Bridge your “gap year” as voluntary Junior Business Controller

Do you have an economic profile and are you ready to take the first steps in your career, but you are not yet sure where to start? Are you doubting whether to pursue (further) studies or take a break? Then the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders might have the solution for you: a “gap year” as voluntary junior business controller within our International Cooperation department.

What are your tasks?

  • As voluntary junior business controller you are engaged in the financial management and follow-up of our international projects. You will be working abroad for approximately 50% of your time.
  • You perform financial reviews on the supporting documentation for incurred expenditure and activities of our projects.
  • You will look for effective and efficient solutions for financial issues which our staff and partners encounter abroad.
  • Based upon the experience you gathered during your visits to our partner countries, you will help optimizing the financial procedures at headquarters in Belgium, with ultimate goal to tighten our financial control and guarantee high-quality deliverables of the projects to our donors.

This is an unpaid volunteer position. Yet, all expenses for the required international travels and transportation costs in Belgium will be reimbursed.

What profile are we looking for?

  • Economic profile
  • Availability of 6 months starting between December ’18 and February ’19
  • You like to travel and work independently
  • You have a good knowledge of English and French (level B2 or higher2)
  • You work well in a team.
  • You have good computer skills and advanced knowledge of MS Office

How to apply?

Are you the person we are looking for? Apply at the latest at the 30th of November 2018 by sending your motivation letter (1 page) and CV to  with reference of ‘Vacancy voluntary junior business controller’.

After a first selection, we will let you know whether we will invite you for an interview (between December 10-14). The final candidate will be informed by the end of December.

Questions? Send an e-mail to  with reference of ‘Vacancy voluntary junior business controller’.