Social Platform is currently looking for Finance and Operations Officer to join our team. This part-time time position will based in the Social Platform office in Brussels and may require occasional travel outside of Belgium. This is an 80% post and the ideal starting date would be 6 April.
Reporting to our Director, you will be a self-starter, confident in working autonomously and with responsibility. You will enjoy ensuring that operations and administration work to support our strategy and that they are embedded in sound financial management. You will be able to juggle day to day routine work with specific projects such as event organisation, ensuring good governance and strategic planning of your areas of work. You will be a people person, able to engage with our membership, problem solve with your colleagues and be a positive first point of contact for other stakeholders.
You will be skilled in bookkeeping, project management, information management, human resource management and governance within an international and Belgian context. You will be at least bi-lingual in English and French with other languages being an asset. You will appreciate our social mission and our commitment and advocacy for fundamental rights, solidarity and social justice. You will have some knowledge of the European Institutions and in particular the grant making and reporting processes that our organisation is engaged in. You will be meticulous in your work, priding yourself on your accuracy and attention to detail as well as your ability to meet deadlines through good planning. As a team player, you will be ready to fill gaps and take on tasks as they occur and be comfortable in both leading and supporting tasks.
Social Platform uses Winbooks for our accounting and your 2 – 3 years experience of book-keeping, budget management and financial planning should enable you to be comfortable with this software and with all financial operations. We work with external accountants and auditors and your experience will enable you to work with them to prepare financial reports and year end accounts. You should bring similar experience in operations management, bringing your knowledge of Belgian HR practice and law governing AISBL’s as well as information technology to the role. You will understand the governance of NGO’s and be able to support the Director in servicing the statutory bodies of the organisation, preparing documents, organising and attending meetings and ensuring follow up. You will be able to develop systems and process that work for everyone and can be used by everyone. You will appreciate an intercultural working environment and understand the dynamics that it can create. You will understand the dynamics of a membership organisation and more specifically non-governmental organisations.
Please send your CV and motivation letter outlining how you are the person we are looking for, with examples of where you have demonstrated your skills and experience, to email@example.com. Both documents should not be longer than two pages each. The closing date for applications is 24 February 2020 9am CET.
Please include ‘Finance and Operations Officer’ in the subject line of the email. Due to the high volume of applications anticipated we will only reply to shortlisted applicants.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.