Wednesday, July 19, 2017


The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centrefor Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institutionwhich generates science-based knowledge about the complex role which trees playin agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s workto bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems,researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing newtechnologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security andecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and researchis conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We aresupported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:

About the position

This Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Finance and Corporate Services Managerwill manage and lead the finance, contracting and procurement functions,ensuring effective processes, procedures and controls are in place and in-linewith internal policies and professional standards. Under the leadership of the Regional Coordinator the incumbent willensure the delivery of Finance and Corporate services in the Indonesia CountryOffice, directly, and in the Country Offices within the SEA region, byindirectly supervising and coordinating with the appropriate Country Administrators.Key tasks of the incumbent will cover:

1.   Implement and ensure internal controls and monitoring

2.    Lead and supervise country finance officers in every aspect ofoperations related to finance/accounting and reporting

3.   Budgeting and reporting (donors and centre-wide)

4.    Contracting and corporate aspects of projectmanagement

5.    Procurement and asset management

The Southeast Asia Regional Office has3 country offices: Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and operates alsoin Myanmar, Thailand as well as in neighbouring countries in SEA. ICRAF Southeast Asia has a total of 109 regularstaff (supported by experts and consultants hired for specific skills). TheIndonesia Country Program employs or hosts 77 out of the 109 staff, composed of50 or so scientific staff with the remainder providing support in finance,human resources, project and general administration, communications, IT andgeneral services. The region typically runs 18-20 projects at one time, with atotal grant value of USD 30 million.

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§  A Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Business Administration/Management.

§  Membership in a local or international Public Institute of CertifiedPublic Accountants is desirable

§  Must display experience and expertise in managing support servicesunits

§  Financial management training is essential.

§ In lieu of a Masters’ Degree, should have more than fifteen (15) yearsof relevant working experience in accounting and financial management

§ Extensive supervisory experience, witha more than ten (10) years’ experience working within a multi-cultural, multi-lingualenvironment in a multinational corporation or an international organization.

§  Experienceand ability to conduct both formal and on the job training, and foster thecareer development goals of staff

§  Nationalof one of the Southeast Asia countries

§  Anexcellent command of English, spoken and written is required

Personal Competencies

§  Strong team player and ability to work with diverse individuals andorganizations.

§  High-levelskills and knowledge in area of responsibility.

§  Provenability to network with peers in the region/countries and similar non-profitorganizations across the region, to access best practices related to financialmanagement, accounting and internal controls

§  Provenexperience dealing with donor requirements on financial reporting

§  Provenability to review, write and articulate policies and processes for Finance thatcan be applied in ICRAF, not only within the region, but globally, across thewhole Center

§  Provenability to lead training, mentoring and learning programs, and other relatedactivities

§  Provenability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines.

§  Demonstratedability to maintain a high degree of independence, objectivity and integrity inall aspects of personal and work activities/relationships.

§ Generatescreative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations

Terms of offer

The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer andoffers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe thatstaff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualifiedwomen. This is a regionally-recruited position and will be for an initialperiod of two (2) years, renewable subject to a five (5) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continuedrelevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

-       A coverletter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listedrequirements and salary expectations

-       Detailcurriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, includingtelephone, fax numbers and email addresses.

Allcorrespondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, WorldAgroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via

Applications will be considered until 18 August 2017 or until a suitablecandidate is identified and selected. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the aboverequirements will be contacted.

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