Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa: Finance and Administration Officer

Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 January, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) is a new initiative that uses litigation before national courts and the African human rights systems to advance women’s human rights and sexual rights.

The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa ("ISLA") is a new initiative that uses litigation before national courts and the African human rights systems to advance women's human rights and sexual rights. 

ISLA seeks to appoint a Finance and Administration Officer, based in Johannesburg.

The Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for providing financial and administrative oversight for the organisation, by ensuring that financial processes are carried our smoothly and that the administration in the office is kept up to date.  

Responsibilities:

Finance

  • Maintain, prepare and reconcile all records of income and expenditure and preparation of monthly and annual financial reports.  Ensure appropriate systems are in place to account for all incoming and outgoing monies;
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation reports;
  • Monitor expenditure on a monthly and qaurterely basis and inform the Director of these and provide budget comparisons and variances;
  • Assist with the preparation and monitoring of the budget in collaboration with the Finance Consultant, show actual versus budget income and expenditure;
  • Ensure effective practices within budget guidelines; 
  • Payment of accounts and banking of cash receipts in a timely manner;
  • Maintain a petty cash system and reconcile monthly;
  • Preparation of financial records for the annual Audit with the assistance of the Financial Consultant and the Director;
  • Assist the Director and the Finance Consultant with maintaining an up to date record of transactions within the ledger;
  • Supervision of daily payments and receipts;
  • Managing the financial aspects of special projects affecting the organisation;
  • Preparation and management of ongoing maintenance requirements including warranties and insurance; 
  • Maintain the Financial Policy and Procedures Manual on a continual basis. 

Administrative

  • General office administration including: filinf for area of work, ordering and maintaining office supplies, maintenance of office equipment. e.g. photocopier, printer, telephone system and others; 
  • Participate in ongoing professional team supervision and training; 
  • Pariticipate in general organisational duties including: answering phones, mail duties, etc; 
  • Perform other duties as required and broadly consistent with the role of Finance and Administration Officer.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred;
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for the degree when the experiences are closely related to the duties of the job;
  • Minimum of three years experience overseeing financial and administrative processes within a non-profit;
  • Excellent written and oral communication; 
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy and data tracking skills; 
  • Ability to learn quickly and succeed in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) and basic web browser searches. 

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be competitive, commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter, three professional references, stating full name of referees, email addresses and contact telephone numbers to sibongile@the-isla.org.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For more about the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, refer to http://the-isla.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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Location: 
Johannesburg

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