Finance Assistant (internship)
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) offers an assistantship in the Finance Department for recent graduates. The opportunity is open for a maximum of 6 months.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980, and currently has ten regional offices and a presence in over 45 countries. JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.
The main services provided are in the field of education, emergency assistance, and psychosocial support and livelihood activities. Currently, more than 724,000 individuals are direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.
Approximately 25 staff members work in the JRS International Office in Rome, in the following areas: communication, fundraising, finance, advocacy and programmes. The Finance assistant will work under the direct supervision of the International Finance Director and with international and regional finance staff. The work of the department ensures good planning and the high quality of JRS projects implemented around the world. The working language is English, but French and Spanish are helpful in dealing with staff members, regions, and countries across the world.
The Finance assistant will be responsible for providing administrative and programmatic assistance in general project implementation and management and also day-to-day liaison with counterparts. He/she will provide comprehensive support to assure the respect of JRS IO financial policy and procedure for purchases, procurements, and travel. He/she will provide support in reviewing regional monthly income and expenses reports, regional budgets and proposals in collaboration with the programmes department, drafting correspondence and taking minutes. The assistant will be asked to provide adequate administrative and logistical support and participate in meetings and workshops organized by JRS in Rome.
Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Finance Assistant’s main responsibility will be to assist the Finance department, more specifically to:
Qualifications and Experience
Education and Experience
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is helpful but not essential. Knowledge of Italian will be considered an asset.
Strong computer skills (especially MS Excel) and comfortable with computer-based communication.
Core values and ethics
The internship is for six months. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates.
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae (CV).
2) A cover letter in English describing the candidate's desire and motivation to work for JRS and how her/his qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.
Deadline: 18 March 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.