Finance and Administrative Analyst

Finance and Administrative Analyst The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Finance & Administration Analyst for Cameroon. The position will be recruited and hosted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Cameroon on behalf of CIP. The Position: The Finance and Administration Analyst will be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and report to the Regional Finance Manager. This position will assist in providing Finance and Administrative support for the implementation of a GIZ- funded agricultural project in Cameroon. Key responsibilities: Finance Oversee the financial operations of the country office and ensure timely delivery of financial reports, including cash and bank management, payroll, ledgers and other aspects of the country’s financial management. Responsible for entering financial information, timely month end close, and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the organization. Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Liaise with the Projects Finance Specialists in the monitoring and review of partners reports. Manage financial controls, analyze office and project budgets, and make recommendations on budget expenditures. Monitor the expenditures to ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year. Support the Country Manager and Project Managers, in coordination with the Project Finance Specialist, with project budget monitoring and review. Ensure that all financial reporting is completed on time. Oversee the country statutory annual audits. Administration Responsible for the administration of insurances, contracting and administrating services in according to the Center’s standards and policies. Responsible for country legal and statutory compliance. Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements. Manage fixed assets of the Center, review and support the preparation of inventories. Responsible for procurement of goods and services. Responsible for the coordination of IT issues with headquarters, serving as IT Key user. People and Organizational Development (POD) In coordination with HQ, advice and support staff and managers on all aspects of employee relations (from Recruitment to Departure) and help them to interpret and apply HR policies and practices in day to day work. Be accountable for the compliance of the National and International Health & Safety laws, regulations and standards. Oversees payroll administration and maintain detailed records and documentation of payroll functions for audit purposes, in accordance with legal requirements Prepare reports and provide recommendations to monitor significant trends (i.e. Inflation), emerging opportunities and challenges in the areas of responsibility. Grants & Contracts Coordinate with the Grants and Contracts (G&C) team contracts related actions. This will require follow up on project management related activities such as signature and agreements or reporting on need basis. Liaise with the G&C office to monitor deliverables reporting for grants applicable to the operations in the Country. Selection Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in in Accounting, Financial Management or related field. Proficient in MS Office, especially in Excel. Accounting software packages (ERP preferable). At least 2 years of professional experience performing similar functions, preferably in an environment of international organizations or NGOs. Experience in management and administration of annual budgets, handling payroll and taxes; Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English Why should you consider this opportunity? CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members. What are the conditions? The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Cameroon Nationals and permanent residents only. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3-month probation period) and the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. How to apply: Visit the following link: and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on January 25, 2019 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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