Position title: Financial Analyst (Bilingual – English/French)
Position location: Ottawa
Reports to: Finance Manager (Ottawa)
Contract term: 8 months
Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Nature and Scope:
This Financial Analyst (FA) position will be based in Ottawa with regular communication and coordination with colleagues in Canada and overseas and some required travel overseas. The FA will have overall responsibility for the financial administration of project activities and is expected to provide high professional expertise in the conduct of financial affairs relating to the project. He or she must be a self-starter; results oriented, enjoys working as part of a team and is willing and able to travel. Specific responsibilities include:
Hands on responsibility to perform month-end and year-end closings, deferred revenue reconciliations, monthly sub-ledger balancing, review and verification of all payments, exchange rate calculations, preparation of month-end journal entries, and maintaining the chart of accounts for projects.
Financial Monitoring of Overseas Projects:
Qualifications and Competencies:
Farm Radio International is the only international non-profit organization dedicated
exclusively to serving African farming families and rural communities through the innovative
use of radio and mobile phones.
We always work through existing local radio stations. Our network currently includes more
than 650 radio partners across 40 sub-Saharan African countries. Building the capacity
of these stations and their local stakeholders is central to our approach to building viable
communication platforms for long-term sustainable development.
We have seven offices in sub-Saharan Africa and run major projects in Burkina Faso,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Tanzania, and Uganda. And we
have worked with funders and partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CABI,
Global Affairs Canada, the International Development Research Centre, the International
Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Irish Aid, USAID, and the World Food Programme.
Together with our broadcasting and project partners, we reach tens of millions of small-
scale farmers with life-changing information and enable them to have a stronger voice in
their own development.
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