Administration and Finance Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society

Position: Administration and Finance Officer, Coastal Resources Management Program, Equatorial Guinea

Reports to: Director, Coastal Natural Resources Management Program, Equatorial Guinea
Coordinates with: Administrative staff, Marine Program

The Administration and Finance Officer is a full-time position, based in the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

Key duties include:

  • Set up and administer a financial management system to ensure that the program funds are administered based on WCS practices and policies.
  • Ensure that financial information flows smoothly between the program and the Global Services Center of WCS/NY.
  • Install and manage WCS accounting software.
  • Elaborate appropriate administrative policies for managing purchasing, inventory, vehicle use, and other matters.
  • Support the INDEFOR-AP administrator in the management of subgrants to ensure compliance with WCS financial management practices and policies.
  • Support INDEFOR-AP to define and implement measures to strengthen its ability to manage financial resources according to international standards of efficiency and transparency.
  • Train the Administrative Assistant to assume greater responsibility for program management.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years experience with leadership responsibility in administration and financial management of an internationally funded conservation and/or development program, with an annual budget of at least US $500,000.
  • Academic degrees in business administration and accounting Ability to carry out professional responsibilities in English and Spanish

Desirable qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience in establishing program administration and financial management systems for start-up activities, where policies and procedures have not already been established
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting internal and external financial audits Functional ability in French, in addition to Spanish and English.

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to marineprogram@wcs.org and also apply online here.

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