Vacancies at WeWorld


 Position: Junior Finance Officer – Duty station to be defined (North Africa, Sahel, Middle East, South East Africa)

Reporting Relationship: The Junior Finance Officer works under the direction of the Regional Finance Manager (RFM)


Location: one of the areas of competence between North Africa, Sahel, Middle East, South East Africa

Type of contract: a first 3 (three) month collaboration contract subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Line Manager upon arrival on assignment); a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of contract

Starting date: to be defined

Gross Salary: to be defined according to the candidate’s profile and WeWorld salary scale

Application deadline: 03/04/2023

General Description

WeWorld is an independent Italian organization that has been working in international cooperation and humanitarian aid for 50 years. It supports people in overcoming emergencies, and it strives to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future. WeWorld works in 27 countries around the world, including in Italy, with more than 120 emergency, humanitarian aid and development projects. Its activities mainly involve women, girls and young people, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. Within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, the organization operates in the following areas: human rights (gender equality, prevention and combating violence against women and children, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, health care and hygiene, education, global citizenship education, quality teaching and international volunteering.

Purpose of the Role

The Junior Finance Officer will support the 3 Regionals Finance Manager (RFMs) with a cross-functional approach. According to the needs of the different areas he/she will be called upon to support and be under the line management of the respective Regional Finance Manager.

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Main functions and duties


  • Supporting the RFMs to set up projects’ modules on the accounting program (upload new budgets and amendments)
  • Supporting the RFMs to monitor the Countries’ accounting, checking monthly and quarterly Reconciliations, checking import files for the accounting program
  • Supporting the RFMs to monitor and record the allocation of Project Staff Costs and Direct HQ support Costs to the Projects’ Budgets
  • Supporting the RFMs to provide to the Countries the supporting documents for the expenses incurred in Italy
  • Supporting the RFMs to implement other activities, if requested: Financial Planning, Budgeting etc..


  • Supporting the RFMs to monitor financial reports deadlines
  • Collaborating with the RFMs to provide support to Countries in the preparation of financial reports
  • Supporting the RFMs to verify the compliance with donor and internal rules


  • Providing support to the RFMs to perform projects’ expenditures verification and external audits and collect the related documents


Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Degree in Economics, Political Science or related fields, or equivalent


  • Fluency in Italian, French and English is a must

Professional Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in a finance/accounting position

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Skills and Abilities

  • Accountancy skills
  • Excellent computer skills including full working knowledge MS Office and Internet
  • Problem-solver approach with demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and creating efficiencies
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of WeWorld, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the NGO values and ethical standards; displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability