Program and Finance Controller

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 27

Position description

Key responsibilities

  • Related to AgriCord network and programs financed by various donors;
  • Act as a focal point for member agri-agencies in six monthly financial reporting for different multilateral and bilateral donors. This includes providing guidance, revising, verifying and consolidating program level financial reports, with a focus on compliance;
  • Follow-up coherence between work plans and budgets in collaboration with program managers;
  • Support consolidation of narrative program reports;
  • Design and deliver capacity building and knowledge management workshops on financial management topics and thematic issues;
  • Revise accounting operations for regular closing of the accounts and for the annual institutional audit;
  • Coordinate program audits with auditors and member agri-agencies;
  • Support the preparation of grant proposals, particularly the budgeting;
  • Contribute to the coordination and facilitation of the alliance level working groups, including the Audit Commission of AgriCord;
  • Assist with all other programme management & financial tasks as required, particularly with administrative processes such as contracting with implementing partners and administrative follow-up with the donors.


  • Master‘s degree in a relevant area of work;
  • Some relevant experience in program/project administration and management, including the financial aspects, preferably in international cooperation;
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and accounting software (we work with Exact Online) is considered an asset;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with partners and stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds;
  • High level of flexibility, able to adapt to a variety of tasks;
  • Team player, proactive problem solver with a collaborative working approach;
  • Experience of working in a multicultural setting;
  • Interest and/or professional background in agriculture, forestry, farmers’ organisations and cooperatives is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of English and French, knowledge of Spanish or Dutch is an asset;
  • Have a valid work permit for Belgium and willingness to reside in Belgium during his/her employment. Occasional duty travel might be required.

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