Administrative Financial Assistant

People in Need (PIN) - Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is seeking for a full-time position to join our Latin American Team. This role will support our programs in various Latin American countries.

Starting date: upon agreement
Location of work: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: full-time, one-year contract (with 3 months probation period)

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintaining financial security by internal controls;
  • maintaining an orderly accounting filing system;
  • compiling with local and foreigner compliance framework;
  • assembling information for financial statements and external auditors;
  • providing clerical and administrative support to management as requested;
  • support financial and program staff.
  • Petty Cash Clerk – custody and transactions processing, support and archive;
  • invoice Clerk – uploading, completing evidence and archiving;
  • bank Clerk – setting up payment orders, importing and issuing bank statements;
  • contract Archivist – completeness and filing;
  • logistics and Procurement Clerk – processing purchase requests based on guidelines, procuring general utilities and supplies for office, inventory of assets;
  • watchdog – screening and reporting relevant counterparts for contracts and payments.

Requirements / Skills

  • Be citizen, legal resident or in proven migration process with the right to work in Costa Rica;
  • degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience;
  • experience in using ERP software;
  • fluent written and spoken Spanish and intermediate communication in English;
  • good management and coordination skills;
  • analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • ability to work independently;
  • excellent interpersonal skills;
  • disciplined, consistent and organized personality;
  • effective time management;
  • high attention to detail and precision;
  • interest in human rights.


  • Participation in the development and execution of meaningful projects;
  • chance to work with the biggest NGO based in Central Europe with branches around the world;
  • opportunity to help strengthening PIN’s presence in Central America;
  • participation in financial trainings;
  • possibility to extend the contract beyond initial length at the successful conclusion of the contract;
  • severance clearance on yearly basis;
  • potential travelling for program activities or training;
  • flexible working hours and on-site/remote schemes;
  • 25 holidays per year;
  • salary 1.100 USD gross per month.

Applications have been closed.