Finance Assistant “FishLib Project” Gbarnga–Liberia

Descriptif :

The project « Enhancing smallholder fish farming through agro-ecological intensification and integration into inclusive commercial value chain in Liberia » (FishLib Project), funded by the European Union, started in december 2019 for 4 years and will be carried out by APDRA and Catalyst in the counties of Bong, Lofa and Nimba. It includes three components:

  1. Support to fish farming development through small holders farmers and SMEs’, awareness raising and training
  2. Structuration of farmed fish value chain through skills consolidation and communication among stakeholders
  3. Improve communication and partnership between governments, the private sector and the civil society in order to develop fish farming upon inclusive and sustainable principles

This project is the continuation of a project carried out from 2010 to 2013 in the same counties. It focuses specially on strengthening fish farmers’ capacities in terms of fish management while supporting new fish farming applicants. A special attention is given to the improvement of agroecological techniques, both in terms of planning and fish production cycles’ management.

Mission :

The position is based in Gbarnga, Bong County. The city of Gbarnga is located 3 hours away by car from Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

The duties and responsibilities of the Finance Assistant will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Coordinate the finances of the project in 3 offices (1 main and 2 sub offices)
  • Guarantee the implementation and use of finance management tools
  • Check the effectiveness of the necessary information for the validity of the receipts and invoices
  • Ensure that all the project’s purchases follow the donors’ procedures
  • Assist the work of Catalyst financial records in the heading of expenses
  • Preparation of budget follow-up with analytical codifications
  • Prior completion of cash requests to be validated by Finance Manager and Project Manager
  • Preparation of payrolls, payslips, tax declarations.

Referents

This position is placed under the hierarchical responsibility of FishLib’s Administrative and Financial Manager. The Finance Assistant will also work in close collaboration with the Project Manager and the administrative team and will develop functional links with them. He/She will be in charge of the compilation of the financial records of the FishLib project and any other projects implemented by APDRA in Liberia. He will ensure the compliance of the finance operations with national legislation, donors’ agreements and internal procedures of APDRA.

Profil du candidat

Formation :

Bachelor Degree in accounting, audit, finance and/or management control

 

Expérience :

  • A 6-month successful professional experience in accounting, audit, finance and/or management control.
  • Experience in development projects will be considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of the EU financial guidelines for grants will be considered as an asset.

Langues :

English and French speaker

Qualités requises :

  • Good knowledge of Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc…)
  • Timeliness and quality of financial deliverables (Budget follow-up)
  • Compliance with established procedures and programs.
  • Management, leadership and communication skills within a team of more than 40 people,
  • Relationship management and ability to work with the project implementing partners

Autres :

  • 2-year contract of Volunteer for International Solidarity (VIS)
  • Based in Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia.
  • Expected start date: Beginning of July 2022, with an initial volunteer training of 2 days in Paris (Guilde training)
  • Fixed monthly compensation of 900 euros + return ticket. The volunteer will be hosted in the project’s guest house.

Conditions :

Pour postuler :

Send CV + ML to the following address: recrutement@apdra.org

Please carefully add as object line of your email and as titles for your documents: Surname-Name_FishLib-VSI-2022

Closing date for sending applications: 2022/06/15


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