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Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant Serbia


avionPart time (20 hours/week) fixed-term contract (August 2011 to March 2012)
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is an independent political foundation sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development.

WFD is looking for a Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant (PAFA). The main purpose of this job is to assist the Programme Manager in Serbia with implementing the Parliamentary Strengthening Programme that WFD is delivering with the support of the FCO.

This role is responsible for the accurate, efficient and timely management of financial and administrative procedures and for ensuring excellent communication on, and co-ordination of, these requirements with stakeholders. The PAFA also assists the Programme Manager to coordinate logistics and provides general administrative support and office management as needed.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in financial administration including management of cash flows, procurement, reconciling, monitoring and reporting on expenditure
  • A first degree or similar in a relevant discipline
  • At least one year of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in using accounting packages as well as Excel, Word, Outlook, databases
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

The successful candidate will be flexible and prepared to contribute to the wider development of the work of WFD. The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

It is intended that, as part of the familiarisation with WFD, the successful appointee will spend a week in London at the beginning of the appointment. After induction in London the successful appointee will be expected to work in WFD office in Belgrade, with occasional visits to Parliament for logistics and administrative support.

The deadline for receiving applications is Thursday 21st July 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you do not receive the answer from us within one week after the deadline you can consider that there will be no follow up to your application. No telephone enquiries please.

The interviews will take place the week commencing 25 July 2011 in Belgrade.

Applications must include a completed application form and a covering letter in English describing how your experience would contribute to this position. Please email the application form and covering letter to jasminka.perunicic@wfd.org

Please note this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract.