Fresher Financial and Administration Officer Job Placements – International Crane Foundation (ICF)

Job Title:  Financial
and Administration Officer

Organization:  International Crane Foundation (ICF)

Duty Station:

Reports to: Regional

About US:

The International
Crane Foundation (ICF) has recently registered as a local entity in

Uganda. As part of a
partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust on the African

Crane Conservation
Programme (ACCP), we aim to have stable wild populations of the four threatened
crane species, resident to sub-Saharan Africa (Wattled, Blue, Grey Crowned, and
Black Crowned Cranes).

Job Summary: The Financial
and Administrative Officer will be responsible
for the financial management, travel planning and the fulfillment of administration
requirements for the office and for our field-based projects across the East African
region. They will work in very close collaboration with our ICF/EWT Partnership’s
support staff and with the financial, governance and administrative staff at
both the ICF headquarters in the USA and the EWT headquarters in South Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Financial management of the East African regional
hub which will include assistance with the development of budgets and overall
financial management and evaluation.

·       Compilation and submission of all monthly
financial reports to the ICF/ EWT Partnership and donor related financial

·        Procurement of assets, equipment and services.

·       Maintenance of personnel files, communications
with the payroll vendorand staff related paperwork.

·       General administration of the ICF office and
support provided to the fieldprojects across the regional hub.

·       Maintenance of the asset register and associated

·       Good record keeping compliant with ICF’s
Accounting Policies and Procedures.

·       Management of travel arrangements for all
staff in the region.

·       Management of workshops / meetings hosted or
organised by the ICF / EWT Partnership in the region.

·       Minute taking at relevant meetings.

·       Regular communication and liaison with all staff
in the region and with the relevant people across the ICF/EWT Partnership.

·       All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a  bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or Business
Administration with a major in financial management or an associated qualification.

·       At least 2 years’ experience working with an
International NGO in a similar position.

·       An understanding or proficiency in Pastel or
a similar accounting package would be an advantage.

·       Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programmes,
including at least Word and Excel.

·       Experience with office equipment and general

·       Experience with travel planning and workshop
/ meeting organisation would be an advantage.

·       Good command of oral and written English.

·       Strong interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to maintain confidential information.

·       Good time management skills.

·       Ability to travel regionally and internationally,
spending time in other countries in Africa.

Physical Abilities and Work


The physical
abilities and work environment listed below are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

Physical Abilities:

·       Ability to walk and/or remain standing for
long periods of time.

·       Ability to lift or move up to 10 kg; occasionally
reaching, stopping or kneeling.

·       Ability to use hands and fingers to type.

·       Ability to talk and hear.

Work Environment:

·       Office environment with a comfortable office
climate and limited noise.

·       Frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

·       The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate.

·       Travel within the region will be required, often
in remote areas with limited comfort.

How to Apply:

All Qualified
candidates should submit a two page CV, a daytime telephone contact, email address,
names and addresses of three referees and a cover letter explaining how their
experience will contribute to the requirements of the position. All applications
should be sent to: icfjobs@

Please put Uganda in
the subject line.

Deadline: 13th March 2020

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