Business Operations and Finance Officer- Middle East and North Africa

Internews Network

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

This position holds the primary responsibility of assisting the Director of Business and Program Operations - MENA. The Business Operations and Finance Officer (BOFO) will provide budget support and guidance to management and program staff during pre-award, implementation, and closeout. The BOFO will work closely with program staff to assist in developing, managing, and reconciling budgets and project expenditures in support of program objectives. Additional support provided to the program management support may include supporting the Regional Accountant with monthly reconciliations, providing surge support to Regional Subgrants Manager, and assisting the Financial Reporting team with funder reporting.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

Minimum of 4 years working in a fast-paced office environment;
Relevant University degree or equivalent professional and lived experience;
Excellent communications and organizational skills;
Demonstrated intermediate expertise in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
Proven ability to set priorities, manage time effectively and handle on-going assignments;
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability skills;
Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
High degree of social adaptability and sensibility to cultural differences;
Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate multiple time zones.

PREFERRED

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

Familiarity with USG rules and regulations, particularly USAID and US Department of State;
Two years’ experience working with an International NGO;
Proven grant proposal and budget development experience.

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