Finance & Grant Officer

STARTING DATE: Upon agreement
CONTRACT: Permanent
ACTIVITY RATE: 100%, 40 hours / week

The Small Arms Survey is a center for applied knowledge in the field of the proliferation and control of small arms and ammunition. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of governments and practitioners to reduce illicit arms flows and armed violence through three mutually reinforcing activities: the generation of policy-relevant knowledge, the development of authoritative resources and tools, and the provision of training and other services. We inform policy and practice through a combination of data, tailored expert advice and training, and the convening of practitioners and policymakers.


The role:

How do we make it work? With commitment, rigor, patience and colleagues like you. Team players who want to make a difference. If you have a passion for numbers, a knack for meticulousness, like to work independently, and have experience producing financial statements and project reports, then this is a perfect opportunity for you. Under the supervision of the Head of Unit and member of the Management Team, your responsibilities will entail:

  • Liaise with colleagues to deliver timely and accurate project reports;
  • Generate monthly project salary allocations;
  • Monitor incomes and expenditures, generate project salary allocations and track budget consumption;
  • Liaise as needed with IHEID accounting department and other external partners on matters of financial management;
  • Advise colleagues on donor requirements, help design project budgets, monitoring and reporting tools;
  • Support the smooth implementation of project audits.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • University degree in a related field or equivalent professional experience;
  • Professional experience in finance/accounting and grant management in the non-profit sector (between 5 to 8 years);
  • Good knowledge of donors and funding guidelines;
  • Professional fluency in French and English, written and spoken;
  • High proficiency in Excel;
  • Able to set priorities, work independently, and deliver high-quality results within demanding timeframes;
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural and multilingual environment;
  • Project management knowledge an asset.

What you can expect from us:

  • A motivating, collaborative and inclusive working environment;
  • Opportunities for individual and professional growth;
  • A competitive package.



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the the Small Arms Survey’s and the Geneva Graduate Institute's websites: and

Please note that offers received by post will not be considered.

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