JOB AT Agriterra : Finance And Administration Officer : ( Deadline : 17 May 2019 )
Farmer common sense in business
We are looking for people who are entrepreneurial, focused on performance, clients, and results, and able to work in a team
Agriterra is the development and advisory organization of the agricultural sector in the Netherlands. It focuses on strengthening the position which cooperatives and farmers’ organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America occupy in the market, in the supply chain and in consultations with governments. Agriterra uses peer-to-peer advice from the Dutch (cooperative) agri & food sector. These Agriterra experts, named agripoolers, share their experience in and knowledge of production improvements, service provision, agricultural extension, cooperative entrepreneurship and advocacy with their peers in other countries.
Agriterra aims to be a specialist in the field of increasing the business performance of cooperatives and farmers’ organizations in developing countries. Its ambitions in terms of service provision, knowledge, efficiency and efficacy are sky-high. Cooperatives and farmers’ organizations in developing countries can count on becoming stronger through adopting Agriterra’s advice. This is based on the concept that a strong and well-organized agricultural sector is necessary to ensure rapid economic growth and more equitable distribution of prosperity and democratic well-being.
Agriterra’s annual turnover is approximately 15 million euros and the organization has over 130 employees, both in the Netherlands and abroad. It has ISO certification and is a member of AgriCord, the alliance of agri-agencies.
For our activities in Rwanda we are looking for:
Finance And Administration Officer (m/f)
As a finance and administration officer, you are responsible for efficient en effective running of the logistics and administrative operations of Agriterra Rwanda. This includes the efficient handling of the financial and human resources administration in order to contribute to the organization objectives. Hence you will support the business advisory team with hands-on business advisory services to business-oriented farmer cooperatives.
Monitor all financial transactions for Agriterra Rwanda.
Ensure prompt payment of invoices.
Monitor all invoices and payments to contractors to ensure compliance to contracts and reconciliation of payments vs budgets.
Quality checks all financial transactions to ensure proper coding and recording.
Administer the staff payroll system and file all Agriterra Rwanda’s statutory returns with relevant government ministries and agencies.
With the support of the team and country representative, develop quarterly cash flow projections for submission to the team and HQs.
With the support of the team and country, representative prepares monthly/Quarterly/annually financial statements for the organization.
Support the team in the development and submission of country financial metrics.
Work with the team in budget preparation for new projects/missions/events.
Develop and run ad-hoc reports as required.
Any other financial activities which are “in line off” the previous mentioned ones.
Organize the logistic preparations for missions, events and client visits. This includes arranging transport and accommodation for staff and visitors and negotiating competitive rates when organizing events.
Assist the team with contract preparations and development in close coordination with the concerned business advisors and country representative
Support in keeping the Agriterra Information Network up to date, generate needed overviews to keep the team planning on track.
Facilitate MyCoop trainings;
Maintain an up to date Human Resources file.
Where needed to develop and maintain a good digital and manual filing system.
Responsible for the organization IT resources.
Maintain an up to date record on the organization insurances.
Ensure that the procedures of procurement are well observed by the organization
Any other administrative activities which are in line with the previous mentioned ones.
Bachelor candidate in Finance, Administration, Agribusiness or a similar field.
Certified as ILO MyCoop trainer;
Experienced in using Agro Info Net as a management information system for farmer organizations and agri-agencies.
Experienced in using Sharepoint as software.
Experienced in planning and preparing for large scale coffee events
High level of proficiency in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
Enthusiastic focused on results and service, and with adequate advisory or training skills.
What we have to offer
A position which requires you to be highly self-reliant and use your pioneering skills in order to operate in dynamic international markets and in close cooperation with the agricultural business sector.
At Agriterra, the work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus is on achieving results. As a finance and administration officer, you will be working under the direct supervision of the country director of Agriterra Rwanda. Whenever necessary, you will work in collaboration with other Agriterra employees in the region.
Agriterra is offering a full-time position for a period of one year, with the intention of extending the contract. The working conditions and additional benefits are good. The salary offered will depend on your experience, age, and family situation.
Are you interested?
Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile?
Apply before May 17th, 2019, with a cover letter and curriculum vitae, by sending a mail to [email protected] for the attention of Mr. J.A.B. Spikker, country director of Agriterra Rwanda. If you require further information, you can also contact him by sending an email to
Acquisition of this vacancy will not be appreciated.
Cooperation is the strength of Agriterra!