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Administrative and Finance Officer

Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is looking for an organised, proactive and rigorous Administrative and Finance Officer for its growing team in Ghana.

With an experience in bookkeeping and management of operations, and a deep knowledge of the administrative procedures in Ghana, ideally applied to the NGO sector, the Administrative and Finance Officer will work closely with the Ghana Country Coordinator, and the Finance and Office Manager based in the UK.

About EJF

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK-based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights. EJF’s work focuses on protecting the world’s seas and oceans by investigating and exposing illegal ‘pirate’ fishing and exploitation in the seafood industry. We train local people and communities in the latest video technologies, research and advocacy skills, enabling them to investigate, expose and combat local threats to wildlife and wild places, and the people who live alongside them.

About the project

EJF aims to build greater environmental sustainability and social equity in Ghana’s fishing sector, by reducing illegal fishing, building local capacity towards securing legal, sustainable fisheries and to promote the implementation of the FAO voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure (VGGT) in the content of national food security. EJF aims to promote food security and improved livelihoods of fishers and families by reducing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in Ghana’s Inshore Exclusion Zone (IEZ) and promoting participatory co-management of fisheries.

Overall role of Administrative and finance officer:

Administrative Duties
Develop and oversee a project’s equipment register, inventories and management database, to ensure a close monitoring on the use of this equipment (fuel use, spare parts, equipment and vehicle tracking…)
Ensure communication and compliance of systems developed in administrative matters at District Level.
Assist the Country Coordinator in corresponding with various agencies and persons, by preparing draft letters and arranging for their dispatch.
Assist with the internal correspondence such as office orders, minutes of meetings, memos etc.
Schedule meetings, set appointments and take care of meeting details of staff
Ensure regular maintenance of the office building and other facilities in the organization
Prepare for travel arrangement or hotel accommodation of visiting international and local staff on field visits

Financial Duties
Undertake accounting and financial reporting including proper recording of all financial transactions, cash and bank reconciliations together with monthly analysis, report of expenditures versus budget and cash flow projections, in collaboration with the Country Coordinator and in close relation with the Finance and Office Manager in the UK.,
Monitor expenditures, and use of project resources to ensure activities operate within budget.
Provide monthly or quarterly reports to management on budgetary performance of the project.
Support and consolidate the project partner organization in their financial reporting, in line with the organization and donors’ procedures
Ensure that the project comply with the procurement procedures included in the donors’ requirements
Prepare and keep proper book of all accounts (both physical and electronic) and assist for periodic financial audits.

Human resources:
Handle payroll accounts of all local staff on the project
Maintain accounts of employee annual leave, advances granted to employees, etc.
Analyze all fiscal activities and ensure that they comply with accounting and legal requirements of the Ghana project office

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

University degree in business administration, accounting or other relevant areas.

Professional experience:
A first successful professional experience in a similar position, particularly, and experience in international development project administration and finance is preferred.
A good knowledge of the Central Region context (local administration, local market and suppliers etc.), and in Cape Coast area in particular.

Required skills:
Good verbal and written communication, in particularly in English
Problem-solving oriented
Ethical, responsible, enthusiastic
Strong organization skills
Ability to lead good interpersonal interactions with different people.
Computer literate, particularly with Excel.

Contact address

How to apply

Apply by email

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 5 - 10 Years
    • Engineering
    • Central Region
    • Cape Coast
    • recruitment@ejfoundation.org
    • 16-Sept-2018
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