RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

Assistant Finance and Administration Officer

RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

Assistant Finance and Administration Officer

At RECOFTC, we believe in a future where people live equitably and sustainably  in and beside healthy, resilient forests. We take a long-term, landscape-based  and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and  resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender  equity. We are the only non-profit organization of our kind in Asia and the  Pacific. We have more than 30 years of experience working with people and  forests, and have built trusting relationships with partners at all levels. Our  influence and partnerships extend from multilateral institutions to governments,  private sector and local communities. Our innovations, knowledge and initiatives  enable countries to foster good forest governance, mitigate and adapt to climate  change, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

RECOFTC is implementing its program in Nepal through its local entity- Center for People and Forests (CPF)- RECOFTC Nepal. RECOFTC Nepal is inviting applicants for the position of Assistant Finance and Administration Officer (AFAO). The overall responsibility of AFAO is to manage the Administration and Finance Unit at CPF and take a lead responsibility in handling all financial transactions and documentation related to Admin and Finance Unit at CPF. The successful applicant will be  based in the RECOFTC Nepal office in Lalitpur, Nepal. The contract duration is for 12 months with a possibility of  extension subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. 

At RECOFTC, we believe in a future where people live equitably and sustainably  in and beside healthy, resilient forests. We take a long-term, landscape-based  and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and  resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender  equity. We are the only non-profit organization of our kind in Asia and the  Pacific. We have …

Assistant Finance and Administration Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Accounting / Finance
Job Level : Top Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Oct. 14, 2021 23:55 (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : Less than or equals to 1 year
Professional Skill Required : Word Financial Reporting Tally Excel
Other Specification

Qualification and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Business Studies , Business Management or related field from a recognized university;
  • ­S/he should have good oral and written English proficiency;
  • ­Computer operating skills including word, excel, and some information technology are mandatory;
  • At least one year experience in managing financial transactions in any company. (Competent freshers will also be considered for the position with less than one year experience)
  • ­Proficient in using ‘Tally’ software to record all financial data of CPF;

Additional Preference

  • Previously worked in I/NGO in finance will be an advantage;
  • ­Candidate with a valid driving license with two wheeler is an added advantage.


Job Description

Specific tasks and duties 

Assistant Finance and Administration Officer (AFAO) will be a staff member of the Finance and Administration Unit of RECOFTC-Nepal. Under the overall supervision of  the Country Director, the successful applicant will work closely with the Corporate Services (CS) Unit in the Main office in Bangkok and relevant RECOFTC team members to support the administrative  and financial management of the country office in Nepal. 

Assistant Finance and Administration Officer’s (AFAO) main duties will be: 

  • Focal point of CPF for Corporate Services (CS) unit in main office in Bangkok;
  • Maintain all account related documents of Center of People and Forests (CPF) and RECOFTC Main office, both electronic as well as hard copies;
  • Process all payments and maintain all financial records through appropriate supporting documents under compliance with the CPF’s and  RECOFTC’s policies and procedures;
  • Process all payments and maintain all financial records complying taxation rules and regulations of Government of Nepal when processing CPF’s transactions;
  • Prepare financial report as required by RECOFTC Main Office;
  • Regularly update the account and admin related information on to RECOFTC’s Main office integrated information system;
  • Record all the financial transactions in Tally software;
  • Employee will be a focal person to communicate with Bank and other financial institutions in Nepal to acquire necessary information on time;
  • Provide accounting and logistic support while organizing meeting, training and workshops led by CPF;
  • Maintain soft copies of all the formal communications with other CPF members, consultants, partners and donors;
  • Keep inventory and level of/on all the assets of CPF and ensure they are in good order of work;
  • Arrange on travel, visa, accommodation and relevant necessary tasks that required domestic as well as international visits for CPF and RECOFTC Main Office staffs;
  • Handle office administrative tasks as well as logistic tasks to ensure office management running smoothly with a good environment;
  • Supervise the office support staffs and make sure the work is completed and;
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned from time to time by the Managing Director of CPF


Applying Procedure

Cover Letter and CV should be directly submitted to [email protected]  no later than 14th October 2021 with subject field as ‘Assistant Finance and Administration Officer (AFAO)’ 

RECOFTC Nepal promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce. Female candidates from Dalit and marginalized communities are highly encouraged to apply.

RECOFTC Nepal reserves all rights regarding the vacancy announcement, including but not limiting to selection and/or disqualification of any or all applicants without assigning any reasons whatsoever.


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