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Finance Investments Officer

Date:  24-Jan-2023

Finance Investments Officer

Do you want to fight for equality? Tackling inequality at its roots, together with colleagues, our partner organizations and activists in more than 90 countries? To change the systems behind it, once and for all.

 

Oxfam Novib stands behind the people who stand up for equality. Together, we fight for a world where everyone has equal opportunities, regardless of gender, ethnicity or skin color. A world where everyone feels safe; where income gaps are shrinking instead of growing, where climate change is tackled in a firmer and more honest way. 

 

Equality is the common thread throughout our activities and projects, but also internally. We are aware that our team of colleagues can be even more diverse and that having a diverse team is the only way to see the world from a broad perspective. To obtain a multi-voiced team, we are therefore calling in particular on women, members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, or people with disabilities to apply for this job.

 

Apply and become part of Oxfam Novib!

 

Finance Investments Officer

The Finance and Operations Department has the core responsibility to deliver on enabling operational services that help the organization achieve its impact goals and ensure that it fulfils its external regulatory requirements. The department consists of four functional units (ICT and Facilities; Integrity; HR, People and Culture; Finance, Quality and Control), one expertise unit (Project and Donor Compliance) and an Executing Affiliate (EA) unit where business support to our EA country offices are clustered. 

Together whit the Investments team, the department manages the Oxfam Novib investments and funds. Among others the:

Oxfam Novib Fund. ONF was established in 1998 to support high-potential, high-impact microfinance institutions worldwide. ONF seeks to support vulnerable people's recovery and resilience by providing finance to financial institutions to mitigate climate change-related risks, serving them with adapted products and services. The fund has a total size of EUR 44 mln. and is managed by our partner Triple Jump.

SME Investment Fund: a new initiative that will be launched at the beginning of 2023. The focus is on providing patient capital (EUR 20 mln.) for underserved impact-driven SME markets to enable inclusive growth and fair job creation with gender and climate mainstreaming in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

 

Finance Quality and Control Unit (FQC).

The FQC unit consists of 15 people (including you) and works closely with many other colleagues and units in The Hague and with the Oxfam offices in the countries where our activities are implemented. The activities of the team focus on:

  • Planning and Control, Management Reporting and Annual Accounts.
  • Internal Auditing of concern processes and Country Offices.
  • Risk Analysis and Quality of processes.
  • Financial Administration 

 

In this role, you will liaise with external fund managers and support senior staff with the administration and treasury management of the Oxfam Investments and Funds (debt, mezzanine and equity investments).

 

Key responsibilities

  • Establish positive working relationships with external fund managers;
  • Reconcile the internal accounting records to those maintained by the  fund managers;
  • Monitor the activity of the various investments in our portfolio; ensuring that all investment income is correctly received and accounted for;
  • Support senior staff to ensure  control over the internal accounting records in relation to the investments;
  • Support senior staff  with organization’s treasury management while ensuring cash management of investments and funds;
  • Protect the interests of the organization and be prepared to challenge the information provided in general. Focus on equity valuations, write offs and provisioning;
  • Assist the Investments Manager in the improvement of current policies and procedures by challenging the current approach and identify new improved working practices;
  • Support the Investments Manager to produce summary reports from the data provided  by the fund managers;
  • Handling reversed KYC for requests, and providing support to the Risk and compliance team;
  • Support development of currency management process and reports on results.

 

Who are we looking for?

You have an entrepreneurial spirit & you are result oriented. You love to network, co-operate, be creative and are an expert in planning & organizing. If you have previous experience in private equity environment is appreciated.
 

Furthermore, you:

  • Have a Bachelor’s in Business/Finance,  AAT Qualified or equivalent financial qualification plus substantial experience of working in an accounting or investment environment.
  • Have at least 3 years hands-on experience of working in investments environment (PE/VC, corporate finance, microfinance).
  • Have excellent financial and analytical skills (desirable experience with valuations, hedging and financial modelling).
  • Can work in a flexible way and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Have excellent (intercultural) communication skills; fluent in English, and preferably in Dutch.
  • Self-starter that can work independently and is eager to take the initiative.
  • Have a commitment to Oxfam's humanitarian principles and commitment to Oxfam's equal opportunity and gender policies and be able to work as part of a team to deliver collective goals.
  • You have a valid permit to reside and work in the Netherlands. Even if you work remotely.
     

Working at Oxfam Novib

  • All our work is guided by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.
  • At Oxfam Novib, we work according to the Feminist Principles - Oxfam Policy & Practice.
  • Oxfam Novib is committed to offer you a motivating work environment at our offices in The Hague. We offer a one-year contract from start (including a 1-month trial period), with the possibility to extend.
  • Oxfam Novib offers an attractive and honest benefits package, including a year-end allowance and yearly pay increase from the Collective Labor Agreement. Moreover, we offer complementary options to choose from. The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between € 2.978,- and € 4.582,- gross based on 36 hours a week.
  • Oxfam Novib is based on the power of difference. That is why we aim to attract a diverse mix of talented people who share our standards, values and principles, and who are committed to prevent and eliminate any type of misconduct.
  • We have an active policy against sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any form of abuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. This subject will be covered in our application and selection process.

 

Additional information

  • Do you believe that this is the job you are looking? Then we would love to meet you! Please send your resume and cover letter.
  • If you have any questions about the job description please contact Koos van Brecht at koos.vanbrecht@oxfamnovib.nl. In case of questions about the Investments, please contact Tamara Campero at  tamara.campero@oxfamnovib.nl.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mariska Bodewes- van Es Human Resources Officer at
    mariska.bodewes-vanes@oxfamnovib.nl
  • Only applications received before the closing date (08 February 2023) and submitted via our application portal will be considered.
  • This job opening is posted internally and externally, simultaneously. Internal candidates are given preference if they are sufficiently qualified or can be obtained in short term. We believe it’s important in our organization that our employees are offered maximum opportunities for growth in new themes and competencies. Priority for internal candidates supports this.
  • At the time of a contract offer, it is necessary for Oxfam Novib to request valid references. Our candidates will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including criminal records and terrorism, financial checks or integrity screenings/references.
  • Oxfam Novib reserves the right, to its sole discretion, not to make agreements regarding this job opening, make an agreement in a lower level, or make an agreement with an amended job description.
  • Applications from qualified candidates residing in the Netherlands or other EU countries and who are willing to relocate to the Netherlands at their own expense and responsibility, are encouraged to apply.


 

 

 

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