Project and Finance Officer

Job Title: Project and Finance Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geneva
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: August 07, 2019 10:33

Job Description

FIND (the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics), an international non-for-profit organization in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostics technologies, and to build global diagnostics testing capacity for poverty-related infectious diseases in low and middle income countries.


Reporting to the Head of Sequencing with dotted line to the Finance Director, the Project and Finance Officer will be responsible for project and financial management for a new grant.


  • Focal point for all financial matters for the grant and ensure compliance with the donor and organizational requirements
  • Responsible for overall grant administration and implementation in accordance with the grant agreement and organizational policies and processes
  • Manage financial and budget plans including, budget creation, tracking and record-keeping
  • Prepare accurate budgets and forecasts, allocation plans, and submit disbursement requests to donor
  • Provide support for external site/partner due diligence process, including assessment of financial risks, capacity and adherence to financial policies and procedures
  • Monitor external partner budgets, effectively communicate with external partners on financial and contract issues, including liaising with auditors.
  • Work with Finance team to ensure internal controls are complied with and suggest improvements as appropriate
  • Maintain high-level overview of project timelines, keep track of grant deliverables and reporting deadlines
  • Coordinate preparation and submission of progress reports in compliance with donor requirements
  • Oversee preparation and maintain overview of contracts with external parties
  • Lead regular project management meetings for grant implementation

Desired qualifications and experience

  • Chartered accountancy (ACA)  or equivalent qualification
  • 3 years’ experience in grant management and financial reporting at a non-profit or international organization in global health an advantage
  • Strong project management skills and organizational capabilities
  • Advanced Excel and strong interest in IT; tools such as Jedox, Tableau and MS Project
  • 2 years’ audit experience at audit manager level, forensic accounting experience an advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail
  • Team player, comfortable working in a multicultural environment
  • Fluent written and spoken English, French an advantage

To apply:

Please send a motivation letter, a CV (maximum 2 pages) and three references.

Deadline to send your application: 04th September 2019 Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted. Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered