Become a Finance Officer at Free Yezidi Foundation & Work Remotely: Apply Now

The Free Yezidi Foundation is virtually headquartered in the Netherlands and the United States, with its operational base in Duhok, Iraq (Free Yezidi Foundation)

 Closing Date: 27 Feb 2024

Who We Are

The Free Yezidi Foundation is one of the leading Yezidi organizations providing humanitarian and human rights support to Yezidi civilians. The Free Yezidi Foundation is a humanitarian, apolitical, women-led non-profit organization formally registered in the Netherlands and the United States and licensed to operate in Iraq.

The Free Yezidi Foundation is designed to assist Yezidis in need. The Foundation was established shortly after ISIS attempted to eradicate the Yezidi people in August 2014. The Free Yezidi Foundation seeks to implement projects to protect and support the most vulnerable members of the Yezidi community.

The Foundation is particularly engaged with services for Yezidi survivors, with a special focus on Yezidi women and children. FYF also works to assist for all Yezidis seeking justice and accountability. FYF also plays an important advocacy role in promoting better and broader humanitarian and human rights support to Yezidis.

Operations in Iraq include a women’s center and a children’s center, a trauma team, a justice team, an enterprise & training center campus, a center to combat gender-based violence and gender discrimination in the community, and a variety of other activities to support Yezidi recovery and growth.

The Foundation currently employs a number of staff members, both national and international, and is now growing rapidly to manage the implementation of a number of projects.


Yezidis have suffered from a very different sort of trauma than Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs and refugees in general. It is true that all have experienced devastating losses. But the Yezidi community is recovering from a deliberate attempt by ISIS to exterminate their people specifically because of their religion. This has been recognized as genocide already by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, the US State Department and Congress, the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The decision to target a small minority group for extermination based on identity has created a sense of horror not unlike that found in populations in Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, post-WWII Germany, and so on. FYF is sensitive to the particular nature of the suffering of Yezidi survivors, and all projects and activities have been tailored in this regard. The horrific crisis currently facing Yezidis is one in which an external group perpetrated unspeakable crimes against a religious minority, which is now in need of care and support.

Job Summary

The Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring financial administration activities for FYF. The Finance Officer will also help to ensure accuracy on financial documentation, in coordination with other members of the finance team, management of finance controls, and contribute to reporting and auditing.

We are looking for an individual with a passion for making a difference in the lives of religious minority members recovering from severe persecution, and someone who believes in the importance and value of civil society organizations, and the value of trauma treatment, justice and accountability, and critically, in women’s rights. The Finance Officer will be accountable to the Director of Finance and Operations. (S)he will be expected to work remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform several functions:

  • Day to day financial administration for FYF-USA and FYF-NL
  • Consolidation and initial review of financial documentation from field location
  • Proactive management of financial controls including taking appropriate measures in ensure accurate financial administration
  • Support in development of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting
  • Assist in the development of donor reporting and budgets
  • Assist in internal and external audit work
  • Ensure that processes are compliant with GAAP and regulatory requirements
  • Perform and assist in other tasks, as necessary

Qualifications and Competencies: Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, development finance, or related field is a distinct advantage.
  • Master’s degree and/or accounting designation preferred.
  • • Three to five years of finance administration experience in development or humanitarian programs.
  • Advance skills in Microsoft Office applications and working knowledge of QBO accounting software.
  • A genuine commitment to living and working at the community level, improving the lives of members of a persecuted religious minority, and ability to devote considerable energy and dedication to the financial elements of a humanitarian aid program.
  • A good understanding of overall project cycle management. This should include a good understanding of working with donor guidelines and following up on program compliance.
  • Proven capabilities in integrity and strong attention to detail are required, with the ability to work
  • independently and with a diverse team, communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of
  • background, and contribute to overall team capacity building.
  • Fluency in English and the ability to write documents, reports, and present information in English is required.

Base of Operations

  • Remote

Start Date

  • ASAP

Daily Routine

  • The successful candidates will be expected to work from 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and will in some cases have to work flexibly to complete assignments after hours.

Salary and Benefits

· Salary is determined according to the organization’s salary scale and commensurate with experience.

How to apply

All candidates interested in this position should send their CVs and brief cover letters of interest to FYF: [email protected].

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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