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Administrative/Finance Officer
International Code of conduct for private Security Service Providers (ICoCA)
Domain Autre
Type Contrat à durée indéterminée
Location Geneva
Rate 60 %

Administrative/Finance Officer

The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA), founded in September 2013, is a multi-stakeholder initiative created to promote, govern and oversee the implementation of a Code of Conduct for private security companies that operate in complex environments. The objective of the Code is to promote increased respect for human rights and humanitarian law and to raise standards of operational conduct throughout the private security industry. Membership of the ICoCA includes states, private security companies, and civil society organisations. Together, these three ‘pillars’ form the Association’s General Assembly, with each pillar having equal representation in the  Board of Directors. The ICoCA Secretariat, based in Geneva, Switzerland, carries out the Association’s principal implementation and oversight functions on behalf of the Board, including certification of Member companies, monitoring of their implementation of the Code, and the operation of a complaints mechanism. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Further develop and implement administrative and financial management policies and procedures;
  • Oversee the Association’s accounts and payments in coordination with the Admin Assistant and  the accounting firm;
  • Manage the grants budgets and related contractual agreements, including financial reporting for donors;
  • Coordinate the Association’s yearly budgeting process in cooperation with the Executive Director;
  • Support external auditors in carrying out their annual or project-based audits;
  • Support the Association in fundraising activities and in drafting new projects;
  • Support and train the team in activity-based budgeting and reporting;
  • Oversee the human resources functions for a small team (10 staff) such as hiring and induction of incoming staff, managing individual files, developing and implementing performance management and staff development procedures;
  • Act as the line manager of the Administrative Assistant;
  • Performs other tasks as directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate qualification in Finance Management, Business Administration or a related field;
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting and Finance Management;
  • Experience in writing project proposals and in managing grants, ideally within an NGO or an International Organization;
  • Human Resources Management skills would be an asset; 
  • Fluent in English and French (excellent oral and writing skills);
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and Accounting software;
  • Ability to proactively plan and implement work, including managing multiple priorities;
  • Familiarity with Swiss administrative and legal procedures;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment;
  • Swiss or EU citizenship, or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application, are a pre-requisite.

Location: Principal location is at the ICoCA Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. Occasional travel is required for quarterly Board meetings. 

Start date: ideally beginning of April.

Individuals interested in this opportunity should send a CV and a one page motivation letter to:

The deadline for applications is 21 March 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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Send your application by e-mail to the attention of:
ICoCA Secretariat (
International Code of conduct for private Security Service Providers (ICoCA)
Avenue de la Paix, 7 bis
1202 Geneva (Geneva)