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​Small Mammal Conservation Organization (SMACON) is a non-governmental organization committed to the protection of small mammals and their habitat through evidence-based conservation that safeguards local livelihoods. We work with local and regional and international partners to deploy SMACON's mission. We are looking for passionate individuals who are dedicated to the documentation and protection of biodiversity in Nigeria, the Gulf of Guinea Islands and supporting our network of partners across West Africa.


​​General Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed for each role, each applicant should possess the following skillset for optimum productivity - email management, knowledge of basic Microsoft tools for word processing, and communication - Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and similarly able to work collaboratively in Google Suites e.g. Docs, Sheets; Managing and handling/transferring large files online; familiarity with virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Google Meet).

1) Position: Finance Manager (one position)

Location: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Scope / Responsibilities

Manage monthly reconciliation and reports

Prepare financial annual reports and statements

Ensure prompt entry of financial activities into accounting software

Prepare budgets for grant applications

Ensure SMACON meets donors’ financial reporting expectations  

Ensure that SMACON complies with federal and state financial and tax requirements

Maintain financial security and appropriate expenditure through internal controls

Reconcile financial discrepancies through in-depth analyses of accounts, and financial records

Requirements / Qualifications

Minimum of B.Sc/BA/HND in Accounting, Management, or related disciplines

ICAN or equivalent certifications will be an added advantage

Must be able to work with QuickBooks


Must have experience in bookkeeping

Bank and auditor liaison

Relevant post-qualification experience

Prior experience with a non-governmental org. will be an added advantage


Should be fluent in spoken and written English

Analytical, physically organized, and good report-writing skills

Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills

In-depth knowledge of financial systems, financial management, and reporting

Must be a good team player

2) Position: Field Officers /Coordinators (four positions to be filled)

Location: Calabar

Job Description and Responsibilities​

Supervise Forest Guardians and Data Technicians in Boki

Supervise field-based alternative livelihood teams

Conduct supervised field surveys and

Collect monitoring and evaluation data

Facilitate community engagement and education efforts

Reports to:

Programs Manager, Conservation
Programs Manager, Science

Qualifications and Experience

A degree in Zoology, Biological Sciences, and other related disciplines

Must reside in Cross River State, and be ready to spend extensive time in the field (Afi Mountain and Cross River National Park)

3) Position: Communications Manager

Location: Calabar

Job Description and Responsibilities

Develop and implement communication strategies to enhance the organization's visibility and outreach
Create content for our website, social media, newsletters, brochures, magazines, etc

Evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies and adjust as necessary


Reports to:

Chief Operations Officer

Qualifications and Experience

At least a bachelor's degree is required.
Strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
Proficiency and experience in social media management and content creation
Should be willing to reside in Cross River State

How To Apply
Submit your resume and a cover letter, all in one document to

For the Finance Manager position, your cover letter should indicate your salary expectations. Your email subject should read “Finance Manager Position”.

For all other positions, your email subject should state the position, e.g. "Finance Manager Position".

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we will contact only shortlisted candidates for interviews.

For more information, send an email to

Application Deadline

Still accepting applications.

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