Finance and Administration Manager (80-100%)

The Organisation

The Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a dynamic and energetic campaign coalition consisting of over 600 non-governmental organisations in 108 countries. The ICAN staff team coordinates a global network of committed and passionate activists to make the world safer, more equal and just by prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons.

Since its founding in 2007, ICAN has worked to build a powerful global groundswell of public support for the abolition of nuclear weapons. ICAN organise public awareness-raising events, and engage in advocacy at the United Nations and in national parliaments. The campaign work with survivors of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and of nuclear testing, helping share their testimonies and stories with the public and decision makers.

The campaign led the groundbreaking efforts to achieve the first ever multilateral treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, and was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for these efforts.

ICAN opened its international headquarters in Geneva in 2011 and has since then employed a small but effective staff team. Today the team consists of 13 staff members, the majority in Geneva, Switzerland and the rest spread out around the world.


The Position

We are looking for a new Finance and Administration Manager, who can enable the world-changing work of ICAN through effective and accountable financial and administrative management. The Finance and Administration Manager plays a central role in the operations of the campaign and the staff team through being responsible for managing ICAN’s finances, preparing budgets, ensure accurate bookkeeping, liaising with auditors and local authorites, develop donor reports, and handle the internal human resources tasks.

As the organization carries out a wide range of activities, from awarding small grants to partner organisations across the world, to organizing annual conferences in different locations, and carrying out advocacy at the United Nations, the job as Finance and Administration Manager is varied and involves a lot of contact with auditors, donors, local authorities officials, campaigners, governments, international organisations and other partners around the world. We operate in a fast-paced and multicultural environment, where opportunities for travel and participating in events and conferences will regularly appear.

As a small team, we are proud of our team spirit, our flexible and collegial work culture, and of course our joint mission to make the world a better place. Depending on the candidate, the job can range from 80-100% with flexible hours. Our working language within the organisation is English but a good level of French is also needed for liaising with Swiss authorities.

The full job description can be found here.



  • University degree in public administration/finance/accounting/management or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, bookkeeping and grant management required.
  • Knowledge of the Swiss social tax system required.
  • Fluent English and French.
  • Prior experience in NGOs and / or the UN system a plus.
  • High level of accuracy, efficiency and professionalism required.
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Attention to detail and able to work autonomously


The Location

ICAN is located in Geneva, Switzerland, a global hub for diplomacy and the European centre for the United Nations and the Red Cross.

ICAN’s office is located in the middle of central Geneva, opposite the main train station, making it an easily accessible location for commuters and people from neighboring areas.

Partial remote work is possible, but as the Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for ICANs administrative and financial system, a certain percentage of time in the office is necessary.



The salary range is between 82’000-92’000 CHF/year for a full time position depending on experience.


How to apply

Send a cover letter and CV, including 2 references to [email protected] by 18 February 2022.