New Vacancy: Financial Officer

Financial Officer – What Are We Looking For?

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing the necessary support for the implementation of the financial activities of the Programme, including:

  1. Providing support to the Programme Manager in the financial management of the Programme, and in the monitoring of project expenditures;
  2. Preparation of financial reports;
  3. Preparation, coordination and monitoring of all payments within the Programme;
  4. Tracking/monitoring the financial performance of grants and contracts within the Programme;
  5. Collection of invoices and preparation of the financial parts of contracts;
  6. Checking claims for reimbursement of costs;
  7. Preparing responses to finance-related inquiries;
  8. Performing other necessary supporting tasks related to finance.

Required Competences/Experience


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate professional competence and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.


Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Is aware of the cultural differences between the beneficiary countries, and knowledgeable about specialist terminology. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and organising

Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required and asks questions if needed. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.


University degree in financial management, business administration, accounting, or other relevant discipline or secondary education supplemented by formal vocational study in financial management, business administration, finance, or personnel.

Work Experience

At least three years’ experience in financial managements in projects/programmes.


For the position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Dutch is desirable.

Salary and Contract

Financial Officer will be taken on a part-time basis, 2 days per week.  The gross monthly salary for this position is € 1.435,60 ( € 3.589 full-time).


Successful candidate will be offered a 6-month contract, with a possibility of an extension for the duration of the Programme.

Combined bids for this post and that of Programme Assistant, as also advertised on the Knowledge Rights 21 website, are welcome.

Closing date

The closing date is 10th August 2022. Interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to using “Financial Officer” in the subject line.

About KR21

The Knowledge Rights 21 Programme is run by Stichting IFLA Foundation and supported by the Arcadia Fund, bringing together library organisations across Europe.

The Programme is focused on building lasting capacity to modernise policies and practices around copyright, mainly in the areas of eLending, promoting open norms, protecting copyright exceptions against contract override, secondary publishing rights, and rights retention.

Through this, it aims to deliver progress, in the short and longer term, that enables learners, students, researchers and other library users to realise the potential of technology in fostering education, research and cultural participation.

At the heart of the programme is the development of tools, skills, and other support for advocacy by networks of libraries and related groups, at both the European and national levels.

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