Terms of Reference – Financial Assistant

Conducive Space for Peace is looking for a part-time Financial Assistant to support the Finance and Administration Manager (approx. 10-15 hours per week). The position will give a unique opportunity to work within the financial administration of an organisation in the peacebuilding field. The primary tasks will be the ongoing book-keeping, support in the development of the quarterly financial reports and administrative tasks for projects.  

As a financial assistant, you will be part of a team of 10 committed change makers holding 8 different nationalities and located in 5 different countries. CSP is a five-year old organisation that stands on solid ground with long-term funding, strong partners, and an extensive global network.  

CSP strives to embody the change that we pursue, which means that we hold dignity, equity, and integrity at the core of our engagement and way of working. As part of the change process, we seek diversity within the organisation and within the broader institutional framework with which we engage. 

Background of CSP 

CSP is an international NGO, based mainly in Denmark, with the mission to contribute to the transformation of the global peacebuilding system in a manner that changes the structures, attitudes and processes of collaboration and creates a more enabling space for local agency and power in peacebuilding. Through our long-term engagement in the peace and development fields, we have seen how the current ways of working are not supporting local peacebuilding as well as it could. On the contrary, the ‘system’ is often not providing the funding, flexibility, predictability, and space for local actors to lead the development and peacebuilding process in their own context. We have made it our mission to change this in order to create an enabling space for local actors to build sustainable peace. As our change mission also relates to the way organisations work, we are attentive to our own way of working in CSP, including in financial, HR, and administrative management, and how these align with our values of equity, dignity, and integrity.  

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Financial Assistant 

The Financial Assistant will report to and work closely with the Financial and Admin Manager in supporting the following tasks: 

  • Monthly bookkeeping in E-conomic 
  • Quarterly financial reporting 
  • Assist colleagues in using the programme management tools 
  • Day-to-day administration related to the office space, equipment, logistics around activities, etc.  

Personal Competences and Qualifications 

We are looking for a positive team-player with strong analytical abilities and attention to detail. The candidate for the Financial Assistant position could either have a few years of experience or be a student. Experience in bookkeeping and preferably financial reporting is a prerequisite. Knowledge of or experience in E-conomic as well as knowledge of SOR and the Danish Accounting Act is preferable. Fluency in written and spoken Danish and English is essential. 

Further information 

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Finance and Admin Manager Joanne Bywater at joanne@conducivespace.org  

Application and CV 

Please submit your application and CV to apply@conducivespace.org no later than June 30th at 12 noon CET (Central European Time) 2021. The application text should be a maximum of 1 page. Please include “Financial Assistant” in the subject line of the email. First round of interviews will be conducted in the first  week of July 2021. Possible start can be postponed until after the summer holidays.  


For more information about Conducive Space for Peace, please consult our website conducivespace.org.