The World Agroforestry Centre Job Vacancy: Temporary Finance Officer, Bogor - West Java

About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as ICRAF) in Southeast Asiais the region’s leading agroforestry research-in-development organization which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

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

About the position
The Officer is responsible for the financial management of grants from inception to completion and close-out. The incumbent will ensure proper financial management, accountability, planning, and reporting in alignment with ICRAF policies and procedures, the goals of the grant and the provisions of the grant agreement. The officer will provide detailed financial analysis, help strengthen reporting systems and process development, training and support.

The applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of local organizations and sub grantees in areas of grant compliance, financial reporting, and accountability. Coaching, advising, and enforcement are essential functions of this position. The applicant will provide detailed financial analysis, reporting, system and process development, training and support to international program funding.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Financial Management
  • At least 5 years of accounting and grants management experience
  • At least 2 year experience managing staff
  • Excellent command of Excel
  • Strong background in financial management systems
  • Experience in using Agresso Financial system is advantage
Personal Competencies

  • Service-oriented
  • Good written and oral English proficiency
  • Initiative,coordination and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates a good attitude in customer service orientation
  • Knowledge of business; experience in all aspects of donor cycle
  • MSoffice: excel, word, access, power point, project manager
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff across a multi-cultural, multi-layer,  multi-discipline organization
  • Ability to network and maintain close communication with peers and colleagues in similar or related types of jobs in other Centre or similar organizations
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in banking and financial services setting
  • Possess a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to various situations
Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is a temporary position and will initially be for a period of 6 months, renewable subject to assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply
Applications for the position must include:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations.
  • Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of threere ferees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit,World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via email: and should indicate “Application for Temporary Finance Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until 5 January 2018or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.  Please note that only short-listed applicantsmeeting the above requirements will be contacted.