Fresher Finance and Administration Assistant NGO Job Careers – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Organization: African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) 
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director
About US:
The African Wildlife
Foundation, is the leading international conservation organization focused
exclusively on Africa’s wildlife and wild lands. AWF’s programs and
conservation strategies are designed to protect the wildlife and wild lands of
Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa’s people.
Job Summary:  The Finance and Administration Assistant will
provide Financial and Administrative services to the AWF Uganda office. The
successful candidate reports to and works closely with the Finance and Administration
Officer and the AWF headquarters Finance team. This position will report to the
Country Director, Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Support
the Finance and Administration Officer in daily, real-time entry of program
financial data. Managing program accounting data in financial system (serenic)
·       
Maintain
office petty cash and expense trail for timely monthly report generation to
ensure monthly close deadlines are adhered to
·       
Organize
program logistics such as travel arrangements, workshops and seminars.
·       
Develop
relationships with local hotels and other facilities to ensure the best
possible price and venues for AWF activities
·       
In
liaison with the supervisor and AWF HQ procurement team, support management and
negotiation of program procurements, ensuring compliance with organizational
policies and procedures
·       
Maintain
vendor records, ensure proper delivery of goods, and negotiate favorable terms
and conditions for the program
·       
Follow-up
on invoices for payment with vendors for timely month close payment
·       
Receive
and process staff travel advances in consultations with the AWF Country
Director and follow up on reconciliations
·       
Review
staff travel advance reports before input in AWF Accounting system
·       
Provide
information and contact for AWF general enquiries about its operations and
process queries that are beyond the capability of the office assistant and
assist in arranging meetings within office premises
·       
Provide
support in day-to-day front office management
·       
Any
other relevant duties assigned by Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the African Wildlife Foundation Finance and Administration
Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business
Administration , Accounting or related
·       
Book
keeping qualification, CPA qualification preferred
·       
Office
Administration (logistics and procurement)
·       
At least
1-2 years working experience in areas of accounting and office administration
·       
Office
Administration (logistics and procurement)
·       
Proficiency
in the use of computers, especially Microsoft Excel and word and accounting
data bases
·       
Familiarization
with government regulations (Income tax, VAT and duty requirements
·       
Proactive
nature of problem solving
·       
Self-driven
with high attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.
·       
Ability
to manage multiple tasks and prioritization
·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills
·       
Excellent
verbal and written communication skills
·       
Excellent
organizational aptitude and coordinating ability
·       
Ability
to assess and react appropriately to changing circumstances
·       
Ability
to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
·       
Ability
to take initiative and to work independently with minimal supervision
·       
Willingness
to travel, sometimes to remote areas
·       
Must be
flexible, culturally sensitive, and exude a “team” attitude
·       
Strong
interest in and understanding of conservation
·       
Commitment
to AWF and its mission
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
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