Overview

Lion Landscapes is a small but highly dedicated field project, which aims to reduce human-carnivore conflict and investigate carnivore ecology in Tanzania’s Ruaha and Selous landscape. We are a registered international non-government organisation. We are looking for a part-time Human Resource and Finance Officer.

This position will be based remotely with frequent travel to Lion Landscapes field camp 75km from Iringa town; those based in Iringa town and region will receive consideration. They will work with the Field Operations Manager and other Lion Landscapes staff to assist with financial and human resource activities to ensure the project can achieve its goals. The successful candidate will be an honest, highly motivated, hands‐on, collaborative individual. This is a tremendous opportunity for someone with skills and training to help a grassroots conservation project grow and achieve significant success, with important benefits for both local communities and large carnivores. There is also significant opportunity for career growth and promotion within the organization. The main duties involved in this post are listed below, but additional tasks may be included as needed by management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(a) Financial planning and supervision– working with field operations manager and field staff to set budgets, consolidating monthly accounting Excel sheets, scanning receipt sheets and all budgets to the Director each month; and summarising expenditure for any reports or as needed.

(b) Human resource activities – helping supervise staff issues or complaints and communicating them with management; ensuring that all staff are on time and acting professionally (in accordance with the project handbook); helping supervise staff recruitment, participate in performance reviews, disciplinary issues, time off and staff pay.

(c) Communicate human resource policies and procedures to all staff, and guide/facilitate the implementation of new/revised systems through continuous interaction with line managers and other staff members.

(d) Financial audits– regularly checking Lion Landscapes purchases from vendors and internal receipts to ensure financial regularity

Qualifications

-A Tanzanian citizen with a passion and commitment to community-based wildlife conservation
-Skilled in the use of common computer software such as Microsoft Excel and Word
-Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to fit in well amongst, and effectively manage, a team of diverse people.
-Strong writing and verbal communications skills
-High proficiency of English and Swahili
-Demonstrated personal qualities of integrity, attention to detail, strong professionalism, investing in people, credibility, and commitment to Lion Landscapes conservation mission.
-Flexible and able to multi‐task; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and proposing new ways of creating efficiencies
-A strong team player that can also lead and work independently.
-Degree in HR and/or Finance is highly preferred

How to apply: interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter to hr-tz@lionlandscapes.org.com by the 15th of June. Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and mobile phone number and three referees, one being your last employer. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage those with disabilities to apply. Please put “Application for Human Resource and Finance Officer LL” in the subject line.