Organisation: The Barenboim-Said Center for Music

Position: Finance and Operations Officer

Location: Ramallah

Salary: Competitive with experience


Closing date: 15/12/2019 (day/month/year)

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Finance and Operations Officer

The Barenboim-Said Center for Music


The Barenboim-Said Center for Music is seeking to employ an experienced Finance and Operations Officer at the earliest possible opportunity. Barenboim-Said Center for Music in Ramallah is open to Palestinian children and young adults regardless of their social or economic background. The Center offers the highest level of music education and has an eightyear curriculum that enables students to continue their classical music studies at the highest level. The Center enrolls approximately 140 students and is looking to grow as important contributor to Palestinian culture and society.

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Job description


  • Responsible for budgeting and budget oversight of the Center’s finances and financial obligations.
  • Responsible for the implementation of accounting standards, proper financial reports,tax declarations and all financial dealings of the Center in accordance with the lawyer, the auditor, the Center’s Executive and Artistic Director, as well as other service providers in this area.
  • Responsible for the implementation of day to day operations in cooperation with and based on the program decisions of the Artistic and Executive Director.
  • Responsible for the full implementation of the laws and of the internal compliance rules of the organization to the full extent of the law and the bylaws of the Center.
  • Responsible for the financial and program evaluation reporting to the Executive Director,to the local Board and to the external partners in Germany, Spain and any other countries in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for proactively alerting the Center’s Director of any deviation from financial protocol or problematic financial developments.
  • Responsible for Human Resources administration including the administration of files and correct payments of remunerations and taxes (payroll).
  • Responsible for proper documentation and maintenance of orderly files on all relevant business operations of the organization.
  • Responsible for the aggregation and providing relevant financial data, budget information, and other requests required by various grant application processes.

Candidate requirements


  • Professional proficiency in English (written and oral) is required.
  • Professional proficiency of Arabic (written and oral) is required.
  • A degree in business administration with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in finance management.
  • Must be legally able to work in the Palestinian Territories.
  • Must be reliable, trustworthy, and dedicated to proper the stewardship of the Center’s of the finances.
  • Must be an experienced and proactive hands-on manager accustomed to working with people different backgrounds.
  • All applicants must be able to meet attendance requirements. This is a year-round position that requires full-time attendance at the Center in Ramallah, Palestine.


  • Knowledge of standard office productivity and communications software (Microsoft-Office Suite, Adobe, etc)
  • Experience working with non-profits and governmental organizations
  • Experience with Music and/or other performing arts organizations
  • This position is ideal for those candidates interested in making in difference in Palestin and working with young people who love music.

Additional comments

Please send your CV, a cover letter in English, and any salary requirements to the following

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Disclaimer: The Barenboim-Said Center for Music is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to,

and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national

origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category.

Application deadline is December 15th, 2019


How to apply

Please send your CV, a cover letter in English, and any salary requirements to the following

e-mail address:

Application deadline is December 15th, 2019

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2019-12-15

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