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Background

​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.

Salary: 120,000 - 170,000 NGN

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

Experience

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

Skills

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: Operations Officer (one position)

Location: Benin City

Job Description and Responsibilities

Execute administrative tasks 

Assist in planning SMACON meetings, events, and workshops

Revive Straw-coloured Fruit bat population monitoring in Benin City

Support ongoing and proposed research projects in Benin City

 

Variable work hours to be negotiated with the applicant prior to recruitment.

Reports to:
Project Manager

Admin Manager

Qualifications and Experience

A postgraduate student who is actively enrolled in Zoology or any related field at the University of Benin

Proper business English, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage

Ability to lead a team

Dynamic and able to quickly learn new skills

3) Position: Field Officers (three 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:
Community Engagement Manager
Project Manager

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)

 


How To Apply
Submit your resume and a cover letter, all in one document to info@smacon-africa.org.

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. "Operations Officer Position".


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

For more information, send an email to info@smacon-africa.org

Application Deadline

Friday, 13th October 2023.

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