Associate, Finance & Administration East and Southern Africa
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit
Position summary:

The Associate Finance & Administration (F&A), East and Southern Africa is a key member of the Regions and Support Units (Accounting, Finance, Global Internal Compliance, HR and IT). The Associate F&A will manage the day-to-day business administration, logistical support and human resources support for East and Southern Africa.



In close collaboration with Accounting Manager and Finance Manager:

  • Support in the annual budgeting process;
  • Support the review, approval and payment process of invoices and expenses;
  • Ensure cashflows to enable all planned activities;
  • Review the monthly transactions posted in the main financial system, and propose any reclasses where necessary;
  • Ensure payment, filing and compliance of all statutory requirements;
  • Ensure hardcopy and digital archiving of all accounting and financial documents compliant with national and organizational rules;
  • Ensure proper tracking and justification of advances to staff;
  • Monitor all the bank transactions and prepare monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Organize and support country statutory annual audits in line with national and organizational requirements;
  • Support audits, projects and annual, within the respective countries;
  • Support projects’ budgeting, esp. on costing schedules, within the respective countries;
  • Support monitoring of sub-grantees financials and capacity building where necessary;
  • Support monitoring of the projects’ financial performance.
    Human resources

In close collaboration with HR Business Partner:

  • Manage payroll, payroll changes, employee benefits and statutory deductions;
  • Assist in recruitment, onboarding, offboarding and disciplinary and grievance processes;
  • Prepare staff contracts and manage timely contract renewals;
  • Ensure compliance with Rainforest Alliance HR policies and procedures and compliance with national law;
  • Ensure compliance with organizational HR procedures and national law;
  • Manage secondary staff benefits (insurance and others);
  • Support management and HR BP in HR related activities;
  • Manage and monitor staff leave;
  • Manages staff files;
  • Keeps overview of leave entitlements, requests and balances.

In close collaboration with Global Compliance Manager:

  • Support compliance of RA policies and procedures in country;
  • Review/prepare contracts and ensure their archiving in the salesforce platform;
  • Ensure branch/subsidiaries meet all compliance requirements and ensure procurement and national contracts meets all RA and donor requirements.
    Office management and IT support

In close collaboration with Director East Africa:

  • Manage office facilities (rent, equipment, internet, phone, security, maintenance);
  • Act as IT contact person and support solving IT issues.
    Logistics and other
  • Provide organizational and logistical support for workshops, events, meetings and trips;
  • Support the drafting of country manual, internal regulations and other country specific rules and regulations;
  • Support translations of documents as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree/professional qualification in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional experience with book-keeping and contractual management; human resources administration experience required;
  • Excellent computer, communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Able to navigate competing demands on time with a proactive and positive outlook;
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English;
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially;
  • Experience in a global work environment and/or international non-profit organization preferred
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% per year in the field, nationally.

Commensurate with experience.


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