About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as ICRAF) in Southeast Asia isthe region’s leading agroforestry research-in-development organization whichgenerates science-based knowledge about thecomplex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. Aspart of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty andenvironmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration withpartners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendationsfor increased food security and ecosystem health.
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and researchis conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We aresupported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
To learn more about our organization, pleasevisit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org
About the position
The Officer is responsible for thefinancial management of grants from start-up through close-out. The incumbentwill ensure proper financial management, accountability, planning, andreporting in alignment with ICRAF policies and procedures, the goals of thegrant and the provisions of the grant agreement. The officer will providedetailed financial analysis, help strengthen reporting systems and processdevelopment, training and support.
The applicant must demonstrate strongexperience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of localorganizations and sub grantees in areas of grant compliance, financialreporting, and accountability. Coaching, advising, and enforcement areessential functions of this position. The applicant will provide detailedfinancial analysis, reporting, system and process development, training andsupport to international program funding.
For a detailed Job Description please find the TOR attached.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Financial Management
· At least 5 years of accountingand grants management experience
· At least 2 year experiencemanaging staff
· Excellent command of Excel
· Strong background in financialmanagement systems
· Experience in using AgressoFinancial system is advantage
§ Goodwritten and oral English proficiency
§ Initiative,coordination and organizational skills
§ Demonstratesa good attitude in customer service orientation
§ Knowledgeof business; experience in all aspects of donor cycle
§ MSoffice: excel, word, access, power point, project manager
§ Abilityto work with all levels of staff across a multi-cultural, multi-layer, multi-discipline organization
§ Abilityto network and maintain close communication with peers and colleagues insimilar or related types of jobs in other Centre or similar organizations
§ Possessa high level of interpersonal and communication skills
§ Experiencein banking and financial services setting
§ Possessa high degree of flexibility and adaptability to various situations
Terms of offer
The WorldAgroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial andgender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotesexcellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is anational position and will be for a period of 3 (three) years, renewable subject to 3 (three) months’probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of theposition and availability of resources.
How to apply
Applications for the position must include:
– A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position againstthe listed requirements and salary expectations.
– Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of threereferees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit,World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via email: [email protected] and should indicate “Applicationfor Financial Reporting and Grants Officer” on their application lettersand email submissions.
Applications will be considered until 9 September 2016or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. Please note that only short-listed applicantsmeeting the above requirements will be contacted.