Financial Specialist - Global Water Partnership Organisation Gwpo - Administratörsjobb i Stockholm
Financial Specialist
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JOB TITLE: Financial Specialist (FS)
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a globally operating multi-stakeholder action network dedicated to working with countries towards the equitable, sustainable, and efficient management of water resources. The network is hosted by an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and it comprises of 3,000+ partner organisations in over 180 countries. Organized across 67 Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships, GWP convenes, brokers and delivers coordinated action by government and non-government actors, including the private sector. GWP's vision is a water-secure world. A long-time advocate for integrated water resources management, GWP draws on implementation experience at the local level and links it across the Network and to global development agendas. More information:



The Financial Specialist works with the Finance/HR/Admin Team to ensure high quality, accurate, and timely accounting, reporting, and execution of payments to suppliers and personnel.

The FS shall ensure good functionality of all financial systems and applications used by the Finance /HR/Admin Team, as well as initiate implementation/upgrades of relevant financial softwares.
The FS is responsible for monitoring the financial management of assigned projects at the GWPO level, including supporting budget process, communicating with local offices on financial issues, providing advice and guidance on financial management, compiling and quality controlling financial reports, ensuring adherence to donor requirements.
The FS is the responsible GWPO financial contact person for 4-5 Regional Water Partnerships (RWP), including supporting budget process, preparing templates, quality controlling financial reports.
The FS shall provide financial analysis and guidance to the RWPs/host institutions as well as to the team in Stockholm.
The FS shall support and develop internal financial, administrative and contract related processes.
The FS is responsible for the monthly/quarterly/annual reconciliation that lie within the scope of this position.

The FS shall actively ensure high quality services from the Finance/HR/Administration unit to the Secretariat, the GWP Network and other parties.

Duties may include international travel.

University degree or similar further education in business administration or finance
At least 5 years of experience from accounting and finance department, experience from donor funded programmes an advantage
Reliable, valuing the importance of timeliness and accuracy
Excellent organisational capacity and resourcefulness
Strong interpersonal skills and integrity
Effective communicator both verbally and in writing
Advanced skills in MS Excel
Advanced user of MS Office programs and softwares such as Power BI reporting, Ascendo and ERP such as MS Dynamics NAV or similar
Strong IT management skills including troubleshooting and capacity building
Experience from developing countries or international environment an advantage
Excellent command of spoken and written English, working level of Swedish, Spanish and/or French an advantage


Professionalism: Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity. Demonstrates corporate knowledge, self-development and initiative-taking. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and international environment based on mutual respect and tolerance. Ability to exercise good judgement, discretion and tact in handling sensitive issues.
Planning and Organising: Excellent organizational and task management skills, with appropriate attention to details and ability to prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and under tight deadlines. Ability to manage multiple workflows at the same time. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment where adaptability is essential.
E-literacy: Excellent e-skills, including the ability to use modern office technology and related software. Practical knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is required. Ability to do internet research, compile information and find solutions online to information gaps is essential.
Teamwork: Support colleagues, contribute to team culture, and share responsibility for decision-making and results. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility. Ability to "lead from behind" and work without direct authority to deliver timely and high quality products.
Personal: A good sense of humor. Love for nature, its beauty and its resources. Willingness to 'get the job' done with a positive attitude to take on a wide range of tasks. Availability for longer travel to attend international meetings.

Please note

Professionals with a background from and/or living and working in Asian, African, Eastern European, Latin American, or Middle Eastern countries are encouraged to apply.

GWP offers competitive remuneration as well as an attractive work environment, with flat hierarchies and fast decisions, and with great opportunities for professional exposure and growth.

The position is expected to be a long-term assignment and part of the core team. The contract is initially offered for 2 years with possibility for extension. The appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.

Questions can be directed to

Applications must be submitted in English and are accepted only through the online application system and not via e-mail.

Deadline: 10th January 2020


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