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.

How to apply

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Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled. People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: **

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