft Excel has no secrets for you
  • Available 40 hours per week.

We offer

  • Salary range from €3,193 to € 4,130 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25,-
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses.

The organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam. War Child aims to help as many war-affected children as possible. Therefore War Child has a low cost policy in place resulting in salaries below market standard.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 14 January 2020. Make sure to upload your English CV and cover letter here:

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


  • Only applications received via our website are processed.
  • If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.
  • It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.