Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant - Albania



Westminster Foundation for Democracy WFD is looking for an experienced Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant (PAFA) based in Tirana, Albania to support the implementation of  WFD’s parliamentary strengthening programmes. 


Contract length: February 2021 - June 2021 (with the possibility of extension subject to funding)


Contract type: Full-time - Fixed Term Contract for Service



Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant (PAFA)

The Programme Administrator and Finance Assistant based in Tirana, Albania will assist in the implementation of WFD’s Western Balkans Democracy Initiative. This regional CSSF funded programme focuses on three components of work: 

  • Strengthening Political Parties
  • Strengthening Parliamentary Practice
  • Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Culture

The PAFA plays a critical role in assisting the Country Representative, working closely with the head office in London and our stakeholders, in the management of financial and administrative procedures for programmes.

In addition to taking responsibility for the financial management of programmes, general administrative and office management, the PAFA will assist with the logistic arrangements. 


The core skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • At least 2 years financial management and budgetary experience
  • Advanced Excel with extensive use of SAGE and/or other accounting software packages
  • Strong communication relationship management skills with staff and a range of donors
  • Excellent levels of spoken and written Albanian and English 
  • First degree or similar, in a relevant discipline e.g. Business, Finance or Administration.


For more information, please download the JOB DESCRIPTON


This is a locally based field role; applicants must be eligible to work in the relevant location.


The Programme

WFD is implementing a CSSF funded programme that operates in five countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Northern Macedonia and is coordinated through a regional Western Balkans office based in Belgrade. In Albania, WFD works to strengthen democracy by focusing on consolidating the democratization process of political parties, promoting democratic parliamentary practices and strengthening other important actors in the country. WFD encourages and supports peer-to-peer learning between political parties, parliaments, MPs, and parliamentary staff, as well as one-on-one mentoring, meetings, national workshops, regional seminars, and international conferences. 


WFD’s Competency and Skills Framework

WFD’s competency and skills framework describes the behaviours required for each position. This position provides a support function within the organisation, candidates applying for this position will be assessed at interview against the competencies relevant for a Support Level position. For more information about the WFD’s Competency and Skills Framework please visit


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis therefore this position may close before the closing date 22nd January 2021