mosaik

Mosaik Finance and Operations Partner (Volunteer)

Background

Mosaik Education supports refugees to access higher education through academic guidance and skills programmes that are designed with the refugee community and leverage technology.

Today, only 5 percent of eligible refugees have access to higher education, compared to 37 percent of global youth. This limits their potential to become self-reliant, integrate and contribute in their host communities, and to help reconstruct their home country when they return.

About the role

Mosaik is recruiting a volunteer to lead the financial and operations functions of the charity. Mosaik is looking for a committed and experienced volunteer, who would be willing to take on the role for a minimum of 12 months. Mosaik’s current small size means that the existing finance and operational functions are quite small and can be covered with 4-8 hours per week over the course of a year. There will be scope for innovative individuals to reshape the processes in place, plus mentorship opportunities with senior members of the Mosaik team.

This role would suit an experienced individual with a background in finance and/or operations, looking to grow their financial and operational management experience, or find a meaningful way to apply their experience to volunteering.

What will you be doing?

Finance

  • Managing incoming and outgoing payments, including maintenance of key documents
  • Managing donor financial reporting
  • Managing financial control environments
  • Preparing monthly management accounts with bookkeeper, adn reporting to CEO and trustee board
  • Performing due diligence on contractors, suppliers, partners and funders
  • Maximising income generation opportunities, including gift aid claims**

Organisation development

  • Managing contracts for team and volunteers
  • Managing logistics of recruitment of volunteers and staff
  • Managing of wellbeing and benefits policy
  • Annual report coordination

About you

  • 5+ years experience of the operational functions of small businesses or charities
  • Ability to explain financial information to non-financial colleagues at all levels
  • An understanding of the financial needs of a small business or charity/not-for-profit organisation, including fund accounting, tracking allocated funds in a budget sheet
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite and G-Suite, using spreadsheets to create financial reports.
  • Enthusiasm for and/or experience of working independently in a remote team
  • A passion and commitment for education and/or refugee causes.

What difference will you make?

The number of people displaced around the globe is at its highest point since World War II. Only 5% of refugees are able to study at university. Now is a critical time to be implementing new and innovative programmes to help solve this crisis.

Mosaik is recruiting for this position to free up time for the team to spend more time on achieving impact. As such, you will be directly contributing to the expansion of Mosaik’s work and impact.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Mentorship on charity finance and operations management The opportunity to shape the financial and operational functions of an exciting start-up charity Diversify experience and portfolio in the charity sector Working with and learning from an ambitious and innovative team.

How to apply

Please send your CV and 250 words on what you believe you will contribute to Mosaik and how you think Mosaik can help your professional development to hello@mosaik.ngo by Friday 3 December 2021.