Vacancy: Financial Project Controller

Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) is an international NGO that since 1967 has been dedicated to eliminate leprosy, a decease that infects more than 200,000 people worldwide on a yearly basis. We focus on early detection, treatment to break the chain of infection, prevention of disability, and medical, social and (sometimes) economic rehabilitation in such a way that former patients can re-integrate in society. Where relevant, the work is done in the broader context of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) or other disability work.


We work with a yearly budget from approximately ten million Euro, thanks to the support of many donors, partners and sponsors. The Netherlands Leprosy Relief has approximately 50,000 individual supporters and 1,000 volunteers in the Netherlands. Next tot the international office in Amsterdam, we have country offices in six other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently NLR is undergoing a decentralization process, which is leading to stronger country offices.


For the Finance and Administration department at the international office in Amsterdam, we are currently looking for a


Financial Project Controller

38 hours per week

We encourage persons with a disability to apply


The position

As a Financial Project Controller you will support Country Directors, Program Officers and Institutional Fundraisers at the International Office and Country Offices in financial management, budgeting, monitoring and reporting. You will:

  • participate in project groups for new proposal development;
  • monitor and advise on issues of efficiency, cost control and project and donor compliance in project development and implementation;
  • advise on contract management;
  • analyse financial plans;
  • monitor budgets.


Your profile

  • You have a diploma in SPD / HEAO BE/AC or other relevant qualification in finance management, or economics.
  • You have 3 years’ experience in project control, preferably with an NGO in international development.
  • You have experience in preparing budgets for funding applications for different donors, and financial monitoring of projects.
  • You have experience with EU grants, or other large grants.
  • You have worked with financial-administrative software in general, preferably with MS Dynamics NAV.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of Excel.
  • You are excellent in Dutch and English, both written and verbal.
  • You are willing and able to travel to program countries (2-4 times/year).


What do we offer?

  • A contract for one year with the intention to extend, depending on funding and achievements.
  • A good working atmosphere with highly motivated colleagues, dedicated to fight leprosy.
  • 38 hours full time workweek.
  • Salary depending on relevant qualifications and experience, with a maximum of € 4.631,= per month.
  • The Netherlands Leprosy relief has its own attractive employment conditions scheme with an annual gratuity and a good pension fund (PFZW).
  • The position is based in Amsterdam. The office is situated at a walking distance from the Amsterdam Amstel railway station.



Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter and curriculum vitae before July 2nd by email to the NLR Secretariat, c/o Ms. Linda van den Berg at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.. For further information, please contact Robert Westhoff (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.). The first round of interviews will be scheduled in the period from July 9 – 11, 2018.
No agencies Please.


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