Job Opportunity : Finance and Administration Officer

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Organisation: Green Development and Environment Alliance (Green DEALL)

Position Title: Finance and Administration Officer

Report to Executive  : Director

Contract type and duration: Fixed term 12 months, with a 3-month probationary period and the possibility of extension subject to funding

Hours : Full time, 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 8h – 15h30, break 12h -12h30)

Location: Yaounde 5

Gross Salary 150 000 FCFA

Application Deadline : 15th February 2024

Job purpose

Provide finance and administration support to Green DEALL, a non-for-profit and research organisation tackling challenges at the intersection of development and environmental protection, including human-wildlife conflicts, climate change, land and resource degradation. The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day financial management, accounting, and administrative tasks under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Main duties

Financial Management
  • Contribute to budget planning, revision and monitoring
  • Prepare, track, and maintain registers and receipt
  • Ensure financial transactions are authorised, recorded, filed with adequate supporting documentation
  • Prepare employees’ pay slips
  • Manage suppliers and inventories (orders, delivery invoices, etc…)
  • Prepare timely and reliable financial updates, reports and statements;
  • Provide reports and information to the Director and the Treasurer as requires
  • Support the conduct of Green DEALL financial audits
  • Assist with financial policy updating and enforcement
  • Run administrative operations and errands
  • Perform digital and physical archiving of documents
  • Assist in organising meetings and drafting meeting reports
  • Assist in preparing Green DEALL activity and project reports
  • Ensure proper record keeping of programme, project and administrative activities
  • Assist staff with travel and lodging arrangements
  • Assist with administrative policy development and enforcement
  • Coordinate visa issuance and other arrangements for foreign visitors
  • Ensure proper welcome arrangements for foreign visitors
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Director
Person specifications

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration from a recognised educational institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in the above areas with additional years of relevant experience is accepted
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Finance and Administration
  • Accounting/book-keeping (experience with computerised accountancy systems would be ideal)
  • Data recording and monitoring – preferably experience with electronic data recording systems
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Accuracy in reporting detailed financial information
  • Strong computing skills and mastery of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, Teams, etc..), and handling of web-based management systems (Share Point, Microsoft team, etc.)
  • Confidence in liaising with external organisations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to manage resources in an efficient and effective way, in line with principles of accountability and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan and prioritise own workload, manage competing tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel to locally and to rural areas as required
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Proficiency in French is an added advantage
Personal qualities
  • Strong commitment to integrity, trustworthy and reliable
  • Punctual and efficient
  • Consistent and flexible – able to deal with changing and competing demands
  • Ability to think creatively and show initiative
Required documentation
  • Cover letter indicating why the candidate is suitable for the position
  • CV
  • Highest university degree
  • National Identity Card
  • Contacts of a minimum of two reference persons
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