Do you want to make an impact for people who need it most?

Working for NLR (in the Netherlands better known as Leprastichting), means working towards a world without leprosy and its consequences. NLR is an international NGO that has been one of the major change-makers in the fight against leprosy in the past 50 years.

A world without leprosy is a concrete and realistic goal. Our ambition is to achieve this in 2040 with an enthusiastic and committed workforce. We continue until No Leprosy Remains! Will you join us?

Finance is part of the Organisational Department, together with ICT and quality management. In addition to the head of the department, the finance team consists of 3 employees: financial controller, financial project controller and administrator. All of them driven professionals with a heart to our mission, focused on financial management and supporting the achievement of the organisational objectives.

To strengthen this team we are looking for a:

Financial Project Controller

(32-38 hours)

As financial project controller you are responsible for maintaining and improving NLR’s financial systems and procedures to support effective project implementation. You conduct financial assessments and project audits in order to obtain reliable reports. You work closely together with project and programme managers worldwide to support them with project-related finance and accounting procedures.

What will you do as financial project controller?

  • You prepare budgets for projects proposals for institutional donors and analyse donor requirements;
  • You advise and support the project teams, budget holders and other stakeholders in the financial development, recording, monitoring and execution of projects;
  • You assess the finances of project applications funded by the international office and ongoing projects of the NLR alliance members;
  • In collaboration with project staff, you prepare financial project reports for institutional donors and the Management Team;
  • You assist with the financial aspects of complex contracts (e.g. new donors);
  • Minimal once a year you visit an NLR alliance member abroad to do financial project audits and support financial planning, forecasting and reporting activities;
  • You coach and strengthen the capacity of financial colleagues in the NLR alliance and project partner countries;
  • You contribute to the development of the (multi-) annual budget, quarterly reports and financial statements of the international office of NLR in the Netherlands;
  • By keeping yourself updated of external developments and relevant institutional donor requirements, you help to improve project management processes and procedures.

Your profile and experience

As a financial professional, you have an accurate and systematic way of working. You enjoy working together in an international team, have a proactive and approachable attitude and are willing to further develop and share your learning, knowledge and expertise. You are flexible and have experience working in a dynamic, multicultural environment. Under time pressure, you keep an overview. The following competencies are essential for this position: planning and organising, diligence, problem solving ability and supportive nature. Furthermore we are looking for a candidate that relates to the following:

  • Higher professional education or university working and thinking level and a relevant degree/experience in financial administration, accounting or related;
  • At least 5 years of experience in a comparable role with an international organisation;
  • Knowledge of and experience with financial administrative processes, planning & control, monitoring & evaluation;
  • Experience working in an NGO and with institutional donors is an advantage;
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and affinity with ICT (Business Central, Salesforce);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Englisch (other languages are advantageous);
  • Willingness to travel at least once a year for NLR.

We offer

At NLR you will be part of a very committed, passionate and international team, collaborating towards a world without leprosy. You have the opportunity to develop within an international and people-oriented working environment.

  • A one-year contract with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary indication: (min. € 4.032 max. € 5.646 gross for 38 hours per week) depending on experience.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 4% year-end bonus.

NLR will provide you with a laptop, working from home remuneration, travel compensation and a budget for professional/personal growth. We are located in Amsterdam, next to Amstel train station. At NLR, you have the freedom to alternate working from home and in the office, including a budget to set up your home workplace. We value a healthy and positive work environment, offering optional weekly yoga sessions in the office and additionally we provide high-quality coffee (with oats/regular milk), sparkling water and fresh office fruit delivered weekly.

Join our team!

 Please respond before 10 May 2024 and send your CV and motivation to

For more information, please contact Jan Pater, Head of the Organisational Department, via mobile number +31 (0)6 2043 3572 or e-mail

NLR strives for equal opportunities for everyone. We expressly encourage candidates from various backgrounds to apply. If you relate to the profile, we would like to meet you and hear your story. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are based in the Netherlands – or willing to relocate – and who have permission to work in the country.

About NLR

Leprosy still exists today. This ancient disease impacts the lives and futures of hundreds of people every day. Leprosy affects the most marginalized communities. Every two minutes, someone is diagnosed with leprosy, leading to being ostracized by family, household, friends, and neighbours. They become socially isolated and give up on their education, work, and dreams. Disabilities caused by leprosy fuel stigma and discrimination. Social exclusion is a direct result of a lack of awareness, knowledge and understanding about the disease and how leprosy spreads. Totally unnecessary. The solutions are already available. We can cure leprosy. We can even prevent leprosy. No one needs to give up their life or dreams for this. With warmth and respect, we can help persons affected by leprosy. With knowledge and collaboration, this disease should be eradicated within a generation. Our generation. After all these centuries, we are almost there. A world without leprosy and its consequences.

NLR fights leprosy in cooperation with organisations in Mozambique, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Brazil and other international partners. As an active partner in international networks such as the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), together we make a significant impact towards our mission.

About 40 employees work at our international office in Amsterdam, with a total of 250 worldwide.  The offices in the countries where we work are transitioning into independent national entities. The international office and national NGOs form the NLR alliance, working towards our mission: a world without leprosy.

NLR, in the Netherlands better known as Leprastichting, is an ANBI with CBF recognition and is supported by 45,000 donors and leading institutional donors including the Nationale Postcode Loterij.

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