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The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera.

We are now looking for: 

Finance Officer Palembang 

Terms and Condition
Start Date: May, 2016
Duration of Contract: One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area: The Finance Officer will be based in Palembang.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday from 09.00 am up to 05.00 pm
Reporting to: Operation Manager Palembang

Key Purpose of the Job
The Finance Officer will be responsible for the overall management of finance in Palembang office and responsible for the availability of financial data and records for all Palembang financial settlement. The Finance Officer will work closely with the Finance Manager and Grant Finance Manager of ZSL Indonesia. 

This position will focus on the UKCCU/NICFI Project in South Sumatra

The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that reduces land-based GHG emissions”.

Main Responsibilities 

People
The Finance Officer Palembang will report directly to the Operations Manager Palembang and indirectly to Sumsel Project Deputy Director.
The post holder will be responsible for managing the Finance Assistant in Palembang. 

Responsibilities
The post holder will ensure accurate recording and reporting of all financial transactions in Palembang office and that all transactions are in compliance with ZSL standard operating procedures and the contractual agreement with the UK government.

Building Relationships
The job requires continued professional internal and external interaction/ communications, both in person and via phone and email

Mental Demands
The position will require close attention to detail and therefore concentration on the work in hand – precision and accuracy being vital attributes.

Flexibility
The position will be relatively routine in terms of day-to-day tasks during office hours – however sometimes e.g. during field trips or when a workshop is being organized the next day, some flexibility in working hours may be required.
Working Conditions
This post is office based in ZSL’s office in Palembang, South Sumatra.
 

Expectations of Job Holder
  • To ensure that the policy for equality of opportunity is adhered to and promoted in all aspects of the post holder’s work.
  • To ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of the work and responsibilities attached to this post.
  • Demonstrate professionalism towards sensitive and confidential information.
  • To comply with and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.
  • To be committed to professional self-development, through participation in in-service training as necessary for the successful carrying out of the job.
  • To undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the grade of the post.
Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting 
  • Minimum 5 years’ successful experience working in similar position with an international NGO 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, financial and organizational development skills, strong coaching skills and excellent analytical and financial planning skills 
  • Strong analytical and interpretative problem solving skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong working relationship with stakeholders and the government Institutions
Knowledge
  • Sound Knowledge of Accounting process and procedure is essential. 
  • Excellent knowledge of government regulation related financial issues
Skills & Abilities
  • Computer literacy (excellent IT skills); competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other MS tools; 
  • Able to work independently without supervision but also accustomed to working in a team;
  • Good communications skills - able to express complex information in a simple and succinct manner; 
  • Self-starter, pro-active and uses initiative - can work independently and priorities own work load; 
  • Preferably a high level of written and spoken English;
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure and often to tight deadlines; including an ability to prioritize jobs; 
  • Highly motivated;
  • Willing to work at any circumstances both independently or in a group, such as in remote areas with very limited facilities;
  • Excellent in writing skills and oral communication both in Indonesian and English;
  • Able to deal with tide schedule and unscheduled tasks, and target oriented.
Application procedures
Please submit your application and curriculum vitae in English, relevant experience, past salary history, two referees not later than April 12, 2016, to indonesia@zsl.org, placing the job title in the subject line and label your CV with your name. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.