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GCERF is committed to preventing violent extremism through support to grassroots initiatives around the world. Our Secretariat, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a small and dynamic team of dedicated professionals from diverse professional backgrounds. We work collaboratively to solve complex problems and welcome candidate applications from all kinds of backgrounds and all countries. 

Grant finance Specialist

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For more than 20 years, GCERF Grant Finance Specialist Julien Montoux, has worked to redress the inequality he first witnessed up close in Guatemala. What struck the French social sciences student was that only a matter of chance separated his circumstances from those of the young people he saw begging on the Mexican border. He had been born into the relative security of a developed nation. This was the starting point of a career in NGO finance. Julien has since worked in Paraguay, in support of teen victims of sexual exploitation, and in Darfur on water and sanitation up until the ICC brought a war crimes case against the then Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and NGOs were expelled from the country. Now, he works to prevent violent extremism at GCERF. Developing an expertise in finance has allowed Montoux to work on multiple issues and across different countries. “Finance is at the heart of everything,” he says. “Without a budget, you don’t have activities.” Not only that, analysing financial reports allows Julien to support decision-making processes based on factual indicators. With hard numbers, smart interpretation can follow. For example, underspending towards the end of a grant may indicate insufficient planning, or it could signal project delays. Supporting grantees along every step of the grant cycle is part of the pleasure of the job. “Working with the finance people of GCERF’s grantees is where you get this field flavour,” he says. “They make you feel that you bring them something – in capacity-building, and being there to answer questions and being flexible. Having been in the field, you understand a little more some of the constraints and difficulties they may have.” This daily interaction with grantees is what makes GCERF unique. “I wouldn’t want to be in my office just receiving financial reports saying, ‘Validated’ or ‘Not validated, please rework it.’ We work really closely with grantees, our partners, which is what I really love.”
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Employment Opportunities

2024-05 VA Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist takes on significant responsibility within a small communications team to support implementation of the GCERF communications strategic objectives. Projects and workstreams led by the Communications Specialist build visibility of GCERF and its mission of preventing violent extremism, enhance donor and partner perception of the organisation, support achievement of GCERF’s resource mobilisation targets, and strengthen the organisation’s brand identity. The Communications Specialist leads assigned communications projects and/ or areas of work to advance GCERF’s profile and reputation, and contributes expertise to the development of GCERF’s organisational narrative and messaging, while tracking and adapting to the evolving donor landscape, media interest, and political dynamics. Deadline for applications: 23 June 2024. More details here.

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Procurement Opportunities

National Advisor - Somalia

GCERF is seeking a National Advisor_Somalia based in Mogadishu to lead coordination of grant making and management in-country. The National Advisor will visit GCERF-funded grant activities in Somalia and prepare monitoring reports as well as attend coordination meetings on preventing and countering violent extremism.  Applicants should complete the template provided in the link and submit their proposals to bids@gcerf.org by 10 July 2020. 

Full details are available here: National Advisor_Somalia 

Procurement Opportunities

RFP 2024-03 – Finance Advisor Iraq

Iraq was approved as a GCERF partner country in March 2023. The Iraq Country Team of GCERF is led by a Country Manager and is composed of specialists in Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation and Finance. The Finance Advisor will be part of the Iraq Country Team and report directly to the Grant Finance Specialist of GCERF. With support of GCERF’s grant finance unit, the selected individual will contribute and advise on all financial matters of the grant-making and grant management process, conduct financial and compliance checks, support grantee's capacity strengthening in relation to finance and compliance. The Finance Advisor Iraq is a fully funded consultancy position. The initial duration of the consultancy is a one-year consultancy (June 2024 through May 2025), renewable, and involves a 100% level of effort. She/he will be based in Baghdad with regular travels to grantees’ offices and various project locations within the country. Proposals should be sent by 09 June 2024 by email in the form of “pdf files” clearly marked “RFP 2024-03 - Finance Advisor Iraq”. The email should be addressed to bids@gcerf.org. For more details about the role: RFP 2024-03 Finance Advisor Iraq