Grant and Operations Manager, Liberia
Fauna & Flora International
Salary: USD 40,000 – USD 45,000
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Duration: 31 January 2020 – potential to extend subject to funding
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.
FFI is seeking the new position of Grant and Operations Manager to oversee financial and compliance management and administration aspects of the West Africa Programme with a specific focus on two large grants under the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA-BiCC) programme, whose overall goal is to improve conservation and climate-resilient, low-emission growth across West Africa. These grants support conservation activities in two initiatives in the a) Taï-Grebo-Krahn-Sapo Transboundary Forest Landscape between Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire and b) the Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi-Foya (ZWWF) Transboundary Forest Landscape between Guinea and Liberia.
The goals of these conservation initiatives are, along with various partners and stakeholders, to promote innovative collaborative management of the two landscapes that strengthens forest conservation, ensures connectivity between sites, enhances forest governance, improves the livelihoods of the people within the landscape and empowers local stakeholders to effectively manage their resources.
This growth in FFI’s Liberia and Guinea programmes provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to drive the programme’s grant, operational and financial management in a professional way to support effective delivery of FFI’s conservation projects. Working closely with the Liberia Programme Country and Operations Manager and the wider technical, financial and administrative teams, the successful candidate will oversee the effective operations, finances and grant management of both WA-BiCC grants along with FFI’s other portfolio of funded work. The role is primarily focused on operational and financial management of the WA-BiCC portfolio, yet approximately 20% of the Grant and Operations Manager’s time will be spent on supporting the project operations, logistics and finances across the wider programme.
You will have a strong track record and experience in operational and financial management, including detailed knowledge of funder and legal compliance, financial reporting, staff management and mentoring and logistics. Knowledge of statutory and regulatory frameworks in Liberia and Guinea will be beneficial. You will possess a strong background in financial and grant compliance and management, have experience of an NGO environment and demonstrate commitment to FFI’s mission, vision and organisational values.
Final appointment will be subject to final confirmation of funding for the position.
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 11 March 2018.
About Fauna & Flora International
FFI is seeking the new position of Grant and Operations Manager to oversee financial and compliance management and administration aspects of the West Africa Programme