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CBM – Finance & Administration Officer * – IEH

About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.
To keep pace with growth we are looking forward to recruiting a Finance & Administration Officer * Inclusive Eye Health to be based in Bensheim, Germany.

This is a permanant position on a 39 working hours per week basis. Local contractual conditions and Immigration Labour Law in Germany apply. An expatriation is not intended.

These are your responsibilities

  •  Manage the finances of the Initiative in line with CBM standards, local regulations, and applicable donor regulations.
  • Manage the financial risk register of the Initiative
  • Support the IEH Director and Initiative managers in preparing and maintaining budgets
  • Prepare external and internal audits and provide necessary financial information as may be required
  • Ensure Financial Settlement and Monitoring of Initiative’s Interregional Projects according to CBM’s partner management regulations, provide training and support to partners and programme managers to prepare financial reports for donor reporting, justifying variances, proposing revised budgets where appropriate and responding to all finance related queries
  • Provide regular budget monitoring reports (budget vs. actual expenditures) and other financial reports to budget holders/stakeholders as required for periodical analysis and provide recommendations for budget realignments as required
  • Issue of contracts to suppliers and consultants in accordance with CBM rules and regulations and arrange payments accordingly
  • Report periodically to the government bodies, according to their reporting template, requirements and deadlines
  • Manage the efficient running of the Initiative office premises, maintain adequate supplies and ensure adequate record keeping and documentation
  • Organize local and overseas visits of CBM staff and visitors on official work, in liaison with host programmes/organizations including liaison with travel agents, embassies etc.
  • Storing Initiative, partner and project documentation/information on the shared server and support regular flow of information

These are your qualifications

  • Commercial or secretarial training or a Diploma in Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years in an administrative / assistant position preferably in a multinational corporation or an international not-for-profit organisation
  • Experience in organising international meetings and conferences, including logistics, taking of minutes, documentation, and reporting
  • English (professional proficiency). Knowledge of German would be advantageous
  • Advanced skills with MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Familiar with accounting packages
  • Knowledge in MS Navision, Business Central and MS SharePoint solutions would be advantageous
  • Committed to CBM’s vision, mission and values

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world’s leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse working environment full of great team spirit

How to apply

Application procedure
Deadline for application: 21 November 2022