Senior Project Finance Assistant

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of the world wide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement assisting victims of conflict and disaster and people affected by social or health related crisis. The Red Cross Movement provides to vulnerable people assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven principles of the Red Cross movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.

In Vietnam GRC is supporting its local partner, the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC), to implement projects in the field of Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation, Water & Sanitation and Capacity Building.

Currently GRC is looking for a Finance Assistant who at an initial stage will be primarily responsible for the “Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Project which is implemented by a consortium of Australian Red Cross (lead), German Red Cross and Vietnam Red Cross”.


Starting asap till December 2015 on a full time basis.
Potential for further extension depends on availability of project funds.


Based in Hanoi with visits to the project sites in An Giang and Kien Giang.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Finance Manager support proper financial management of project funds and fulfilling of donors’ requirement in close collaboration with the Project Delegate and the Project Manager.
  • Review payment vouchers and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with donors’ requirement.
  • With regard to financial reports and documentation from Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC), liaise with the VNRC accountants in Hanoi and in the project provinces and provide them with support.
  • Translate the relevant content of finance invoices and other supporting document into English.
  • Enter financial data into the GRC accounting software (FundsPro).
  • Prepare and consolidate financial reports, overviews on financial status based on software data.
  • Maintain and keep Operating Fund Accounts and reconcile them monthly.
  • Assist the Finance Manager and Senior Finance Officers in screening and checking the funds disbursements in accordance with the budget allocation and financial procedures

Minimum qualifications

Educational background:

  • Background in Accounting or Finance (Bachelor)

Working experience:

  • At least 3 years working experience in a similar position in an NGO


  • Knowledge of Red Cross/ Red Crescent principles and willingness to adhere to them


  • Excellent command of written and spoken Vietnamese
  • Good command of written and spoken English (compulsory)
  • Good computer skills: MS Office, e-mail, word processing, Excel, accounting software, etc.

Personal skills and abilities

  • Willing to work following strict deadlines and ability to handle short time notice high work pressure
  • Good interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Sense of initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work in team as well as independently
  • Ability to work in stressful situations

Application Procedure

Interested Vietnamese candidates are invited to send their applications by email in English consisting of a CV and a letter of motivation to: [email protected].

Deadline: 26 August, 2014 at 17:00, Hanoi time.

Please note that only applications which are submitted in English shall be considered. While German Red Cross appreciates all responses, only candidate under consideration shall be contacted and invited for an interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
German Red Cross (GRC)
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Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2014-08-26