Finance and Administrative Assistant, Assistante financière et administrative, Yaoundé, IUCN

Finance and Administrative Assistant, Assistante financière et administrative, Yaoundé, IUCN

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Finance and Administrative Assistant

Vacancy #:           6054

Unit:      TRAFFIC Central Africa

Organisation:     TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)

Location:             TRAFFIC – Central Africa, Yaounde, Cameroon

Reporting to:      Finance Officer

Work percentage:            100%

Grade:  A3

Expected start date:        01 July 2022

Type of contract:              Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)

Closing date:      06 July 2022

BACKGROUND

TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. TRAFFIC Central Africa office is looking for a finance assistant to be based in TRAFFIC Central Africa office in Yaounde, Cameroon.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Characteristic Duties

TRAFFIC is looking for Finance and Administrative Assistant to be based in Yaounde whose mission will be to support the development of TRAFFIC’s activities in Yaounde. The successful candidate will provide Accounting and financial support

for the implementation of the Central African Programme.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Finance and Administrative Assistant will assist in some finance and administrative aspects required in the implementation of the Central African Programme, including Budget Planning and Monitoring ; Accounting and Treasury management; Documents filing, Financial reporting, payment tracking, and preparation and follow-up of audits, among other tasks.

The Account Assistant will among many other tasks perform the following:

1.Monitor monthly and quarterly expenses incurred by the Programme Office.

2.Regularly update financial planning to ensure the proper use of funds in a timely manner.

3.Assist in the preparation of end-of-project audits by ensuring that all supporting documents are available and easily accessible.

4.Develop and track all advance requests, claims and submit them to TRAFFIC’s Finance Officer for processing in SAGE.

5.Attend project events and meetings to provide administrative and logistical support, as required.

6.Participates in the budgeting process and ensures that operational plans are consistent with the approved budgets.

7.Processes Payment Vouchers and Journal Vouchers on time and in accordance with the Financial Procedures and Policy Manual.

8.Encodes accrual accounting entries in accordance with the accrual accounting plan of action.

9.Records all documents sent out of Finance Department to the appropriate ledger for traceability.

10.Facilitates all payments in the field during various activities (training, workshops, etc).

11.Analysis and reconciles project expenditures Vs budget accurately and on time.

12.Files all Disbursement Vouchers/Journal Vouchers systematically no later than the following month, with all supporting documents.

13.Prepare and submit donor financial reports on time as per the agreement with donors/s, in collaboration with the Project Managers and Finance Officer.

14.Prepare and submit monthly cash reconciliation of the bank account;

15.Perform others tasks assigned by the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in management, administration, finance, accounting or related field.

At least three years of experience in the administrative and financial field, preferably in the implementation of development projects related to international cooperation.

A good understanding of accounting principles and experience working with accounting software would be desirable.

Familiarity with SAGE/ACCPAC will be considered an asset.

Highly motivated and results-oriented person.

Strong writing skills, attention to detail.

Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and execute tasks as needed, ability to work independently with remote supervision, and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Excellent command of IT tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills and good team spirit.

Verbal and written fluency in English and French is essential. Fluency in English will be considered a major asset.

Any proven experience or interest in the field of nature conservation will be considered an asset.

Ability to work in an international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary team.

Flexibility and occasional availability outside working hours due to the necessary coordination with teams based in other time zones.

Possible availability to travel within the country, if necessary.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

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