The position will be a part of the senior management team and support the Country Director by providing day to day operational leadership to guide prioritization and drive the implementation of annual and quarterly targets, as well as by preparing operationally for strategic growth and promote innovation and efficiency. The COO will oversee the management and effective integration of Operations for WWF DRC to ensure high performance, efficient operating systems, and the ability to enhance delivery of complex conservation programs and results. Application deadline: February, 12 2023.
WWF: Salonga Finance Administrator
WWF is looking for a dynamic and committed Finance Administrator to support conservation efforts. The Finance administrator of the Salonga Programme will oversee the implementation of administrative procedures and financial control of the Programme. He/she will be based at least 30% of the time in Monkoto (WWF headquarters of SNP). He /She shall be in charge of developing and harmonising administrative and financial procedures and supervise administrative and logistics staff of the Programme in collaboration with the local Human Resources Office. He/she shall be in charge of developing financial reports and supporting the budget development for funding proposals. Interested candidates should email a cover letter (with at least 3 references) and curriculum vitae, by August, 10, 2022.
Location: Monkoto (Salonga landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo)
Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension.
Technical coordination: He/she will assist in the development and harmonization of operational plans, budgets and contractual arrangements for activities under the direct responsibility of the Salonga Park Director.
Human and financial resources management: with the direct support of the Human Resources Office, the Finance Department of WWF DRC and the local Administrative Assistant(s), the Administrator will provide the technical supervision of Programme staff as well as its financial management. He will be particularly responsible for justification of expenditures, the review of financial reports, budget planning, etc., according to established procedures of financial partners and WWF. He /She will therefore ensure that budgets are approved by the Park Director and expenditures justified before sending them to the accounting unit.
He /She will assist the “Finance, Administration and HR Department” of the SNP so that it can produce, respecting established management procedures, the Park’s annual financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, detailed explanatory annexes) in a condition to be audited annually by an internationally accredited auditing firm.
He /She will work closely with ICCN and WWF Kinshasa based accounting teams to integrate the ORACLE accounting principles in the practices of Salonga accounting in full respect of SAGE software. The Salonga Administrator will also closely collaborate with WWF colleagues in national offices in Germany, the US etc.
He /She will ensure financial reports to donors are of high quality, are reconciled with the Salonga general ledger, and are respectful of donor’s templates and regulations. He /She will also lead the cash flow in Monkoto.
Strengthening partnerships: The Finance administrator will support the Park Director, Park Manager and the Development Rural Programme Manager in the structuring of a strategic partnership with ICCN and other partners in order to operationalize the co-management structure leading to a high-quality management of the SNP. This will mainly include: the development of partnership agreements with ICCN and other partners; supporting the development of a Foundation (statutes, structure of entities; establishment of committees etc.); supporting the preparation of descriptions for key financial/administrative positions and the respective capacity-building for the SNP management unit; support the implementation of the operational plan of the SNP; etc.
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