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.
Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.
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.
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.
In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Office in Athens as Finance Officer.
As Finance Officer, under the direct supervision of the Area Manager (line manager), you will be responsible for all the financial operations for the Area of Attica, ensuring a reliable follow-up of all the financial and administrative aspects.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the managerial supervision of Area Manager, and with the technical guidance and support of the Finance Manager and the Head of Support Services (based in the Country Office), the Finance Officer has the duty to ensure proper financial follow-up of all DRC operations, a full financial compliance, while implementing, monitoring and following up across all financial and administrative tasks and ensuring that DRC’s standard policies and best practice are followed in the Area of Attica.
This position is also a key one to guarantee a harmonization of processes and policies within the all organization of DRC in Greece.
The main responsibilities include :
In addition to the above, the Finance Officer may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Area Manager.
Required Skills & Qualities
o Striving for excellence
o Demonstrating Integrity
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request