Program Controller

Do you have a background in financial controlling and are you able to master new skills quickly? Do you think in terms of improvements and are you driven by results? Are you a team player? Then apply for our Program Controller position and join our team.

The role

As Program Controller you work as a team with a Program Accountant and report to the Business Unit your are working for. You also report to the Head of Finance with a dotted line. You are responsible for your own program area – you have the overall financial responsibility for designated program areas and you manage the program’s administration. You check the budgets and contracts for the new projects with our Implementation Partners, you assess their financial reports and audit statements and follow up on the findings of these reports.

You work closely with the program officers and program manager and support them on program management with your financial skills. You document and file all data and reports to enable a high-quality audit trail.

Who you are

  • You enjoy collaboration and teamwork, but you are also able to work independently
  • You are proactive, highly analytical with an attention to detail
  • You can organize your work efficiently and work in a fast-paced environment
  • You perform well under pressure and have a positive attitude
  • You are highly proficient in spoken and written English. You have strong verbal and written communication skills.

What you bring

You have bachelor’s degree in finance. You have worked for 3-5 years in a financial role, preferably within an NGO. You are experienced with finance systems and have some knowledge of Exact Globe (desired). Excel does not have any secrets for you

Who we are

IDH brings companies, CSOs, governments and others together in public-private partnerships. The aim is to realize large-scale green & inclusive growth in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on creating positive impact on deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, toxic loading and gender. In this we are supported by multiple European governments, including our institutional donors: BUZA, SECO and DANIDA. IDH is a company that works together with over 600 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide

What we offer

IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. We offer a gross monthly salary between €3300 and €4000 (based on a 40-hour week) and solid fringe benefits, including a good pension scheme.


Would you like to apply? Send us your motivation and resume, in English, by using the following hyperlink:

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, the deadline is May 14th, 2021.

Candidates should have permission to work in the Netherlands.