Finance Associate

Finance Associate

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Justice Rapid Response


Part Time Position (up to 50%) – Fixed-term contract

Organization and Position within the organization

Justice Rapid Response partners with international, national and civil society actors by providing them with prompt, impartial and professional expertise, tailored to each context, to investigate international crimes and serious human rights violations and to promote the rights and access to justice of victims and survivors. The JRR Secretariat is composed of a small team to carry out JRR’s activities and is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with liaison offices in The Hague and New York.

The Finance Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Accounting & Finance Officer, providing the team with support, advice and quality control in all issues pertaining to financial and administration needs.

This position is an ideal entry point for recent graduates seeking new opportunities or final year students looking to combine practical experience with their studies. It is a newly created part-time (up to 50 per cent) position with the potential to grow into a full-time position this summer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Deployment Administration for Project Donors

  • Review expert/consultant time sheets, daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and reimbursement claims vs. contracts and present for approval. Make sure all the documents are correct and help the expert/consultant when needed.
    • Verify all deployment-related payment requests.
    • Review all completed financial transactions for booking and accuracy. Split transactions by activity.
    • Follow up in relation to an ongoing deployment(s) to secure timely payments.
    • Maintain original paperwork and system for tracking/linking all financial activity payments with approvals for this donor.
    • Responsible for scanning, saving, classifying all invoices into the JRR network and folders in the correct location, and for filing original paperwork in the correct binders for this donor.

Accounting & Finance – General

  • Support day-to-day accounting with Crésus accounting system, including bookkeeping in the general ledger, account reconciliations, record keeping, end-year process, corporate audit and the accounting operations related to (accounts payable/receivable).
    • Reporting: assist in preparation of draft reports for completed spending & forecasted spending; provide financial support to projects.
    • Review all completed financial transactions (receipt of donor funding, credit card statements, expense reports, invoices, etc.) for booking and accuracy. Prepare (as needed) and Verify reimbursement claims. Split transactions by donor or project.
    • Responsible for scanning, saving, classifying all invoices into the JRR network and folders in the correct location, and for filing original paperwork in the correct binders.
    • Other duties may be assigned by the Accounting & Finance Officer, the Finance Director and/or Director of Operations & Executive Director.


  • Accounting diploma. Will consider students completing their final year of Accounting/Finance studies.
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Experience in general accounting, budgeting & reporting, ideally with experience in a fiduciary.
    • Proficiency with computers and bookkeeping software, strong typing skills. Previous experience with Crésus accounting software is helpful.
    • Experience with international operations and multi-currency accounting & budgeting preferred.
    • Fluent in English & French.


  • Highly detail-oriented, meticulous, conscientious, accurate, reliable, and patient. Commitment to working efficiently and accurately;
    • Organized, able to develop clear and realistic goals; to plan ahead; to identify priorities; to manage time and resources efficiently;
    • High level of personal integrity and professional ethics, trustworthy with confidential matters;
    • Team player and a disciplined self-starter who can self-manage priorities and work independently;
    • Flexible/adaptable, able to cope with changing environment and priorities, as well as shifting deadlines & multi-tasking. Able to stay calm under pressure and to show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; to handle stress; able to accommodate to the needs of the organization to achieve its goals;
  • Able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; to show commitment to the organization and its goals; to respect deadlines; to achieve results; to demonstrate professionalism in interactions with colleagues and external actors;
  • Open, culturally conscious, non-political.
  • Ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn and refine your Accounting practice from hands-on peers, work in an international and stimulating environment in the heart of Geneva, with a flexible schedule and for an important human-rights cause – fighting for justice.

Salary range:

CHF 55’000-65’000 per annum prorated to % contracted

Work arrangement:

between 37.5 and 50%, Geneva-office based

Deadline for application:

please send your CV and cover letter to by Friday 3 February 2023

Start date:

ASAP (most likely from March)

Contract end date:

31 October 2023