BirdLife International recruits 01 Finance Officer
BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of
Finance Officer. The main responsibility will be to ensure effective financial management in the BirdLife West
Africa Sub Regional Office in Dakar, as well as provide finance support to Partners in the PRCM Region.
1. Support financial management
o Prepare monthly accounts for Dakar office and ensure their timely submission after review by the
Head of West Africa Sub-Regional Office to the Finance coordinator.
o Ensure effective and efficient filing of finance documents in compliance with donor contracts and
o Preparation of financial information, retrieving, photocopying & filing documents during audits.
o Assist with employee expense reports, checking for receipts and reconciliation of the same.
o Preparation of monthly bank and inter-branch reconciliation
o Prepare donor financial report and project progress reports to senior management and technical
o Processing of payments on time including salaries and benefits to staff.
o Contribute to the preparation of quarterly budgets for cash flow requests.
o Ensure that procurement procedures are adhered to.
o Ensure financial rules and regulations are followed by staff, giving appropriate explanations and
suggesting remedial or alternative action as appropriate.
o Verify availability of funds and provide financial clearance on requests/documents within
o Ensure deduction of taxes and other requisite benefits and payment made to the relevant
government departments on time.
2. Fundraising/Grant Disbursements
o Supporting calls for proposals and review of grant applications.
o Contracting and disbursing grants.
o Reviewing grantees’ financial report.
Any other Duties as assigned by the Finance Coordinator.
Required skills, experience and qualifications:
A degree in business administration, finance or professional accounting certification, ACCA, CPA
Significant experience in applying administrative and financial procedures through progressive work
in finance and accounting activities
An excellent knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and good computer literacy in all standard Microsoft
Office applications and social media
Good knowledge of financial and programme management principles and practices
Oral and written fluency in French and English
High motivation and desire to achieve, excellent attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
The ability to work to high standards within tight deadlines
Team worker. Ability to work in a multicultural team.
Experience in world class finance and accounting system and Senegalese laws and regulations
Flexibility and ability to work independently
Master’s degree is an added advantage
Willingness to travel at short notice when required (but not much travel foreseen)
Application deadline: 18 Septembre 2020
The position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.
Salary & benefits:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International, Africa
Division terms and conditions.
Gross monthly salary: USD 1500 – 1800
Length/duration of this position: 1 year (renewable)
Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
Date when the job expected to start: 1 Oct 2020
Applications, including a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV
and names and contact addresses of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity, should
be sent via email before the deadline to: email@example.com
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.