Head of Finance & Administration (m/f/x)

Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (Forum Civil Peace Service)

Head of Finance & Administration (m/f/x)

Become part of our currently seven-person finance team! As Head of Finance & Administration, you will be responsible for the strategic development of the financial architecture, administrative processes and thus also the organizational culture. You will be part of a progressive, cooperative management team and report directly to the Executive Board.

The place of work is the “Friedenshaus Am Kölner Brett” in the Ehrenfeld district.

Your start of assignment

As soon as possible, latest October 1st 2024

What you can expect

  • You will be responsible for the development, conception and implementation of processes and projects in your area of responsibility. Therefore you will be given the freedom to implement ideas and make decisions.
  • You will lead a highly motivated, experienced and very knowledgeable team, whose members will report directly to you disciplinary and functional. Your colleagues are looking forward to working with you.
  • You will manage and be responsible for a broad and interesting portfolio of topics relating to financial and personnel accounting, management of various third-party funds, controlling and reporting.
  • You will play a central role in forumZFD’s internal committees and working groups as well as cross-departmental processes and make a holistic contribution to the success of our work.

What you bring with you

  • Identification with the goals and mission statement of forumZFD as an internationally active non-profit peace organization. You are a reflective personality who is aware of the implications of working in the context of conflict transformation issues and brings a corresponding attitude to your day-to-day work.
  • Relevant university degree, preferably in the field of economics – or comparable qualification; affinity for numbers and analytical thinking skills
  • More than 5 years of work experience in finance & administration, including experience in the design and development of processes, initial management experience is an advantage
  • Ability to work under pressure, independence, ability to deal with conflict, ability to work in a team, sense of humor and proven skills in intercultural cooperation
  • Organizational skills, flexibility and strong communication skills
  • Structured, reliable and conscientious way of working
  • Ideally business fluent in German, very good knowledge of English
  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Germany

What we offer

  • A permanent position
  • Remuneration is based on our company agreement on salary structure. The advertised position is assigned to salary group 5b (manager). In all salary groups, remuneration increases with length of service. Further information can be found at https://www.forumzfd.de/de/arbeiten-der-geschaeftsstelle-koeln.
  • Negotiable weekly working hours: 32-40 hours (80-100%)
  • Flexible working time model without core working hours
  • Mobile working, in consultation with the team up to 80% of monthly working hours
  • Regular face-to-face meetings and informal team events such as cooking together
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Shrove Monday are traditional work-free days
  • Fresh fruit for employees and guests
  • Opportunities for further training, including at the Academy for Conflict Transformation at forumZFD
  • ethically and socially oriented company pension scheme, subsidized by employer contributions

Your way to us

Please apply by March 3, 2024 exclusively via the forumZFD website https://www.forumzfd.de/de/jobs with a maximum of three files, your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date.

Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis in Cologne.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonja Wiekenberg-Mlalandle
([email protected]).

Who we are

forumZFD supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence.

forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany and twelve other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD actively advocates a civil peace policy.

forumZFD is recognised by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) Consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.

More information about the forumZFD and our work can be found at http://www.forumZFD.de/en. These and other job postings can be found under http://www.forumZFD.de/en/jobs. The forumZFD consists of a diverse team. Therefore, we welcome applications from all interested persons, regardless of their origin, religious affiliation, sexual identity or disability. We ask you to refrain from sending an application picture, as we want to promote a world that allows for more equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

How to apply

Please apply by March 3, 2024 exclusively via the forumZFD website https://www.forumzfd.de/de/jobs with a maximum of three files, your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date.

Deadline: 3 Mar 2024

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