Financial Advisor

32 hours


Job description



Foundation Rural Energy Services (FRES) advances electrification in rural areas in Africa by establishing small-scale, commercially operating utilities. They provide households and small businesses with electricity, preferably generated by solar energy, to meet the demand for proper lighting, radio and TV, charging cell phones, and a broad range of commercial activities. In this way they contribute to the social and economic development and social cohesion of rural areas.


FRES is a non-profit, small multinational, founded in 2004, and consists of companies in Mali, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Uganda and Guinea-Bissau and a head office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


FRES-Netherlands is, within the boundaries set by the FRES Board, responsible to guide the FRES Companies and:


FRES-Netherlands has a team of approx. 5 staff members to perform the activities who report to the General Director. FRES Netherlands is currently looking to fill the position of Financial Advisor within the team. FRES Netherlands has outsourced most of its financial administration. FRES Companies have their own financial administration. FRES Group Companies have a turnover of approx. € 10 million per annum in existing business and new developments (50/50) with a total of 230 direct staff.



The Financial Advisor is responsible for providing the FRES-NL team, the FRES Board and the FRES Supervisory Board timely with high quality financial and administrative data and information that will enable the team to effectively steer and manage the FRES Group interests, both for existing and new business. In addition, the Finance Advisor will prepare and coordinate the call for tenders and evaluation of  procurement tenders that are issued by FRES-NL 2-3 per year.


Key responsibilities


All these responsibilities are executed under the supervision of the General Director


Skills and Abilities




For further information about our work and the job, please check our website www.fres.nl or ask Caroline.nijland@fres.nl, mobile phone + 31 655387505. Are you interested? Please send a motivational letter and your resume to  Myra Rijssel at myra.rijssel@fres.nl.

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